Posts made in August, 2013

OTM Horse project award ceremony

Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013 | 0 comments

OTM Horse project award ceremony

Congratulations to members of the OTM horse project who have recieved certificates from the Irish Horse Welfare Trust in recognition of the good work they are doing.  They are now also studying towards a FETAC Course in stabling and yard management. Well done lads!

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Mental Health Seminar

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Mental Health Seminar

The Travelling to Wellbeing seminar exploring mental health and the Traveller community was attended by 75 people and a useful forum for Travellers, Traveller organisations and service providers to come together to reflect upon the current crisis facing the community.  There was passionate discussion and useful debate and a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities led to a series of ‘next steps’ being planned. To read more about the seminar and the outcomes you can read the summary report here: OTM Mental Health Seminar...

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Traveller Pride Week 2013

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Traveller Pride Week 2013

Traveller Pride week was a huge success again this year.  A series of craft workshops were held across Offaly in which Traditional Traveller craftsmen and women taught skills such as tin-smithing and embroidery.  An exhibition of the crafts and also peices of work from artists within the Offaly Traveller community was put on firstly in the Bridge Centre shopping complex, Tullamore and then in the Offaly County Council offices.  The feedback from both the Traveller and settled communities was positive and much interest was shown in these traditional arts.  Roll on 2014!

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