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Irish Travellers

A nomadic ethnic minority


The Irish Travellers are an ancient nomadic minority still maintaining an entirely separate culture on the island. The Travellers, who were formerly known as Tinkers, constitute less than a half-percent of the population, with 25,000 in the Republic and 1,500 in the North.

The Travellers are indeed nomadic. Some have homes — but even of those who do, many don't live in houses in any normal sense....


Travellers an ancient culture

Most settled Irish believe that the Travellers became itinerant in recent years....


Travellers not popular

Travellers have a few tendencies that make them inconvenient for the general populace....


Completely different

Irish Travellers live in a manner that is in conflict with "settled" people....



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