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Traveller Pride Week at The Factory

Traveller Week 6665Over 100 Members of the Traveller Community from Limerick city sites and its environs gathered at The Factory: Southside Youth Space, Limerick, recently for an evening of celebration as part of Traveller Pride Week.

The festivities mixed fun and entertainment with information and awareness stands aimed at all members of the Travelling Community.

‘The young and, not so young, really enjoyed themselves and got involved in all the activities,’ said Kate O’Driscoll, Limerick Youth Service.

The activities on offer ranged from zumba and handball to soccer and face painting with Giggles the Clown particularly popular among the younger members!

‘The evening also served as a hub of information and awareness with Limerick City VEC, the Start Rite Programme, PAUL Partnership and the HSE’s Traveller Health Service having information stands available,’ added Ms. O’Driscoll.

Traveller Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of Travellers to Irish culture and society, while also raising awareness of the support services and opportunities available to the members of the Traveller Community.

‘I would like to thank all of those involved in the organisation of this event. It was a truly successful evening that hopefully will be replicated next year,’ said Majella Tobin, Community Development Officer, Traveller Health Services, HSE.

The event at the Factory was organised by Limerick Youth Service and the Traveller Health Unit, HSE, in association with the Limerick City and County Operational Group for the delivery of services to Travellers, through funding from the Dept of Justice.

Thanks were also expressed to Jason O’Connor, FAI Development Officer and zumba dance instructor, Jillian Furlong.

The Factory: Southside Youth Space is part of Limerick Youth Service, a charity that remains committed to supporting and encouraging all young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

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Contact Information

Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service.

dermott@limerickyouthservice.com Tel: 061-412444/083-1726898

Niamh Doody, Communications Officer, HSE,

Niamh.doody@hse.ie Tel: 061-483223/086-7704314

 

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