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Traveller Supports

Traveller Support Programme

Travellers are one of the most marginalised groups in Irish Society. Life expectancy is 15 years less for Traveller men and 12 years less for Traveller women than those in the general population. Census 2011 showed that 55% of Travellers leave school before the age of 15; only 1% of Travellers attain a third level qualification (All Ireland Health Study, 2010).

Leitrim Development Company provides support to the Traveller Community in the following ways:

  • Leitrim Development Company Manage the Shannonside Community Childcare Centre in Carrick on Shannon. The Centre provides and promotes a number of supports to the Traveller Community in Leitrim.
  • An Early Years’ Service runs five days a week comprising of and ECCE room and a preschool room.These services are run by qualified Early Years Educators.
  • An After School Programme is run five days a week. This Programme provides homework support and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
  • A Traveller Primary Health Care Project employs five part time Traveller Community Healthcare Workers who promote messages of health and well-being to the Traveller Community.
  • Development Workers provide support the Men, Women and Young people from the Traveller Community through various programmes. There is also support for individual Travellers and Families in areas such as Accommodation, Education and Health.

Main Office

Church Street
Co. Leitrim N41 RF24

Tel: (071) 9641770
Fax: (071) 9641741

Sub Offices

Mohill Enterprise Centre
Co. Leitrim N41 Y4C0

Tel: (071) 9631715
Fax: (071) 9631895


New Line
Co. Leitrim F91 YK5R

Tel/Fax: (071) 9856016

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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

This project is supported by EU Recovery Instrument Funding under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2022

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