The magazine is now available in more than 1000 newsagents nationwide.
This bumper winter edition of the magazine features interviews from TV’s Love/Hate John Connors, TV personality and former Dragons’ Den panellist Norah Casey and news from local Traveller groups and organisations.
Written by Travellers for Travellers and the wider community, Voice of the Traveller serves as a window and guarantees its readers an authentic view of a community whose coverage in mainstream tabloids tends to be unrepresented and generally negative. Our regional reporters challenge the stereotypes and negative issues that have constantly arisen and only served to limit the potential growth of our community.
In previous editions we spoke to Irish International and LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane, runner up of The Voice Ireland, Kelly Mongan and former Westlife member Kian Egan. Issues covered include information on educational services, as well as promoting Traveller achievements in higher education. Voice of the Traveller also has a number of regular contributors including Jane Ward and her highly anticipated fashion tutorials and Youth Officer Michael Kelly whose column provides information on the importance of youth work in a child’s development. The latest contributor to become involved is Trinity graduate, playwright and activist Rosaleen McDonagh.
Over the recent number of years we have become more involved in mainstream media, taking part in shows such as the very successful Truth about Travellers which first aired in 2010 as well as Paddy and Sally’s excellent adventure 2012 which is currently being re-aired on TV 3 as well as Hector Goes Traveller. Voice of the Traveller has also featured on a variety of Radio stations such as Flirt FM, Shannonside Radio as well as local radio stations around the country. More recently Voice of the Traveller was profiled in RTE’s Nationwide and was described by presenter Anne Cassin as “a magnificent publication but it’s much more than that, it’s an educator, providing a link between the settled and Traveller communities”.
Regional news and information on changes to the law as well as details of upcoming events keep our readers both in Ireland and abroad informed on what’s happening within the community. The magazine is hailed as a vital information tool to those separated from the community or living abroad.
For those that are interested in reading the other side of the story this is a must read.