STAG Shortlisted for the Sandyford Business District Award
October 06, 2019
STAG's Summer Event which was held on the 25th of July here at the STAG Centre has been shortlisted for a Sandyford Business District Award in the Social Impact Category.
Glimpses of High Society With Travellers
October 06, 2019
“Glimpses of High Society” is a 30 minute stage play performed by Traveller members of Southside Travellers Action Group (STAG) who have never performed on stage before, some with limited literacy skills.
The cast consists of STAG’s staff across the organisation and is a story of real life experiences, experienced by Travellers on the ground, on a daily basis.
This stage play was created with a vision to play out and give the audience glimpses of scenes that would be seen at a wedding and to share some of the amusing conversations and gossip that occur between Travellers and guests during the event.
Set in a rundown hotel toilet – a Traveller wedding – the mirror is the audience. Glimpses of Traveller life, young and old are reflected in front of the audience – from hair and makeup to health issues, suicide and everyday discrimination past and present. Often speaking in Gammon/Cant our own language, which will at times be translated by a performer. A stranded hotel visitor, a settled woman finds herself face to face with Traveller wedding guests and at the mercy of her own pre-conceived opinions in front of the mirror….
Shoebox Appeal 2018
December 21, 2018
Students on the TASK programme at Southside Travellers Action Group took part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal for the homeless.
TASK made beautiful Christmas wreaths, logs and table arrangements. They hand pricked all the raw materials to make these. They then sold the Christmas wreaths, logs and table arrangements to raise money for the Shoebox Appeal.
From the money collected, the TASK students were able to make 12 shoe boxes. The shoeboxes were given to our local Des Kelly Interiors to be donated to charity.
A Bird in the House, God Bless
May 29, 2018
"A Bird in the House, God Bless Her" - a 50 minute collection of ancient and contemporary folklore recorded by Michael Fortune with members of the travelling community in the Southside Travellers Action Group in between October 2017 and February 2018.
This is a short sample from the overall collection which amounts to six hours of edited and compiled material. Much of the material in the collection has never been recorded on film before, some of which is centuries old ancient beliefs while more is completely new and contemporary.
This collection has been recorded and produced by Michael as part of project called Exit 15, which is a partnership between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Voluntary Arts Ireland.The programme is funded under the Arts Council Ireland's Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017 and by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
To watch the video, please click on the link below.
Minister David Stanton officially launches the Southside Travellers Action Group - Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020
December 20, 2017
In 2016, the organisation worked on preparing and creating their strategic plan for 2016-2020. This took a considerable amount of work and dedication from the Director, staff and the BOM to develop.
Our plan focuses on where we need to put our direction for the coming years. It covers a wide range of objectives and gives a great insight into the organisation and the work we do.
We feel our plan gives an honest and true reflection both internal and external on the issues Travellers are faced with and have to deal with in their lives and society. It also gives a clear understanding of the work Southside Travellers undertake and the work it needs to do in order to achieve its objectives. However, we would like to treat this document as a living document for the years ahead.
Minister David Stanton officially launched our Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020 on 30 November 2017.
Evaluation of Traveller Mediation and Conflict Training Programme By Brian Harvey
September 26, 2017
In 2014 the Midland Traveller Conflict Mediation Initiative ran a two day workshop for Travellers in Westmeath /Offaly on the theme of managing and resolving conflicts. A key conclusion from the workshop was that the best people to resolve conflicts within the Traveller community are Travellers themselves and that an accredited Traveller mediation training programme needed to be developed.