Our Mission is to bring about significant social change which contributes to the eradication of racism, discrimination and inequalities as experienced by the Traveller and Roma communities in Ireland.
Established in 1996, Donegal Travellers Project is an independent, locally based community development organisation working for and with the Traveller Community in Donegal. Since then, the project has supported Travellers to articulate their identity, to organise collectively and to work towards the realisation of their rights. Today Donegal Travellers Project has a staff team of over 25 working in a range of areas.
See more on our history page.
WHO WE ARE
Establishing the Roma Community Development Project (2019) and its expansion in 2022 to conduct a health-based needs analysis of the Roma community across the north west region of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.
Securing a three year funding package from Rethink Ireland (2022) to tackle education disadvantage among Traveller and Roma children and young people.
Refurbishing the Big Isle halting site in Manorcunningham (2020), a testament to 15 years of negotiating between DTP advocating on behalf of the Big Isle families and Donegal County Council and a template for future Traveller accommodation in Co Donegal.