Traveller groups in the Eastern Region received Health Service Executive Awards for their contributions on Traveller men’s health this year.

The groups were congratulated for their participation in three main events – the Run A Muck Challenge, climbing Croagh Patrick and Traveller Men’s Health Day in the Phoenix Park.

Johnny Maughan receives the award for Tallaght Travellers.

Johnny Maughan receives the award for Tallaght Travellers.

Davy McDonagh receives the TMAP award for TravAct.

Davy McDonagh receives the TMAP award for TravAct.

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This was the first year of Traveller Men’s Action Plan (TMAP) and there was a great response from Traveller men wanting to be involved. Awards were presented by Concepta de Brun of the HSE and went to TravAct, Tallaght Traveller Development Group, Wicklow Travellers, Southside Traveller Action Group, Kildare Travellers, Clondalkin Travellers, Pavee Point and Fingal Traveller Group.