Traveller Traditions at Halloween

EXHIBITION : HALLOWEEN

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Chrissie Ward talks about the traditions of the Traveller community and reads one of her poems.

  • Title
    Traveller Traditions at Halloween
  • 1st Broadcast
    31/10/1991
  • Contributor
    Susan Kavanagh (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:21
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Jo Maxi
  • Clip title
    Traveller Traditions at Halloween
  • Extended description

    An extract from the RTÉ; series for young people 'Jo Maxi'. In this clip traveller Chrissie Ward discusses Traveller traditions with presenter Susan Kavanagh. She recites a poem with a Halloween theme.

  • Information

    'Jo Maxi' was a RTÉ series for young people which was broadcast from 1988 to 1992.

    Halloween (a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening) is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day incorporates traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain.

    The name 'Travellers' refers to a nomadic Irish social group. The Travellers have their own culture, identity and history. In the past Travellers worked as seasonal farm labourers, as tin smiths, horse dealers and scrap collectors. As Ireland modernised and became more urban the Travellers found their way of life changing. Travellers have been one of the most marginalised and discriminated groups in Irish society.

  • Local keywords
    Halloween, Chrissie Ward, Traditions, Poetry, Superstitions, Travellers
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Two (Network 2)
  • Production year
    1991
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    HX30/000952
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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