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Laois Traveller Action Group has changed and grown over the years, from small beginnings to a becoming a large and integral part of the traveller community across county Laois and beyond


Laois Traveller Views was set up on a voluntary basis. One of LTAG’s main supporters and advocate was Mary Holland, the then Coordinator of the Lone Parent Centre in Portlaoise.


The name was changed to Laois Traveller Action Group.


Laois Traveller Action Group Obtained funding from the HSE to employ two part-time Community Development Workers and their first premises was opened in the Old Parochial House, Portlaoise.


A group of Traveller women started a training programme to qualify as Primary Healthcare Workers.


Julie Nevin became the Project Coordinator. The project went from strength to strength supporting Traveller families throughout Co. Laois.


A team of three Primary Healthcare Workers were employed, and this increased to five in 2012.


A community Development Worker, a Primary Healthcare Coordinator and Horse Project Worker were employed.


Laois Traveller Action Group moved to a larger premises in Peppers Court increasing its street presence.


Laois Traveller Action Group outgrew premises in Peppers Court and moved to Unit 7 Bridge Street.


Laois Traveller Action Group has grown in size and today has a team of eleven employees.