Traveller Visibility Group Clg

Traveller Culture

Irish Travellers share a distinct and separate identity, culture and history from the rest of the population. Travellers have learned and shared values, beliefs, behaviours and customs which make them identifiable as individuals and as a group of people. Their culture is characterised by nomadism, family ties and kinship, community participation and cross-generational respect, and horse ownership. The Traveller language of Cant (also known as Gammon or Shelta), along with an oral tradition rich in folklore, form a core part of the culture of the community. Travellers’ culture and way of life enables them to retain their identity as an ethnic group (though not recognised as this by the Irish state).

Traveller Culture Awareness Training (TCAT)

TCAT is an initiative that offers quality client based training in Traveller culture. It is delivered by Travellers who are experienced trainers and have completed a special course in TCAT training delivery. It is coordinated by a steering group comprising of all Traveller led organisations in Cork city and county as well as representatives from the HSE. The training is part of an overall Interagency strategy to support better service provision for Travellers.

For more information about TCAT please contact:


Mobile: 0871146585

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Traveller Visibility Group Ltd
25 Lower John St, Cork, Ireland
Eircode: T23 YX50


Telephone  : (353) 0214503786
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Our Mission

“TVG is a Traveller led Cork based organisation which brings the settled community and Travellers together in order to facilitate community development work for the Traveller community.”

Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20031367 and the Companies Registration Office Number 224905 - Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)

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Funded by:

Pobal Pobal Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force Pobal

Further supports:

University College Cork Pavee Point Ie AN ROINN DLÍ AGUS CIRT AGUS COMHIONANNAIS | DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA) Irish Traveller Movement Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí |Cork City Council Community Foundation Ireland Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
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