Traveller Visibility Group
25 Lower John St, Shandon, Cork, T23 YX50
The Traveller Visibility Group (TVG) helps Travellers in Cork and across the country. It campaigns for social justice and equality. It supports Travellers with health, education, employment and accommodation so that in their day to day lives they can take part as equals in our society.
A group of Traveller women started TVG in the early 1990s. They were Helen Casey, Anne Burke and Chrissie O’Sullivan. At the time, Travellers were living in unofficial sites throughout the city without proper water, electricity or toilets. Traveller children were often not allowed to go to their local school. Katie O’Donoghue, who appears on our map, is another inspiring Traveller woman. She campaigned for Traveller rights from the 1970s right up until her death in 2020.
TVG has now been running for over 30 years. It has always said ‘Nothing about us, without us’ making sure that Travellers’ voices are really heard and then responded to.
Image Credit: TVG and Cork Community Art Link