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About

Donegal Travellers Project was formed in 1996 and is one of the longest established and largest locally based community development organisation working for, and with, the Traveller community. Its lifetime has been an important part of the wider struggle for Travellers’ rights, acting locally while working in solidarity with others at regional, national and international levels. It was established by Travellers and members of the settled community in Donegal with the ultimate aim of achieving equality and recognition for Travellers as a distinct ethnic minority group. In 2016, the project marked its twentieth anniversary of independent community development work and today the project is made up of Travellers and members of the settled population. The organisation also has a policy and representational role at local, regional and national levels with staff representation to ensure that issues relevant to Travellers living in rural and border areas are included in wider discussions.