Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (43)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

40 Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht his plans to protect and promote Traveller culture and heritage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35435/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

While I have no statutory function in relation to traveller culture and heritage, I understand that the Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park House, near Castlebar, has staged a number of projects with travellers and, indeed, has regular engagement with the traveller community, including with St Catherine's Traveller Education Centre in Castlebar.

I understand that my colleague, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, has also made funding available for projects related to traveller heritage.