Launch of Traveller Community Mapping Coolock StoryMap

Coolock Travellers' Community Mapping Project Team
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 16:00

The Department of Geography welcomed Traveller researchers to the Rocque Lab at the culmination of four years of collaboration between Coolock Travellers and Maynooth Geographers. You can now browse a digital StoryMap that collects the stories of our friends in Coolock.

For pictures and a report on the launch from Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, visit

Our Traveller guests were welcomed to the University by Dr Gemma Irvine, Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Anastasia Crickley, Professor Emeritus in Applied Social Studies described Maynooth's history of educational initiatives working towards making our university a safe place for the Traveller and Roma community. Martin Reilly, Michael Collins and Andy O'Hara outlined the development of the project. Professor Karen Till and Dr Rachel McArdle described the ways geographers supported this research and doctoral candidates Sophie Thiessen and Kate Aston demonstrated the functionality of this StoryMap.