Wednesday 12 December 2018

Traveller Community Project up and running in Drumgoold

Pádraig Byrne

Members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council are set to pay a visit to the new Traveller Community Development Project which is headquartered in Drumgoold.

Speaking at the last meeting of the council, Padraig O'Gorman from the Housing Department at Wexford County Council informed the members that the project was now up and running and invited them to pay a visit and perhaps meet the resource worker there.

The project had previously been granted €112,000 in funding from the Department of Justice and Drumgoold is the centre of operations with satellite offices in New Ross, Clonroche, Bunclody and Taghmon. It aims to provide support for travellers in areas like literacy and filling out forms as well as financial planning and dietary education.

Cllr Kathleen Codd Nolan said it would be a good idea for the council to receive quarterly reports from the project before Cllr Johnny Mythen said: 'I think this is a really positive move and I think we should visit and show our solidarity.'

It was then agreed that the members would pay the centre a visit before their April meeting and Cllr Paddy Kavanagh finished off by saying: 'I welcome this, genuinely. I think the only way we can move forward is through education and group thinking and I would welcome the resource worker coming in and filling us in on the work they do.'

Enniscorthy Guardian