My kingdom for a Horse!

By David Lynch Author and photojournalist Noel Mullins has written a history of horse fairs and trading in Ireland. His fascination began in the 1950s as a young Loughrea boy. Every year he watched Travellers with colourful horses and ponies walk past his house as they headed for the Ballinasloe Horse Fair. David Lynch met…

Moving Statues December

Old religious traditions like the ‘Travelling Mary’ are kept alive across the country. While new ones such as a multi-cultural mass at Christmas are growing from strength to strength. Here Ellen McDonagh writes about Christmas traditions among Travellers in her own Co. Meath community. Christmas is a very special time for the majority of Travellers.…