About Travellers of North Cork

TNC (Travellers of North Cork) CLG. is a Traveller led human rights organisation, working in partnership with the settled community. We are committed to promoting a greater understanding of Traveller Culture and Traveller health needs.

We take a holistic approach to improving health outcomes for the Traveller Community by promoting better access to services and health care providers and creating greater opportunities for Travellers in North Cork.

Working Together

TNC works with other groups locally and nationally to develop information, undertake research and to support initiatives that promote greater equality and access to services.

Our Vision

TNC want to see a community that respects Travellers’ Rights and Culture. A community where Travellers have a strong voice and any concerns raised by Travellers are listened to fairly. We want to see a community where Travellers can participate and have access to a range of opportunities and where services are delivered that meet Travellers’ cultural needs.

What We Do

Based on the findings of the All Ireland Traveller Health Study, the project works with the local Traveller Community to support them in addressing the issues that impact on their health and wellbeing.

Our Areas of Work

  • Support for Traveller families to access health services and health information.
  • Support for local Traveller groups in developing programmes of activities and identifying issues of importance to their communities.
  • Representing Traveller issues on the LTACC (Local Traveller Accommodation Committee) and other groups that provide services to members of the Traveller community or who are working to improve access to services for Travellers e.g. UCC Traveller Justice and Equality Project, Regional Mental Health Group, SOAR project, etc.
  • TCAT (Traveller Culture Awareness Training) – promoting and delivering training to groups/service providers.
  • Supporting mental health initiatives and supports for families bereaved by suicide.
  • Hosting information sessions/training, on a variety of topics e.g. Human rights, health, education, accommodation, Traveller culture, animal welfare, mental health, personal development, equality etc.
  • Education, training and employment support.
  • LGBTQI+ Traveller support
Travellers of North Cork, Doneraile & Charleville, Cork, Ireland

Meet the Team

  • Project Manager - Bec Fahy

    Email: travellersnorthcork@live.com

    Tel: 022 71035

  • Community Health Development Workers

    Theresa McCarthy

    Email: t.mccarthytnc@gmail.com

    Tel: 022 71035


  • Administrator - Mary Mullane

  • Traveller Community Health Workers


    Margaret Meehan

    Email: margaret.meehantnc@outlook.com Tel: 022 71035

    Breda McCarthy

    Email: bmccarthytnc@gmail.com Tel: 022 71035


    Caitriona McDonagh

    Email: caitrionamcdonagh.tnc@outlook.com Tel. 022 71035


    Bridget O Brien

    Email: bridgettnc@gmail.com Tel: 022 71035


    Margarita O Driscoll

    Email: margaritaodtnc@gmail.com Tel. 022 71035

  • LGBTQI+ Support Worker / Youth Support - Margarita O'Driscoll

    Email: margaritaodtnc@gmail.com

    Tel: 022 71035


  • Education Support Worker - Anita Toner

    Anita Toner

    Email: anita-toner@hotmail.com Tel: 022 71035

    Traveller Leadership Group (Traveller only space)

  • Traveller Group Leaders

    Mallow 1: Ann Jones
    Mallow 2: Katie O’ Shea
    Charleville Women’s Group: Anita Toner
    Doneraile Women’s Group: Noreen O Brien
    Fermoy Women’s Group: Breda McDonagh
    Mitchelstown Women’s Group: Caroline McDonagh

  • Board Members 2024

    Ann Jones– Chairperson

    Mary Conway – Secretary

    Melissa O Brien – Treasurer

    Dr Samantha Morgan Williams

    Margarita McCarthy

    Rachel O Brien

  • TCAT Trainers North Cork

    Breda McCarthy