Author Archive | Rebecca GTM

#Travellerhomesnow protest Monday 16th July Galway City Council

 #Travellerhomesnow campaigners are organising a peaceful protest outside Galway City Council offices on Monday the 16th of July at 2.30 pm in response to Cllr Declan Mc Donnell’s anti Traveller comments re the homeless figures. Demanding equality for Travellers.  #Travellerhomesnow campaigners are calling for Councillor Declan Mc Donnell to resign as chairperson of the Galway […]

Galway Traveller Accommodation Inquiry: The Real Stories

Galway Traveller Movement and the National Traveller Women’s Forum in partnership with the Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Limerick are hosting a public launch of the Traveller Communities’ accommodation Campaign #TravellerHomesNow.  A set of demands from the community calling for change to be directed at the Irish Government will be presented on […]

Would you like to nominate someone for a Galway Traveller Pride Award?

GTM are hosting our 2nd Annual Traveller Pride Awards in the Bailey Allen Hall in NUIG on the 29th May at 7pm. If you know someone you would like to nominate please see the attached application form and categories. *Please note the closing date is the 15th May not the 17th June as stated on […]

GTM Ethnicity Campaign #TravellerEthnicityNow

GTM launched our ethnicity campaign on the 08th November and we need your help! If your support our fight to be recognised as an Ethnic Minority, please upload a photo of yourself holding our hashtag and describe the photo as “I support the movement for #TravellerEthnicityNow”

Galway Traveller Pride Awards 2016

  Galway celebrates the strengths and achievements of the Traveller community The Galway Traveller Movement is holding the first annual Galway Traveller Pride Awards on June 27th in the Institute for Life and Society building (ILAS) NUIG. The awards are a celebration of Traveller achievements across Galway City and County. Traveller Pride is a national […]

Traveller Foster Carers for Traveller Children – Are you interested?

Shared Rearing Initiative Traveller Health projects in Galway, Roscommon and Mayo have become increasingly aware of the number of Traveller ‘children in care ‘.  Children who for different reasons can no longer live with the family they were born into and must have another home. When these children are placed in foster care, there is […]

Athenry Traveller Women receive certification in dressmaking

  On February the 13th, 12 Traveller women from Athenry received certificates for the completion of a 10 week dressmaking course. The awards event was a great way to celebrate the hard work and dedication which participants had put into the 1o week course and offered them an opportunity to showcase their work. In addition to the […]