Join author Nora Corcoran as she performs a reading of her children’s book celebrating Traveller heritage and culture.
“Mister, teach me to be a Tinsmith. so I can keep our Traveller Traditions alive; then my Nanna won’t be sad anymore!”. Nanna’s eyes filled with tears. Covering her red face, Maranda sighed “Ohh, Tadgh.”
Nora Corcoran is a writer of children’s fictional literature on Traveller traditions and culture, inspired by her own Irish Traveller background. The Irish Traveller (Mincéir) community are an ethnic minority with their own unique language called Cant, whose ancestors can be traced back to the 12th century in Ireland. A nomadic tribe, with traditions, a culture and heritage so different from the settled population. Nora hopes to capture the beauty of this rich culture and heritage in the pages of her children’s book “Tadgh and Maranda Meet Tom the Tinsmith”.
The Museum of Childhood Ireland is delighted to host this pre-recorded story telling event suitable for children and adults of all ages.