Pavee Point Speaks in the Seanad at ‘Give Travellers The Floor’

Pavee Point was delighted to participate at ‘Give Travellers the Floor’ today, a day of Traveller and Roma representation in the Seanad for the very first time. It was organised by The Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community, and had members of different Traveller Organisations attend the roundtable discussion on key issues affecting […]

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Vacancy: Pavee Point Collections Archivist

Are you a professional archivist looking to be part of an exciting project to preserve and promote Traveller heritage and help develop a Traveller archive? Pavee Point is seeking an archivist to collate, catalogue, digitise and display the Pavee Point collection of photographs, documents and other materials relating to Traveller histories, culture and activism.  This […]

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Recognising International Traveller & Roma Day 2024

Today, on International Traveller & Roma Day 2024, we recognise and celebrate the rich culture, history, diversity and resilience of Travellers and Roma in Ireland and beyond. This day reminds us that we must continue to tackle racism in all of its forms and stand in solidarity with one another to ensure rights are respected, […]

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Vacancy: Traveller Arts and Culture Worker

Are you a Traveller interested in the arts and helping to promote Traveller participation in the arts in Ireland? This job offers an opportunity to engage with arts and culture organisations and with Travellers and Traveller organisations working in arts and culture – across a broad range of creative activities such as music, film, drama, […]

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2024

On today, the International Day against Racism, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre stands in solidarity with all who experience racism in all its forms everywhere. We call for urgent action at every level – locally, nationally and globally for its elimination.Today marks one year since the launch of the Government’s National Action Plan Against […]

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Pavee Point Hosts the Third Traveller & Roma Education Strategy Consultation  

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre were delighted to host the third in a series of six Traveller and Roma Education Strategy Consultations currently taking place around the country. The consultation today was focused on Roma Education. The consultation events propose to capture participants’ views on: –  the ambition required for the Traveller and Roma education strategy; – […]

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Pavee Point Abhors All Instances of Animal Cruelty

Pavee Point first and foremost would like to state that we as an organisation, abhor all instances of animal cruelty, any of which are totally unacceptable. A recent incident of the death of a horse as reported on social media over the weekend in particular is a shameful act and should never have happened. The […]

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Traveller Pride Awards are Back – Get Your Nominations In

Nominations are open for the Traveller Pride Awards 2024, you only have until 19th April  to get your nominations in! Get your nomination form here (with all the info) and email to travellerprideweek@gmail.com The aim of the Traveller Pride Awards is to highlight and recognise the achievements and contributions of Travellers in their communities and […]

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Travellers and St. Patrick’s Festival 2024

Travellers and Traveller groups participated in Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Festival at the Festival Quarter, Collins Barracks on St Patrick’s Day. There was singing and stories from Thomas McCarthy and Trish Reilly at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.  At the same venue women from Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre hosted a flower-making workshop at […]

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Tender for Comprehensive National Study on Traveller Substance use

The Eastern Region Traveller Health Unit is currently seeking requests for tenders to undertake research on Traveller substance misuse use. The overall objective of the research is to develop a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of Travellers and substance misuse in Ireland within a human rights framework. For more information, see here.   Completed proposals should […]

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Traveller and Roma Education

Pavee Point’s Education Programme is delighted to announce the availability of two new reports and a short note on associated issues. Report of Pavee Point Travellers and Roma in Education and Training Workshop Nov 22 2023   Travellers and Roma in Education and Training – Overview of Provision and Training  Short Note on Traveller and […]

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Traveller and Roma Education Strategy Consultations Underway

We are getting closer to the Traveller and Roma consultations dates which begin next week. Between March 14 and April 11 2024, six local consultation events will be held to inform the development of a Traveller and Roma education strategy (TRES): four with Travellers and Traveller organisations and two with Roma and Roma organisations. These […]

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The National Traveller Drug Network Meets at Pavee Point

Clondalkin Travellers Development Group, Tallaght Travellers Community Developement Project Ltd, Laois Travellers Action Group, Coolmine Homeless Support for Traveller Women, HSE Drugs.ie, DAISH Project TSAS, Traveller Counselling Service, Balbriggan Travellers Project, Fast Finglas, Ossory Youth – Traveller substance Misuse worker, National Traveller MABS and Pavee Point’s DAAP programme all met today at Pavee Point Traveller […]

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Pavee Point’s Response to CESCR’s Concluding Observations

Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, along with a coalition of Traveller organisations, welcomes the Concluding Observations on Ireland by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights following the 4th Review of Ireland’s progress in implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) last month. The Committee’s Concluding Observations […]

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Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh Receives First-Ever Rowan Award

On Thursday 29th February 2024, Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh was honoured as the first-ever recipient of the Rowan Award, presented by The Rowan Trust, an independent foundation fighting for social justice with marginalised communities. The ceremony took place at Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, where Rosaleen has had a long association. Rosaleen has been associated […]

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Traveller Men Complete Runamuck Challenge

On Saturday 2nd March, a group of 14 Traveller Men completed the Runamuck Challenge held in the 3,000 acre Coolcarrigan Estate. The challenge is made up of a very muddy 5.5km run, which includes 50 obstacles to climb, jump and help eachother through. If you’re feeling brave enough, you can also do another lap of the […]

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Pavee Point Attends Le Chéile Solidarity March

On Saturday 2nd March 2024, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and other minority groups marched the streets of Dublin to call for ‘Diversity Not Division’ and for people to ‘Stand Together’ against racism. The march, organised by Le Chéile, a cross-sectoral alliance working together to challenge the far right in Ireland, highlighted the need […]

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Traveller and Roma Education Strategy (TRES) Enters Consultation Phase

Traveller organisations have lobbied for many years for the introduction of a ‘Traveller and Roma Education Strategy’ (TRES) to achieve equal outcomes for Traveller and Roma children and young people in education. This was included in the current Programme for Government and the Department of Education is now working with key stakeholders and national Traveller […]

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