This road is well travelled too! Irish Travellers are not Gypsies, yet they are often called so by Gadjo (non-Gypsies). Irish Travellers share many traits with Gypsies, but are not of Asian Indian origin. Irish Travellers are Celts, fair of skin, often blond, often blue eyed. Some claim they even predate the Celtic invasion of Ireland, and this may be so.
A Settlement of Irish Travellers in South Carolina
Irish Traveller surnames are Costello, Carpenter, Carroll, Gormon, Lewis, McNalley, Mack, Ohara, Riley, Sherlock, Roche, Sheedy, Joy, Joyce, Hartnett
Travellers Rest (off site)- A web site devoted to the Irish Traveller
We will add to this page as we obtain these records and manuscripts.
Anyone with information on Irish Travellers contact me.
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