Re-launch of Offaly Traveller Movement-Guest of Honour Sabina Higgins

The Offaly Traveller Movement 20 year Anniversary Celebration took place on Monday 24th October 2016 and was formally opened by Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D. Higgins. The event included:

  • Presentation of OTM’s past and present achievements, background and history including a photo booklet from the Offaly Traveller Movement Archive Project,
  • Launch of Travelling Through Homelessness: A Study of Traveller Homelessness in County
    Offaly, 2016
  • Outstanding Contribution Awards to Thomas McDonagh and Biddy Kavanagh
  • OTM youth club presented their own drama based on Traveller culture and experiences

Our organisation changed its name from Tullamore Traveller Movement to Offaly Traveller Movement.  Offaly Traveller Movement (OTM) is an independent organisation of Travellers and settled people established in 1991 and was launched in 1996 by President Mary Robinson, to promote the rights of Travellers to self-determination and equality in Irish society. It works in particular for improvements in the quality of Traveller life, greater self-confidence among Travellers in their own identity, and better relationships between Travellers and settled people. 

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