Campsite storytelling, paper flower-making, and tours of a traditional barrel-top wagon are part of a Meath Travellers Workshop Living History Exhibition that is coming to Letterkenny next week as part of Traveller Pride Month.
Refreshments and music will also be featured at the exhibition, which takes place on Tuesday, 18th June, from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at the front of An Grianán Theatre on the Port Road.
It is being hosted by Donegal Travellers Project (DTP) and the PEACE IV Building Intercultural Communities (BIC) Project.
“This exhibition will be a chance for people to see for themselves what life on a traditional Traveller campsite was like,” said Annie Mongan, DTP Community Health Worker.
“Everyone is welcome to join us for some storytelling, demonstrations, and information about the daily lives of Traveller families in barrel-top wagons along the roads of Ireland.”
The exhibition, which has been on display at museums and schools throughout the country, was created by Meath Travellers Workshop as a way of honouring and raising awareness about the history and culture that are central to Traveller identity.
Activities of the BIC Project, like other projects on the Donegal County Council PEACE IV Action Plan, are designed to promote a society where cultural diversity is celebrated and where people from different backgrounds and traditions can enjoy living, learning, and socialising together.
This project has been supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.
More information about the Living History Exhibition is available by ringing Donegal Travellers Project on (074) 912 9281 or the BIC Project on (086) 822 6702.Tags: