Published 20.02.2024
by Kids’ Own

Our Lives Our Voices Research Findings


We are very pleased to publish the findings from the Our Lives, Our Voices research by Dr Susan McDonnell and Dr Tamsin Cavaliero. Our Lives Our Voices is a Kids’ Own project with Traveller and Roma children and young people in Cork.

The report presents the findings of evaluation research conducted as part of a 12-week participatory interdisciplinary arts and publishing project that took place in Cork city in 2021-22. The arts project comprised two series of workshops: one with a group of Roma children and young people, and one with a group of Traveller children and young people, resulting in the production of two books featuring participants’ stories and artwork.

Follow the link to view the full report https : //


Excerpts from Our Lives Our voices reports


The project was initiated by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership and planned in partnership with Cork Traveller Visibility Group and Cork STAR (supporting Traveller and Roma) Project, with support from the Irish Traveller Movement (ITM). It was carried out by Kids’ Own artists, with support from the community groups and Education Workers from the Supporting Travellers and Roma in Cork STAR Project. The project was funded by the RTE Toy Show Appeal and Community Foundation for Ireland, with additional funding support from Cork Traveller Visibility Group, the Cork STAR Project, and Tusla Education Support Service (TESS).

Read more about the project and the resulting published books here :