History UsefulNotes / IrishTravellers

20th Apr '16 10:29:00 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Rob Korrigan identifies as Traveler, FantasyCounterpartCulture to Irish Travellers. He doesn't live with any clan, but does lead a wandering lifestyle and chiefly works as a minstrel.
15th Apr '16 2:14:59 PM MarkLungo
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* One infamous episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had Irish Travelers [[RecycledInSpace in SPACE]] via a group of "neo-transcendentalist" colonists known as the Bringloidi (Bringlóid being Irish Gaelic for "dream"). They're about as stereotypical as you can get: slovenly, ignorant, and disruptive, led by a drunkard trying to marry off his nagging daughter. The script was approved by an Irish-American, but plenty of other Irish folks weren't amused.

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* One "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E18UpTheLongLadder Up the Long Ladder]]", an infamous episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', had Irish Travelers [[RecycledInSpace in SPACE]] via a group of "neo-transcendentalist" colonists known as the Bringloidi (Bringlóid being Irish Gaelic for "dream"). They're about as stereotypical as you can get: slovenly, ignorant, and disruptive, led by a drunkard trying to marry off his nagging daughter. The script was approved by an Irish-American, but plenty of other Irish folks weren't amused.
25th Feb '16 2:19:33 PM JoieDeCombat
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* One of the main characters in CathyCassidy's book ''Literature/{{Scarlet}}'' is a Traveller named [[TroubledButCute Kian]], who the titular [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Scarlett]] falls in love with.

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* One of the main characters in CathyCassidy's book ''Literature/{{Scarlet}}'' ''Scarlet'' is a Traveller named [[TroubledButCute Kian]], who the titular [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Scarlett]] falls in love with.
12th Aug '15 9:57:12 AM eyebones
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* In ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.
** This has some basis in our reality as well, as many Medieval Histories of Ireland and Scotland traced the Gaelic Peoples as a whole ultimately back to an Egyptian Princess [Scoti] in much the same way Britain was traced back to Brutus of Troy.

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* In ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.
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lines. This has some basis in our reality as well, as many Medieval Histories of Ireland and Scotland traced the Gaelic Peoples as a whole ultimately back to an Egyptian Princess [Scoti] in much the same way Britain was traced back to Brutus of Troy.
9th Aug '15 6:15:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMadScientistWars'' suggests that one of Andrew Tinker's MadScientist grandfathers, Dr. Io, is an Irish Traveller. It hasn't been gone into too much, but Dr. Io is presented as a kind, good person, so it's a positive portrayal.

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* ''TheMadScientistWars'' ''Fanfic/TheMadScientistWars'' suggests that one of Andrew Tinker's MadScientist grandfathers, Dr. Io, is an Irish Traveller. It hasn't been gone into too much, but Dr. Io is presented as a kind, good person, so it's a positive portrayal.



* One of the main characters in CathyCassidy's book ''{{Scarlet}}'' is a Traveller named [[TroubledButCute Kian]], who the titular [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Scarlett]] falls in love with.
* One of the main characters in AnneMcCaffrey's book ''{{Dragonsdawn}}'' is a Traveller named Sean Connell.

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* One of the main characters in CathyCassidy's book ''{{Scarlet}}'' ''Literature/{{Scarlet}}'' is a Traveller named [[TroubledButCute Kian]], who the titular [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Scarlett]] falls in love with.
* One of the main characters in AnneMcCaffrey's Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's book ''{{Dragonsdawn}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonsdawn}}'' is a Traveller named Sean Connell.



* In ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.

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* In ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''HisDarkMaterials''), ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.



* ''SeeYouDownTheRoad'' is about Travellers.
* ''TheWheelOfTime'' series has the "Tinkers" or Traveling People. They are a FantasyCounterpartCulture to these as they might have existed in Medieval/Renaissance times, but with the addition that they are {{actual pacifist}}s whose highest value is ThouShallNotKill. [[spoiler: This is the group the original [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] people splintered off from.]]

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* ''SeeYouDownTheRoad'' ''Literature/SeeYouDownTheRoad'' is about Travellers.
* ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series has the "Tinkers" or Traveling People. They are a FantasyCounterpartCulture to these as they might have existed in Medieval/Renaissance times, but with the addition that they are {{actual pacifist}}s whose highest value is ThouShallNotKill. [[spoiler: This is the group the original [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] people splintered off from.]]



