Published 22.05.2014
by Kids’ Own

Play: a new book project on Traveller pride with Traveller children

This May, we worked with children and their parents from the Traveller community in Dungarvan, County Waterford, on a new book all about Traveller pride. Providing a snapshot of Travellers’ lives through the eyes of Traveller children, the project took shape through a series of creative play sessions. The book will be launched on 24 June 2014 during Travellers Pride Week.

Play book project Play book project


Very young children and their parents worked on collages and chalk and crayon floor drawings.




Print-making on the Play book project 2014Print-making on the Play book project 2014Print-making on the Play project


Older children took part in print-making sessions, working off their own designs.







Kids’ Own has worked with the Traveller community on a number of book projects over the years. Check out the following titles in our online bookshop:

  • Cant Turn Back: a book dedicated to re-immersing traveller children in the Cant language as well as exploring  the life of travellers from the child’s point of view
  • Fishing for Food and Mushrooms: A Collection of Stories, Poems and Pen Pictures written and illustrated by Traveller Children in Belfast