The East Limerick Traveller Project was established in 2020 to respond to needs identified through the East Limerick Traveller Health Baseline Needs Assessment, which was conducted in 2019.  The project is a collaboration between Ballyhoura Development and the HSE Traveller Health Unit.  

Based in Kilmallock, the Project seeks to work with the Traveller Community to improve health outcomes and quality of life for members of the Travelling Community in East Limerick.

As well as responding to ongoing needs, the project supports:

Kilmallock Traveller Women’s Group: An independent group of Traveller women who take part in social, health-related and recreational activities, as well as advocating for, and representing members of the Travelling Community at a local, regional and national level. 

Kilmallock Traveller Men’s Group: An independent group of Traveller men who take part in social, health-related and recreational activities.

Healthy Lifestyle Programme: An exercise and health promotion programme for members of the Travelling Community.  

Training for Traveller Women: QQI accredited training focusing on Health and Communication for Traveller Women, and supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

To find out more, please contact Hannah O’Donnell, the Traveller Community Link Worker, on [email protected] or 086-066 0558.

You can also find out more about the Project and ongoing activities on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EastLimerickTraveller