TRAVELLER ETHNICITY CELEBRATION POSTPONED UNTIL 15 MARCH DUE TO FORTHCOMING BAD WEATHER
Posted on February 26, 2021
Organisers say public health and safety of paramount importance
The Traveller Ethnicity Celebration which was due to take place this coming Thursday, 1 March has been postponed until 15 March and will take place in the same venue, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Speaking on behalf of the steering committee organising the event, Thomas McCann said that the decision to postpone the event was due to the Royal Hospital’s decision to close in light of the severe weather warnings that apply to Thursday.
“The Steering Committee organising the Traveller Ethnicity Celebration met this afternoon to consider the Royal Hospital’s decision to close this Thursday – the day upon which the Celebration was due to take place – due to the severe weather warnings that have been issued by Met Éireann. In the light of the Royal Hospital’s decision, we had no option but to postpone the event.”
Thomas McCann apologised to the hundreds of people who were planning on travelling from all over Ireland and abroad to the event, but said that it was in the best interests of public health and safety to postpone the event.
“We’ve spoken to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and they have agreed to host the event for us on 15 March next. So the Traveller Ethnicity Celebration will be going ahead but two weeks later than originally planned and we’re very much looking forward to it,” Thomas McCann concluded.
Notes to Editors
The Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration is being organised by the following nine Traveller organisations with the support of the Department of Justice and Equality:
Irish Traveller Movement;
National Traveller Women’s Forum;
National Traveller Money Advice and Budgeting Service;
Parish of the Travelling People;
Exchange House Ireland National Travellers Service;
The Traveller Counselling Service
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Pat Montague 087-2549123
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