Southside Travellers Action Group (STAG) organisation was founded in 1984 by Travellers and settled people in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown supporting and representing Travellers at local and national level. It envisions an Ireland where Travellers' rights and distinct cultural identity is acknowledged and respected. It seeks to realise its vision through the design, development and delivery of a number of integrated programmes which respond to the needs of Travellers in Dun-Laoghaire–Rathdown, operating in the context of social inclusion and community development and guided by the principle of Traveller leadership/participation. It employs 36 staff and 20 trainees of 70% of which are Travellers based in Southside Travellers' resource centre in Sandyford Industrial Estate and caters for approximately 140 Travellers living in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.
All our work and our programmes provide options and availability to Travellers from the age of 10 years and upwards, specific occasional youth programmes are delivered throughout the year to under 10’s. We provide and give the opportunity for Travellers to engage and avail of our services. Our unique programmes are designed, delivered and created to ensure that all our work has a cultural Traveller led approach to ensure effective participation and access is achieved through programmes in education, employment, heath and youth programmes.
Core Programmes and supports
Local Training Initiative (LTI TASK) Fetac QQI Level 4 employment Skills
Travellers Health Unit (THU) Primary Health Care (PHC)
Community Employment Scheme (CE)
Children’s & Young Peoples programme (CYPP)
Accommodation, Community & Advocacy support outreach programme (CLO)