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Minceirs Whiden
The Mincéirs Whiden Society aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for Irish Traveller students on campus. In addition, the society intends to build positive relationships and alliances between Irish Traveller students and the student and staff body at NUI Galway.
Committee Members
Secretary:Jason Sherlock
Treasurer:Michelle Mitchell
Auditor:Anne Marie Ward
Vice-Auditor:Anna Keane
Ordinary Committee Member:Owen Patrick Ward
Public Relations Officer:Emma Ward
Ordinary Committee Member:Luke Silke
Ordinary Committee Member:Ann Marie Ward
Events Officer:Louise Ward
Health and Safety Officer:Bernard McDonagh
Ordinary Committee Member:Aurora Gifford
Ordinary Committee Member:Mary Collins
Ordinary Committee Member:Rebecca Sherlock
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Owen Ward Declared Honorary Life Member

The Minc√ɬ©irs Whiden Society at NUI Galway has awarded Owen Patrick Ward honorary life membership.Mr Ward, a key member of staff in the University√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Access Office, has been honoured for his i ...

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Minceirs Whiden

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


Founded in April 2018, The Minc√©irs Whiden Society is the first Irish Traveller Student Society in Ireland. 

Please see the following link to the Society's Origins; https://doi.org/10.13025/tyk3-py89.

The society aims to increase Irish Traveller participation in third-level education while providing a safe and welcoming space on campus. 

At present, just 1% of the Irish Travelling People hold a third-level qualification, with just 9% of Irish Traveller children completing the Leaving certificate compared to 86% of the settled population.

We were recognised by the Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) as the Best New Society in NUI Galway for 2020.


Meetings

Members are notified by email. 

Contact Us

minceirswhiden@socs.nuigalway.ie