* ''TheRiches'' joins up an American Traveller family (in the DeepSouth) with a FishOutOfWater plot. Featuring EddieIzzard, no less.
* The family of con artists in the ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Taken" have all the earmarks of Irish Travellers, but are never referred to as such in the episode.
* ''TopGear'':

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* ''TheRiches'' ''Series/TheRiches'' joins up an American Traveller family (in the DeepSouth) with a FishOutOfWater plot. Featuring EddieIzzard, no less.
* The family of con artists in the ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Taken" have all the earmarks of Irish Travellers, but are never referred to as such in the episode.
* ''TopGear'':''Series/TopGear'':



* Providing an example of Irish Travellers in an actual Irish work, ''SingleHanded'', a three-part police drama, has the son of a pair of them go missing in its second part.

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* Providing an example of Irish Travellers in an actual Irish work, ''SingleHanded'', ''Series/SingleHanded'', a three-part police drama, has the son of a pair of them go missing in its second part.
3rd Aug '15 12:48:12 PM Dalillama
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* Ewan MacColl ("The Forty-Foot Trailer", "(I'm a) Freeborn Man"

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* Ewan MacColl ("The [=MacColl=]: "The Forty-Foot Trailer", "(I'm a) Freeborn Man"
Man", "Go, Move, Shift" (about the mistreatment that Travellers and other itinerant peoples receive from society).
12th May '15 4:21:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.

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* In ''TheGoldenCompass'' ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.
25th Jan '15 1:56:04 AM genisgone
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* In ''HotFuzz'', a group of Travellers is what ruins the original Village Of The Year contest for Sandford and drives Inspector Butterman's wife to suicide. [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution The townspeople then kill them for that]]]].

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* In ''HotFuzz'', ''Film/HotFuzz'', a group of Travellers is what ruins the original Village Of The Year contest for Sandford and drives Inspector Butterman's wife to suicide. [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution The townspeople then kill them for that]]]].
1st Jan '15 8:55:15 PM Fireblood
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* ''Traveller'' follows a young man returning to his Irish Traveller family in North Carolina after having given up their life and being taken under his con man cousin's wing.



* In ''TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian charaters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.

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* In ''TheGoldenCompass'' (aka ''HisDarkMaterials''), an alternate universe counter-part of the Irish Travellers are called gyptians (derived from the word "Egyptian," and oddly their lingo is referred to as "fen-Dutch," so presumably their ethnicity is a blend, half of the Gyptian charaters characters have Greek names, the other half have Dutch-sounding ones). They spend their time traveling the waterways of the British Isles and play a large role in helping the protagonist Lyra as she searches for her lost friend (many of their own children having been taken as well). Some Travellers take such a shine to her that she is generally considered an unofficial member of their people. The word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Gypsy]]" is derived from a mistaken belief that the Romani people were descended from Egyptians. Thus, "gyptian" is probably an alternate-universe derivation along much the same lines.



* ''TheWheelOfTime'' series has the "Tinkers" or Traveling People. They are a FantasyCounterpartCulture to these as they might have existed in medieval/Renaissance times, but with the addition that they are {{Actual Pacifist}}s whose highest value is ThouShallNotKill. [[spoiler: This is the group the original [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] people splintered off from.]]

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* ''TheWheelOfTime'' series has the "Tinkers" or Traveling People. They are a FantasyCounterpartCulture to these as they might have existed in medieval/Renaissance Medieval/Renaissance times, but with the addition that they are {{Actual Pacifist}}s {{actual pacifist}}s whose highest value is ThouShallNotKill. [[spoiler: This is the group the original [[ProudWarriorRace Aiel]] people splintered off from.]]
1st Jan '15 8:48:27 PM Fireblood
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In Britain, Irish Travellers are legally considered a separate ethnicity from the settled Irish community. In Ireland, they are not. This is why references in Irish media are made to 'the Travelling community' and 'the Settled community'. All of this a political hot potato.

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In Britain, Irish Travellers are legally considered a separate ethnicity from the settled Irish community. In Ireland, they are not. This is why references in Irish media are made to 'the Travelling community' and 'the Settled community'. All of this is a political hot potato.
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