Welcome to Minceirs Whiden
Who We Are
Minceirs Whiden (Cant for “Traveller Talking”) is Ireland’s only all-Traveller Forum, and was formally founded in 2008.
- Minceirs Whiden aims to bring the Traveller community together collectively to discuss issues affecting the community.
- Minceirs Whiden aims to promote an understanding and the recognition of Travellers as a minority ethnic group in Irish Society who are proud and confident of their identity.
- Minceirs Whiden seeks the full participation and inclusion of Travellers in economic, social, political and cultural life of Ireland.
- Minceirs Whiden will be inclusive of diversity within the community and will promote equality of opportunity through collective leadership.
Find out more in our leaflet (PDF, <2mb)
It comprises of 2 structures:
An Assembly, whose role is to devise policy
Assembly meets approximately 3 times per year
There are 800 Travellers registered as members of the Assembly
Any Traveller may become a member of the Assembly by registration
Council, whose role is to implement policy
Council meets approximately 10 times per year
There are 17 members
Council is elected bi annually
To join us:
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org