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Tragedy at Carrickmines

The Parish of the Travelling People extend their deepest sympathies to the Connors, Lynch and Gilbert families on their tragic loss of their loved one in the horrific fire in Carrickmines on Saturday morning, October 10th.

CarrickminesVigilOur prayers and thoughts are with the families and all those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Fr Derek Farrell, Parish of the Travelling People, said the enormous scale of the tragedy has spread shockwaves across the whole country. "The extended family, the Traveller community, which is very close-knit, and the wider community is feeling the enormity of this and the pain of it."

The Parish of the Travelling People have opened a book of condolences in St Peter's Church, Phibsborough, which can be signed by anyone who wants to leave messages of support to the families of the victims.

Southside Traveller Action Group, in partnership with the Parish of the Travelling People, are holding a Candlelight vigil at 7.30pm tonight (Wed, Oct 14th) outside the Site in Carrickmines, where the tragedy happened, and invite anyone who wish to show their support for the families affected by the fire last Saturday.

Garda will be assisting traffic in the area and supporting the coordination of the vigil on Glenamuck Road.

 For those who would like make a donation, the St. Vincent De Paul have set up the Carrickmines Tragedy Fund, in Dundrum AIB. BIC 93-31-20, IBAN No. IE38AIBK93312016005289.

St Vincent de Paul – Carrickmines Tragedy

People have contacted the parish about how to assist the families affected by the Carrickmines tragedy. Donations can be made through the Saint Vincent De Paul.

Details for donations to the St Vincent de Paul – Carrickmines Tragedy Fund are below:

Sort Code: 93-31-20
Account Number: 16005280
IBAN: IE38AIBK93312016005289

Rome 2015 Pilgrimage Registration – Final Call

This Pilgrimage, marking the 50th Anniversary of the meeting of Pope Paul VI with various nomadic groups on a campsite near Rome in 1965, is taking place in and around


Vatican City, Rome on

Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th October 2015


Many thousands of nomadic people are expected to attend from many countries around the world, including Ireland, travelling as pilgrims and as ambassadors for Christ.

• To allow for the organisers in Rome to cater properly for the many thousands of pilgrims coming from many countries far and wide, this is now the final call for registration of pilgrims.

• Anyone, or any family or group already booked to go, or intending to go, needs in advance to be registered to gain access to the planned Papal general audience and other pilgrimage events.

• So, advance Registration and Passes will be needed. These Passes will be issued to each pilgrim who is registered. Every Group wishing to apply through the Parish for Pilgrimage Passes will need to complete and sign a Registration Form.

• This Form and further details are available by contacting us here at the Parish. The Form may also be downloaded here . A fully completed and signed Registration Form for each Group registering through the Parish must be received back in the Parish no later than the final closing date which is this coming Wednesday, 19th August 2015.

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NTP Press Conference - 1st July 2014

NTP Martin Collins from Colin Thomson on Vimeo.

Martin Collins is the chairperson of the National Traveller Partnership. The press conference was convened on 1st July 2014. The members called on the government to protect the independence and funding of the Traveller organisations by ring fencing the funding and by not subsuming them into Local Authorities.

A Call for Support for NTP

NTP Catherine Joyce from Colin Thomson on Vimeo.

Catherine is the manager of the Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group. She is calling on the government to recognise the unique situation of Travellers and to act positively by supporting the on-going development of the National Traveller Movement

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