Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Unable to add item to List. Explore JOCK REDMOND KELTY POET,'s photos on Flickr. While nosing about on Flickr as I'm apt to do from time to time I came across this wonderful collection of Kodachrome snaps of Ireland in the 1950s. It is the result of spending five years getting to know and photographing this fascinating group then known as Irish Tinkers (today referred to as Travellers). Irish Tinkers ... #1,082 in General Ireland Travel Guides #12,807 in Travel Photography (Books) Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. They were also called Travelers because of their nomadic wanderings in horse drawn caravans. Irish Photo Archive - 6th October 1952 - A Traveller family in their traditional horse-drawn, highly decorated wagon arrive at Ballinasloe Horse Fair. I heard the term used as a small boy at various times. Members of either the Sheridan or O'Brien families enjoying a meal at their camp site at Loughrea, Co. Galway. In his personal life he was extremely interested in fairs and circuses, collecting historical material about them and building personal relationships with showmen who visited Newcastle, particularly Bostock & Wombwell's circus, and the Hoppings held…, A group of Irish gypsies, known as travellers were captured by photographer Colin O’Brien in 1987 while he was snapping photos of a warehouse in London Fields. Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland 2011. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Traveller (Irish gypsy) girl. I first learned about the Travelers at the time of the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, when Dateline did a documentary on the American line of the Irish migrants. As well as snaps of various still popular tourist attractions like the Glens of Antrim and the Giant's Causeway, the photographer took many pictures of people going about their everyday business. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Travellers are often referred to by the terms tinkers, gipsies/gypsies, itinerants, or, pejoratively, they are referred to as knackers in Ireland. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. He is one of Ireland's most noted banjo players (also proficient with fiddle, melodeon and guitar). A selection from: IRISH TINKERS, A Portrait of Irish Travellers in the 1970s. Please try again. Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland 2011, A selection from: IRISH TINKERS, A Portrait of Irish Travellers in the 1970s. The book, now out of print, documents their lives on the road in photographs and transcripts by Martia O'Fearadhaigh from their own words. These colour photos were taken by a successful Irish emigré to the US who came back to Ireland a number of times in the '50s and '60s. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. The Tinkers represent a classic case of a small, powerless society struggling to cope with a new lifestyle that threatens to overwhelm them. The images in this set relate to the subject of caravans and camping. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I call them Tinkers because that is how I grew up knowing them as a group separate from other Irish. The history of the Irish minority Traveller community is not analogous to that of the ‘tinker’, a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by 16th-century British and continental Rogue Literature that came to be seen as an Irish character alone as English became dominant in Ireland. Tinkers are Irish nomadic people. Observations of Tinkers in Ireland Here are some comments on Tinkers from my personal observations.

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