Traveller Pride Week 2023 to showcase the heritage of the Traveller community

Traveller Pride Week, an annual event celebrating the heritage and culture of the Traveller community in Ireland, will begin on Monday, 3rd July with events taking place across Ireland.

The programme includes more than 40 free events across 22 counties.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘A celebration of Traveller change-makers in Irish history’, and will feature art exhibitions, film screenings, panel discussions, musical performances, workshops, and community gatherings. 

Traveller Pride Week will be officially launched by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, at an event on Monday, 3rd July at The Complex Art Centre, 21-25 Arran Street East, Dublin 7 at 5pm.

The launch event will be MC’d by actor Michael Collins and feature performances by:

·        Helen Hutchinson, poet, Traveller and founding member of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre;

·        Selina O’Leary, singer;

·        David Collins, poet, Traveller Creative Arts Group; and

·        Trish Reilly, singer-songwriter, Irish Traveller Creative.

See full programme of events below.

Traveller Pride Week is coordinated by the national Traveller organisations consisting of the National Traveller MABS, the Irish Traveller Movement, Involve Youth and Community Services, Pavee Point, the Parish of the Travelling People, Exchange House Ireland, Minceirs Whiden and the National Traveller Women’s Forum. The festival is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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