Irish Travellers are identified (both by themselves and others) as people with a shared history, culture and traditions including, historically and nomadic way of life on the island of Ireland. The Traveller Accommodation Section manages traveller specific accommodation provided under the Council’s Traveller Accommodation Programme 2014-18. Traveller Specific Accommodation includes:
- Group Housing Schemes
- Permanent and temporary halting sites
How do I apply for Traveller Specific Accommodation?
If you have a local connection to South Dublin area, you can contact a member of the Traveller Accommodation Unit at 4149000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An appointment will be arranged to assess your accommodation needs and complete the necessary application form.
How do I apply for standard social housing?
You must contact the Housing Allocation Section. For further details see 'Finding a Home' page.
Who do I contact regarding repairs?
Report any repairs at temporary or permanent halting sites to the Traveller Accommodation Unit at 4149000. Otherwise contact the Council’s Housing Maintenance & Repairs Section for repairs to your house here.
Who do I contact regarding illegal encampment in a public area?
Notify the Traveller Accommodation Section at 4149000 or email email@example.com.
What is the purpose of the County Management Interagency Group?
The County Management Interagency Group is set up to co-ordinate services by all agencies that provide services to the Traveller Community. It is representative of manages in South Dublin County Council, Housing Service Executive, Garda, Department of Education, Department of Social Protection, VEC and County Development Board). South Dublin County Interagency Traveller Strategy sets out the aims and proposed actions of this group.
Who represents the Travelling Community?
The Traveller Accommodation Unit works in conjunction with the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee representative of County Councillors, Travellers and Traveller Representatives as required under the Housing (Traveller) Accommodation Act 1998. This Committee advise the Council on all matters relating to travellers and in particular their housing needs.
Other agencies include:-
Clondalkin Travellers Development Group,
Block 1, Clondalkin Enterprise Centre,
Telephone: 01 4575124
Fax: 01 4573904
Tallaght Travellers CDP (Community Development Project),
Unit 1A, Block 1,
Killinarden Enterprise Park,
Telephone: 01 4664334