History UsefulNotes / IrishTravellers

8th Apr '17 11:27:11 AM StFan
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* A pair turned up in ''BoysFromTheBlackstuff'' where they proved to be sociopathic con-men.

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* A pair turned up in ''BoysFromTheBlackstuff'' ''Series/BoysFromTheBlackstuff'' where they proved to be sociopathic con-men.
25th Feb '17 3:42:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheRiches'' joins up an American Traveller family (in the DeepSouth) with a FishOutOfWater plot. Featuring EddieIzzard, no less.

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* ''Series/TheRiches'' joins up an American Traveller family (in the DeepSouth) with a FishOutOfWater plot. Featuring EddieIzzard, Creator/EddieIzzard, no less.
20th Jan '17 3:33:25 PM Luppercus
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* The Pilgrims in ''Film/WingCommander'' are a group of Space Nomads, notable for their ability to navigate without the help of computers. They suffer from prejudice and persecution from most of the society.
20th Nov '16 5:38:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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.

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* ''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.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': The murder at the heart of one episode was tied to an attempt to cover up a business deal between two families of Travellers. The deal being the arrangement of a marriage between two ten-year-olds so that a "dowry" could be exchanged to pay off some business debts.
* ''Series/TheRiches'' joins up an American Traveller family (in the DeepSouth) with a FishOutOfWater plot. Featuring EddieIzzard, no less.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': The murder at the heart of one episode was tied to an attempt to cover up a business deal between two families of Travellers. The deal being the arrangement of a marriage between two ten-year-olds so that a "dowry" could be exchanged to pay off some business debts.
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* ''Series/TheRiches'' joins up an American Traveller family (in the DeepSouth) with a FishOutOfWater plot. Featuring EddieIzzard, no less.



* "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E18UpTheLongLadder Up the Long Ladder]]", an 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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* "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E18UpTheLongLadder Up the Long Ladder]]", an 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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12th Nov '16 4:02:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'' has a band of Travellers living in riverboats, whose leader is played by JohnnyDepp. They are discriminated against by the townspeople and the conservative mayor denounces them as godless and a bad influence. The protagonist strives to overcome this prejudice, in accord with her role as the BlitheSpirit. In the book the film was based on, where the person inveighing against the Travellers is the local ultra-conservative priest, who basically rules the town through fear until the protagonist shows up, so his denunciations of godlessness have more force to them. Also, he sets fire to all of the Travellers' barges--twice. Even the chapters from his point of view, when contrasted with what the reader actually knows about the Travellers, show his bigotry to be hysterical, irrational and dead wrong.

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* ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'' has a band of Travellers living in riverboats, whose leader is played by JohnnyDepp.Creator/JohnnyDepp. They are discriminated against by the townspeople and the conservative mayor denounces them as godless and a bad influence. The protagonist strives to overcome this prejudice, in accord with her role as the BlitheSpirit. In the book the film was based on, where the person inveighing against the Travellers is the local ultra-conservative priest, who basically rules the town through fear until the protagonist shows up, so his denunciations of godlessness have more force to them. Also, he sets fire to all of the Travellers' barges--twice. Even the chapters from his point of view, when contrasted with what the reader actually knows about the Travellers, show his bigotry to be hysterical, irrational and dead wrong.
17th Oct '16 5:26:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', a clan of Travellers (and their [[Creator/BradPitt 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]]) plays a big role. They're all liars and con-men, but so is every other character in the film. It's a GuyRitchie Creator/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.
8th Oct '16 2:04:26 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Series/LoveHate'' has Patrick, a settled traveller who works as an ArmsDealer and bomb maker. When Nidge comes gunning for him [[HeKnowsTooMuch because he made the pipe bomb Nidge used to injure Fran's wife]], he takes refuge in a halting site with his fellow travellers and, [[AssassinOutclassin having survived several assassination attempts]], takes the fight to Nidge, [[spoiler: eventually killing him in the series 5 finale]]. It's worth noting that [[ActorSharedBackground the actor playing him is also a traveller]].
8th Oct '16 1:59:25 PM CynicalBastardo
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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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In Britain, Irish Travellers are legally considered a separate ethnicity from the settled Irish community. In Ireland, they are not.not, though any discrimination legislation references membership of the travelling community in addition to race and religion. 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.
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.
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