Traveller Pride Week 2023

Traveller Pride Week got off to a great start on Monday 3rd July with a Traveller Arts Festival launch event. Traveller Pride Week celebrates Traveller culture and identity and includes 40 free events across 22 counties. See programme of events below.

Piper Paddy Keenan.
The great piper Paddy Keenan kicked off the event.
Minister Roderic O Gorman.
Minister Roderic O Gorman, TD, Department of Disability, Children, Equality, Integration and Youth spoke to the crowd and talked about Traveller changemakers such as Nan Joyce.
Traveller poet Helen Hutchinson.
Poet Helen Hutchinson read her poetry recalling her struggle to hold on to her Traveller identity in the face of the forces of assimilation.
Traveller singer Selina O Leary.
Selina O Leary wowed the crowd with traditional and more modern tunes.
Traditional Traveller singer Kitty Cassidy.
The fabulous Kitty Cassidy – who carries so much of Traveller traditions in her singing.
Mc Michael Collins with Michael Power from Involve.
MC for the evening Michael Collins with Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee Michael Power of Involve.
Traveller singer songwriter Trish Reilly.
Trish Reilly who writes her own songs with strong messages of Traveller cultural rights.
Singer Susan Marie Wilde
An up and coming singer Susan Marie Wilde.
Traveller poet Davy Collins.
Davy Collins reads his poetry.

Events Around the Country