Traveller Oral History - Chat with Cork Traveller Women’s Network

Cork Traveller Women’s Network invite you to a chat about The Black Ash Traveller Oral History Project at 2pm on Saturday 19th November 2022

Date & Time:
Saturday, November 19, 2022
2:00 pm
KinShip Registration Desk

Network members will share some of the stories uncovered as part of recent research towards the installation of a heritage sign at Tramore Valley Park directing viewers to a new archive on the Black Ash. This was an area of land stretching from the Kinsale Road Roundabout, to the Black Ash Park and Ride and the Tramore Valley Park up until the 1980s. It was a site of great significance to the Traveller Community in Cork and around Ireland. Many of the repair, re-use and recycling practices of this skilled indigenous community offer invaluable lessons for the present day.

General Event Advice:

  • Online ticket booking is now closed. Please call 086 036 0498 to book your place on an event via phone or drop in to The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park (@TVP) beside the Half Moon Lane entrance.
  • Pedestrian and cycle access to Tramore Valley Park is available. See Park Access Map for guidance on locations:
  • 2. Via Half Moon Lane, off The South Douglas Road next to Christ King Secondary School.
  • 3. Via the Eastern Park Walkway, adjacent to Willow Park, close to Gaelscoil na Duglaise.
  • Free parking is available in Tramore Valley Park on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles must enter via the main entrance off the South Link Road. See Park Access Map for guidance on location or use GPS coordinates 51.87876013974687, -8.464592905114198
  • Buses travel along routes with drop off points near each pedestrian entrance. Take the 213 bus from the city centre to the Half Moon Lane stop and follow signage for Tramore Valley Park. For more information, go to
  • For more information on travel to Tramore Valley Park, go to
  • Most events are family friendly unless stated otherwise. Please note that all participants under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Programme participants are advised to dress appropriate to the weather and terrain including sturdy, waterproof footwear.
  • Gardening gloves may be advisable for some activities.
  • Registration takes place 15 minutes before the start time of each event. Events will start on time so attendees are advised to be punctual.
  • Unless otherwise stated in event descriptions, the starting and end points of each event in The KinShip Winter Weekend Programme will be The KinShip Registration Desk in the Sports Pavilion at Tramore Valley Park located inside the pedestrian entrance by Christ the King Secondary School off South Douglas Rd.
  • Event places are limited and waiting lists are in place. If you cannot participate in an event you have booked, it is requested that you cancel your ticket for release to the waiting list.
  • Hot beverages and snacks will be available. Event attendees are invited to pack a lunch if intending to join the programme for long periods as there will be no food outlets in the vicinity.
  • Most events in the KinShip Winter Weekend are wheelchair accessible however we request that you check each event listing for specific information with regard to accessibility and get in touch with us if you have any specific needs.
  • All are welcome to share feedback on The KinShip Project via our online feedback form here or on our Feedback Wall by the KinShip Registration Desk at Tramore Valley Park.
  • For more information about The KInShip Project and an overview of the Winter Weekend programme, go to

Cork Traveller Women’s Network is a Traveller-led community development project, working for Traveller rights in Cork and this includes promoting Traveller culture and heritage and challenging negative stereotypes of the community. The Black Ash Traveller Oral History Project is the outcome of 6 months of research supported by the Heritage Council of Ireland.