Tipperary Travellers Drive For Hope and Change

Horses are an intrinsic part of a travellers’ life. The prospective changes in the way horse-keeping is to be controlled is causing disquiet among travellers at large. Looking after horses helps with depression with the younger males as well as the more senior among them. The rate of suicide in Travellers far outweighs the settled community by a ratio of 6:1.

The Drive took place on Sunday, July 30, and was in aid of Pieta House. The Travellers meet at the Mitchelstown Road entrance to Cahir and completed the Drive in Inch Field. The field was replete with people wearing white tee-shirts with”Drive for Hope and Change”.

Amongst the speakers that spoke were Brian Dillon, Kerry McCarthy and Love Hate’s “John Connors”.  Travellers-Drive-TIpp-3Travellers-Drive-TIpp-43Travellers-Drive-TIpp-38Travellers-Drive-TIpp-37Travellers-Drive-TIpp-32Travellers-Drive-TIpp-27Travellers-Drive-TIpp-26Travellers-Drive-TIpp-29Travellers-Drive-TIpp-28Travellers-Drive-TIpp-21Travellers-Drive-TIpp-23Travellers-Drive-TIpp-20Travellers-Drive-TIpp-18Travellers-Drive-TIpp-4Travellers-Drive-TIpp-11Travellers-Drive-TIpp-12Travellers-Drive-TIpp-10Travellers-Drive-TIpp-1Travellers-Drive-TIpp-2Travellers-Drive-TIpp-8Travellers-Drive-TIpp-36

Reflections

I took this  photo in Poppintree Park, Ballymun on an overcast day.

 

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Summer ? What Summer?

These pictures were taken a while back but it doesn’t really matter. Why? Because it rained all day today and was very cold considering this is supposed to be our Summer.

Photographers,  myself included do like rain, you get wonderful reflections on surfaces, colourful umbrellas, people rushing etc  People tend to ignore you in the rain so greater opportunity for candid shots.

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Bongo Steve

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Carron with Darren McGrath

CARRON are an Indie-Folk duo from Dublin, led by the sisters Meabh and Mella. They were accompanied by Daren McGrath on guitar.

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Actor and Comedian Eric Lalor opens “The Long and Winding Road”

The Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme invited guests to a reading of the student’s work in their recently published book “The Long and Winding Road”

The event was officially opened by local Actor and Comedian Eric Lalor in the Ballymun Adult Education Centre.  Here are a few pictures:

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Peadar Grange

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Cian Ri at the Beo Ballymun Trad & Ballad Festival

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