I'm doing some research on a culture called the Irish Travellers. They are mainly in Europe but Wikipedia also has them in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. They are pretty similar to the Roma, although each group would probably have a different opinion.
Has anybody here had any experiences with Irish Travellers, or Roma, that they'd be willing to share with me? I'd love some nursing stories but even just seeing-them-in-a-restaurant's-parking-lot-type stories would help.
Sep 11, '10
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
There's a mobile home park filled with Irish Travellers in a place called White Settlement, which is a suburb or Fort Worth, Texas. I suspect that they own the mobile home park, too. Quite a few Irish Travellers live in Fort Worth and its western suburbs such as White Settlement. Some of the more prosperous Irish Travellers reside in large, spacious, newer single family houses in White Settlement. They tend to keep to themselves and disassociate with outsiders unless absolutely necessary.
Does anyone remember Madelyn Gorman Toogood
, the young mother who was caught on videotape while beating her four-year-old daughter in a Kohl's parking lot in Indiana back in 2002? She was an admitted member of the Irish Travellers.
Inside the world of Irish Travelers
Last edit by TheCommuter on Sep 11, '10