History UsefulNotes / IrishTravellers

7th Jul '16 7:29:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', a clan of Travellers (and their champion bareknuckle fighter in particular) plays a big role. They're all liars and con-men, but so is every other character in the film. It's a GuyRitchie movie; if there's a moral high ground, the Travellers are probably the ones occupying it, especially considering that they're up against a LondonGangster.

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* In ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', a clan of Travellers (and their [[Creator/BradPitt champion bareknuckle fighter in particular) particular]]) plays a big role. They're all liars and con-men, but so is every other character in the film. It's a GuyRitchie movie; if there's a moral high ground, the Travellers are probably the ones occupying it, especially considering that they're up against a LondonGangster.
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.]]
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