Galway, Ireland
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The Plaza, 1 Headford Rd, Galway

27 years of advocacy

Values-based approach

Local Traveller Action Groups

Our Mission

To challenge discrimination and racism experienced by the Traveller community in Galway city and county, to challenge the status quo and to empower members of the Traveller community to take action to realise Traveller rights.

Our Vision

Full equality, social justice and human rights realised for members of the Traveller community, and meaningful participation of Travellers in social, economic, political and cultural life.

2021 Traveller Achievement Awards
C煤il Seoige Residents Group
馃弳 Music, Arts & Culture:
David McDonagh
馃弳 Education:
Lauren Dowd
馃弳 Sport:
Edward McDonagh
馃弳 Enterprise/ Employment:
John Pio Browne
馃弳 Young Person:
Patrick Maughan
馃弳 Overall Winner:
Kathleen Keenan

A social movement for greater equality needs a sustained sense of direction and a view of how we can achieve the necessary economic and social changes. The key is to map out ways in which the new society can begin to grow within and alongside the institutions it may gradually marginalise and replace. That is what making change is really about. Rather than simply waiting for government to do it for us, we have to start making it in our lives and in the institutions of our society straight away

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone (Penguin Books, London 2009)

Our Programmes
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Improving the accommodation situation through our #TravellerHomesNow campaign

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Culture & Heritage

Ensuring the protection, promotion and preservation of the communities rich cultural heritage

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A positive environment of respect and protection for the cultural identity of members of the Traveller community

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Enterprise & Work

A strong collective response to inequalities in accessing work, developing peer led models that contribute to change

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Health & Wellbeing

Developing mental health initiatives, to improve mental health outcomes for Travellers and to reduce suicide

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Racism & Discrimination

Travellers experiencing discrimination and racism are empowered to address the challenges facing them

Contact Us


The Plaza, 1 Headford Rd, Galway, H91 KC6V


091 765390


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Galway Traveller Movement

Galway Traveller Movement

25 years fighting for Travellers rights

馃専馃専 10th October 2022 馃専馃専In response to the appalling remarks made by local Fianna F脿il Councillor Michael Crowe about Travellers on the Keith Finnegan show GTM will be organising a protest outside the Galway City Council meeting next Monday 10th October. Time and meeting place to be confirmed. We are calling on all of the Traveller Community and our Allies to join us in solidarity to say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" Further details to follow. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tinsmithing in the Town Square with Tom McDonnell doing demonstrations all day. Here you can buy some of his amazing creations. He will be there until 5pm this evening. Be sure not to miss out! #ballinasloe #ballinasloefair #galway #tinsmithing ... See MoreSee Less
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Misle贸r today in Ballinasloe horse fair 馃ぉ馃帀 ... See MoreSee Less
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Tom draws a crowd every time he takes to the stage to show his Tinsmithing skills.Join us on the Market Square, Ballinasloe to celebrate Misle贸r, a festival of Nomadic Cultures and at 8pm photos will be projected onto St. Michaels church of nomadic communities and cultures in the Misle贸r Illumination event. ...#GalwayTravellerMovement #Misle贸r #tinsmithing #illumination ... See MoreSee Less
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Steo Wall performing today at Misle贸r Festival of Nomadic Cultures. Black Gate productions event Steo and many other very talented performers will alo be on stage tonight in Misle贸r in song at the Rosin Dubh. Tickets can be booked at misle贸 #misle贸r2022#misle贸rfestivalofnomadiccultures2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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