Hair & Identity in Traveller Culture
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Irish Travellers or Mincéirí are an indigenous ethnic minority group who have been part of Irish society for centuries. 

Hair is a powerful symbol of individuality and one which is intrinsically linked to identity, ethnicity, culture and gender. 

Traveller/Mincéir women’s hair as a subject of elaboration symbolises a unique form of creative expression and identity.

Crown - Hair & Identity in Traveller Culture

Artist Breda Mayock

Photographer Orla Sloyan


Breda Mayock -

Funding from Creative Ireland Mayo for this project is gratefully acknowledged.

As is support from Mayo County Council Arts Service.

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