This Giant Tent – A children’s celebration of Traveller culture and identity

This Giant Tent – A children’s celebration of Traveller culture and identity
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Recommended age: 8-12

A children’s celebration of culture and identity in response to the Travellers’ Journey/Mincéir Misli’d exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life.

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Description

This book brings together a collection of artwork and stories that were created by children in Ballina, Co. Mayo, in response to the Travellers’ Journey/Mincéir Misli’d exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar. After an initial trip to the museum, the chidlren – from Scoil Íosa and Involve Youth Project – went on their own journey of exploration, working alongside writer Mary Branley and artist Cas McCarthy to develop this colourful celebration of identity and culture.

This project was a collaboration between Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, The National Museum of Ireland, Involve Youth Project, Ballina and Scoil Íosa, Ballina.

 

 

This Giant Tent - internal page - Kids' Own
This Giant Tent - Internal page
This Giant Tent - internal book page

The best part of the day was when we did art in this giant tent.

– Ka Pew Say

What I think was the best was that it was all about Travellers. And Francie Barrett’s suit.

– Michael

The thing I enjoyed most was everything to do with drawing, and listening about Travellers.

– Bridie

Everyone needs to see themselves reflected and valued in stories, books, exhibitions and films. Irish Travellers and people from minority groups are not often seen. In this book, the pupils share big ideas about ethnicity, culture and identity. These are concepts that are often difficult to define or explain, but are beautifully shown here.

– Rosa Meehan, Assistant Keeper, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Additional info

‘This Giant tent’ is published by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership in association with The National Museum of Ireland, Involve Youth Project, Ballina and Scoil Íosa, Ballina.

A Kids’ Own Publication
1st Edition (2019)

Paperback: 56 pages, full colour
ISBN: 978-1902432755

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

Artist Leanne McDonagh reads from "This Giant Tent"
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