STSG - Sligo Traveller Support Group

Distribution

According to the 2011 Census, the number of Irish Travellers has increased by 32% since 2006. The Irish Traveller population stood at 29,573 in 2011, the census revealed, up from 22,435 recorded in the 2006 census .

It is estimated that there are between 20,000 and 30,000 Irish Travellers living in the UK and approximately 7,000 living in the US.

 

Traveller Population by county (2011 Census)

Area Number of Travellers
Carlow 413
Cavan 453
Clare 855
Cork City 790
Cork County 1,077
Donegal 726
Dublin City 1,958
Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown 403
Fingal 1,358
Galway City 1,677
Galway County 2,476
Kerry 860
Kildare 875
Kilkenny 483
Laois 668
Leitrim 264
Limerick City 401
Limerick County 1,121
Longford 744
Louth 663
Mayo 1,385
Meath 967
Monaghan 258
North Tipperary 604
Offaly 1,028
Roscommon 397
Sligo 428
South Dublin 2,216
South Tipperary 546
Waterford City 259
Waterford County 152
Westmeath 853
Wexford 1,504
Wicklow 721

 (NB: These figures may contain inaccuracies as some Traveller families may not have wished to include themselves in Surveys or may have been missed by Local Authorities).

 

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Address: STSG, 1A St Annes, Cranmore Road, Sligo
Tel: (071) 9145780
Fax: (071) 9145782
Email: stsg@eircom.net

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