The Traveller Roots and Routes Manual was launched in January 2024,

following the successful Traveller Genealogy project of 2019.

During that project, Library Service staff became aware of the rich but vanishing heritage of Meath
Travellers in relation to placenames, travel routes, travelling history and customs, and traditional
campsites. This project records the memories and experiences of Meath Travellers who lived this life
and want the record preserved for future generations. The manual is fully illustrated both with rare
and up-to-date photographs of Travellers and campsite locations and with maps of Meath and
Westmeath showing travel routes and camp locations.
This project was supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the
Dormant Accounts Fund.

Pictured above at the launch with Cathaoirleach Cllr. Tommy Reilly was (L-R) County Librarian,
Ciaran Mangan, Director of Services with responsibility for Cultural Development, Barry Lynch,
Senior County Librarian Frances Tallon, Jody Joyce, Winnie McDonagh, Christy McDonagh Meath
County Council Chief Executive, Kieran Kehoe and Liam McNiffe.