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Minceirs Whiden
The Mincéirs Whiden Society aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for Traveller students on campus. In addition, the society intents to build positive relationships as well as alliances between Traveller students, the student and staff body at NUI Galway.
Committee Members
Auditor:Jason Sherlock
Ordinary Committee Member:Martin Ward
Treasurer:Michelle Mitchell
PRO:Rebecca Cahill
Ordinary Committee Member:Lennita Ruggi
Secretary:Lee Anna Warde
Community Liaison Officer:Coleman Sweeney
Ordinary Committee Member:Owen Mac an Bhaird
Vice-Auditor:Joanna Corcoran
January 24th
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Traveller Student Society Launched at NUI Galway

Members of the Traveller community officially launched the first Traveller student society in Ireland at NUI Galway this week. The Mincéirs Whiden Society was co-founded this year by Traveller studen ...

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Minceirs Whiden

The Mincéirs Whiden Society aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for Traveller students on campus. In addition, the society intents to build positive relationships as well as alliances between Traveller students, the student and staff body at NUI Galway.

The society aims to work towards increasing Traveller participation in third level education, while providing a safe and welcoming space on campus. At present, just 1% of the Travelling community hold a third level qualification. With just 9% of Traveller children completing the Leaving certificate compared to 86% of the settled population.

Contact Us

minceirswhiden@socs.nuigalway.ie