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Travelling Community

In Ireland there are an ethnic group who have a distinct set of culture beliefs and traditions that are different to the majority of Irish society. The travelling community have a long and colourful history in Ireland yet they have faced many prejudices in their lives and as a result they are seen as a marginalized group in society. 
Travellers are a community in Ireland that face racism on a daily basis.
Travellers are native to Ireland and part of their culture is a nomadic lifestyle, this is that they move around a lot compared to settled people. Many travellers have settled down and this means that they have decided to live in a house but they still hold on to the culture that makes them travellers. Travellers are a community in Ireland that face racism on a daily basis. Racism is carried out by individuals and also by society. 
No matter what ethnic group you belong to you have the right to be protected in all areas of your life, such as school or at home.There are organisations that are available that can offer support around this issue. We have listed some below:
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily, all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.