Need more info? Get in touch! 071 96 41770 or email

Travellers Programme

Traveller helpline
Please phone or text 083 100 6300
There is a new helpline to deal with Coronavirus (Covid-19) queries for Travellers. This has been organised by the Traveller organisations in the Midlands with the support of the HSE Midlands Traveller Health Unit.

For further information on Traveller supports during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis please visit....

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

Latest from Facebook

Latest from Twitter

TwitterX Error: Could not load tweets as Twitter responded with the error: 'Could not authenticate you.'.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 -2027.

Leitrim Integrated Development Company Ltd - Reg. Office, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. Reg. No. 451100

European Commission Website EAFRD

Department of Rural & Community Development

EU Funds Website

Copyright © 2015 Leitrim Development Company. All Rights Reserved.

Web Design & Development by inTandem