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The myths and the truth There is no one Gypsy and Traveller culture, just as there is no single Gypsy and Traveller community. But most Gypsies and Travellers have certain cultural things in common, which have evolved over time in response to the conditions created by life on the road.

Gypsy irish travellers is usually used for Irish people. They are nomadic people of Ireland

Irish Tinker Child Irish Travellers (Irish: an lucht siúil) or Pavee, also called Tinkers or Gypsies (but not to be confused with the Romani people), are a traditionally itinerant people of ethnic Irish origin, who maintain a set of traditions and a distinct ethnic identity. Although predominantly English speaking, some also use Shelta and other similar cants. They live mostly in Ireland as well as having large numbers in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Irish Tinker Child (Irish: an lucht siúil) or Pavee, are a traditionally itinerant people of ethnic Irish origin, who maintain a set of traditions and a distinct ethnic identity

1904 irish dancing

Vintage Irish Dance: Cassie O’Neill of Glenarm dances at a Feis in 1904

A history of gypsies.

History of the Gypsies

Who are the Gypsies and where did they come from? The Roma or Romani people have long lived the Gypsy life. This article gives us a glimpse at the history of the Gypsies, who are not Egyptians at all.

Irish spinner and spinning wheel. County Galway, Ireland - between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900.

Irish Spinner and Spinning Wheel. County Galway, Ireland - photo of Irish Spinner and Spinning Wheel. This color photochrome print was made between 1890 and 1900 in Ireland. The photo documents Irish Spinner and Spinning Wheel.

The ‘Potato Orphans’ of Australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the Great Famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the Australian convicts.

Untold story of Irish teen shipped to Australia to marry a convict

An image of potato orphan Jane McDonald, which her great-great-great granddaughter Gail Newman was 'so happy' and emotional to uncover after months of searching

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Irish Tinkers or travellers in Eire

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