Through the Eyes of Traveller Children – Experiences, stories and hopes for the future

Through the Eyes of Traveller Children – Experiences, stories and hopes for the future
10.00

Recommended age: 5-12

Traveller children from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, share their experiences, stories and hopes for the future.

 


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Description

A new book by Traveller children from Dungarvan, County Waterford, providing a snapshot of their lives and traditions. The book took shape through a series of creative workshops with Traveller children and their parents. The children worked with Kids’ Own artist Orla Kenny and writer Mary Branley to share their experiences, stories and hopes for the future.

‘Boxing is great. I’m training hard to get into the tournaments next year. I like all the boxing gear and the bandages and the gloves. I spar with my cousin. You win if you land the punches on the other fella. I like going boxing and even watching the matches. Katie Taylor is a good boxer for a girl. She got the gold for Ireland at the Olympics. I’d like to be a professional boxer when I grow up.’

– Peter

Additional Info

‘Through the Eyes of Traveller Children’ is published by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership in partnership with Waterford Childcare Committee, Waterford County Traveller Interagency Group and Kids’ Own and was funded by Waterford City & County Council.

A Kids’ Own Publication
1st Edition (2014)
Paperback: 24 pages, full colour
Weight: 0.124 kg
ISBN: 978-1902432892

100% of proceeds support children’s participation in the arts.

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