The Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration is a free, non-ticketed event. It is open from 11am to 6pm, with exhibitions, workshops, film, children’s entertainment and many more activities running throughout the day in 5 different locations.
Please register for talks, presentations and screenings on arrival in the venue to ensure a place.
The Baroque Chapel - Awards, Performance & Screenings
|10:00 - 11:30||Awards||Traveller Pride Awards Retrospective - We reflect on and celebrate eight years of the annual Traveller Pride Awards|
|11.30 - 11.35||Music||A Special Performance by the Labre Park Children's Choir|
|11:45 - 12:45||Documentary||Tommy Fegan's 'Copper and Brass' - Talk & Documentary|
|12:55 - 13:25||Drama||'It's a Cultural Thing' by Actor and Writer Michael Collins|
|13:30 - 14:15||Talk||'Population Genetics and Genomics of the Irish Travellers', by Gianpiero Cavalleri, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland|
|14:20 - 15:40||Film||Drawing from the collections of the Irish Film Institute Archives,
this film will present Traveller heritage as it was recorded over the decades.
|15:45 - 16:15||Drama||'Running Out of Road' by Playwright Rosaleen Mc Donagh, reading by Fishamble|
|16:30 - 18:30||Music||Paddy Keenan & Company
|16:30 - 18:30||Music||Thomas McCarthy|
|16:30 - 18:30||Music||Frances Black|
|16:30 - 18:30||Music||Selina OLeary
Johnston Room - Reception & Display
|1||11:00-18:00||Patchwork Quilts will be on display throughout the day|
Drawing Rooms - Workshops & Talks
|12:00 -12:30||'Hidden Histories: Travellers and the National Folklore Collection' - Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, UCD Folklore Department|
|13:00 - 13:30||Traditional Tinsmith skills on display with Tom McDonnell|
|13:40 - 14:00||Genealogy 1: Tracing Your Family Tree with David Joyce|
|15:00 - 15:30||Introduction to Gammon - an interactive workshop with Mary Bridget McDonagh|
|15:40 - 16:15||Genealogy Part 2: National Library Director Sandra Collins|
The Great Hall - Stalls, Exhibitions, Children's Art Activities
|11:00-18:00||Stall||National Museum of Ireland, Museum of Country Life - Collection of Traveller Tin Craft and Photographic Archive|
|11:00-18:00||Stall||National Folklore Collection University College Dublin - Travellers in manuscript, photographs and social history documents|
|11:00-18:00||Stall||Flower Craft - Demonstration of traditional flower craft with Biddie Ward|
|11:00-18:00||Stall||Display and Demonstration of Traditional Craft Beady Pockets with Biddie Ward
|11:00-18:00||Stall||Display of Traditional Cures with Martin Ward|
|11:00-18:00||Stall||Travellers in Literature -
Collection of books, fiction and non-fiction featuring Travellers
|11:00-18:00||Stall||Shuttle Knit - Award winning Traveller Community Enterprise Knitwear Company showcasing knitwear line and demonstrating skills.|
|11:00-18:00||Stall||First Class Insulation
Traveller led Social Enterprise Project
|11:00-18:00||Listening Posts - |
|National Folklore Collection University College Dublin - Traveller songs, music and stories from the National Sound Archives|
|11:00-18:00||Exhibition||National Library of Ireland - National Photographic Archive|
|11:00-18:00||Stall||Trace Your Family History - Traveller surnames common to geographical areas, mapped displays and family trees.
|11:00-18:00||Stall||School Project - Displaying a specially commissioned project by Traveller students on family and culture|
Great Hall Perimeter - Art Exhibitions
|11:00 - 18:00||Exhibition||Artist Leanne McDonagh, Exhibition|
|11:00 - 18:00||Exhibition||Labre Park, A history documented in photographs|
|11:00 - 18:00||Exhibition||Ireland's Minority 'Is Anyone Listening?'|
|11:00 - 18:00||Exhibition||Photography - Cork Heritage Museum, Cork Women's Network|
|11:00 - 16:00||Kids Corner||Bright Sparks Art|
|1||11:00 -18:00||The Living History Project - Traditional Wagon and Campsite on display with stories from Michael McDonagh, Meath Travellers' Workshop
*More to be announced!
*Times of performances may change – please keep an eye on the website for details closer to the event. A full programme will be available on the day.