The Children of Carrowbrowne
As Ireland’s largest minority group, travellers are often ostracised from the mainstream Irish society for their nomadic way of life and pushed to the periphery of urban spaces. On the outskirts of Galway situated right next to the city waste facility is the Carrowbrowne Halting Site, home to eight traveller families and their children. Far from social prejudices, I want to give a different view on the travellers, who are mostly portrayed negatively in the media. The project offers a glimpse into the environment and daily lives of the young traveller children where my focus lies.