The Pisreóg Project

Axis Ballymun are delighted to announce that St. Margaret’s Community Traveller Association and Axis have received support from Creative Ireland, the Department of Health Healthy Ireland Programme, the HSE and the Arts Council under the Traveller Wellbeing through Creativity for ‘The Pisreóg Project’.

Moll McDonagh Paper Flowers

The Pisreóg Project is a Traveller designed and led project that seeks to collect, document, and celebrate Pisreóga, superstitions, beliefs and traditions of the Traveller Community in Ballymun and the variances within these from family to family and from county to county. These will be celebrated and shared in a variety of creative ways, including a calendar of pisreóga, printed and shared online, a glossary of pisreóga and a glossary of Gammon-Cant terms connected to these pisreóga.

Moll McDonagh Beady Pocket

This project is one of five creative projects that have been chosen to support health and wellbeing in the Traveller community, funded by Creative Ireland Programme and their partners in the Department of Health (Healthy Ireland Programme), the HSE and the Arts Council under the Traveller Wellbeing through Creativity initiative announced in March 2022. 

SMTCA QuiltWork credits and Alt Text:

Moll McDonagh Paper Flowers

A pink and a yellow paper flower, with green stems lying side by side

Moll McDonagh Beady Pocket

A navy pocket embelished with coloured beads

Quilt by SMTCA Participants 

A patchwork quilt with Traveller Traditions written on the top, featuring bright squares of  fabric highlighting traveller traditions including a caravan, a wedding, beaded cloth, a winding road and more.