Galway Travellers, The Road to Recognition and Rights

Event Information

Date: 24 Jun 2014 until 8 Jul 2014
Time: All Day
Europe Direct Centre: Ballinasloe Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

DSC_4290 57Galway Coco (Travellers Pride Week B'sloe Launch)On June 24th at Ballinasloe Library & EDIC, The Galway Traveller Movement launched an exhibition of photographs, short video and artifacts to celebrate 20 years of the GTM and the start of Traveller Pride Week, 2014.

Speaking at the launch was Hannah McGinley, a member of the traveller community, currently pursuing a PhD in Education at NUIG.  Hannah gave an insightful and thought provoking talk on the common misconceptions around the history of  Irish Travellers and the current and previous prejudices and barriers faced by her community.

The star attraction on this occasion was Kelly Mongan, a recent finalist in RTE talent show, ‘The Voice of Ireland’.  Kelly entertained the large crowd with her exceptional vocal talent and she was a real pleasure to host and willing to wait and talk to everyone and pose for numerous photographs.