Skip to content

Martin Collins

Traveller Ethnicity and Human Rights

On 1 March 2017, after many years of campaigning by Traveller organisations, the Irish Government officially recognised the distinct identity and culture of Irish Travellers and acknowledged Travellers as a minority ethnic group. Travellers have a long shared history, traditions, language, culture and customs based on a nomadic tradition.

In this early evening talk, Co-Director of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, Martin Collins will trace the historical origins of Travellers, following the story up to the granting of ethnicity last year, and reflect on the 30-year struggle to achieve recognition for Traveller ethnicity. He will also consider the implications of this newly recognised status for the community’s fight for human rights.

About the Researcher

Upcoming Events

Uri Aran
In conversation with Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith

The Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an In Conversation event where critic and curator, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith will talk to Uri Aran about his practice and his exhibition Take This Dog for Example. The talk will take place on Saturday, 1 April at 2 pm at the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, […]

Art & Ideas

Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

Art & Ideas into your inbox