John Connors : The Travellers (RTE1)
Directed by Liam McGrath
Produced by Scratch Films
Irish actor John Connors leads a team comprised of other Travellers on a ground-breaking research project in a new series called John Connors : The Travellers.
The three-part series shines new light on the story of Ireland's Travelling People.
John has long had a passionate interest in Traveller history but little of that history, much of it oral, has been recorded in Ireland's national archives for future generations. And what does exist has been penned and documented almost exclusively by 'settled people'.
In this series. John and his team of collectors are working on behalf of The National Folklore Collection in University College Dublin :- they've been asked to research, document and collect Traveller history & folklore that will reside, at the completion of the project, in the national archives.
John assembled a small team of other Travellers to assist him with this work :- armed with cameras, sound recording equipment and DNA collecting kits, they assemble a wide diversity of personal testimonies, stories and lore.