Family fun Traveller community event in Longford town today

Travellers in Longford will be celebrating their culture and community at a special event in the town this afternoon.

All are welcome to attend the event which will take place at Wanderers FC’s pitch beside the Willow Park halting site.

As well as plenty of family fun there will also be a health promotion aspect to the occasion with organisations such as the Irish Heart Foundation and Merchants Quay Ireland on site.

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In addition there’ll be an opportunity for youngsters to get involved in Wanderers with the club holding registrations for teams including underage.

Tony Owens, co-ordinator of the LCRL Traveller Health Project, says it’s an opportunity for all communities not solely travellers to gather together and enjoy themselves.