Had an interview today with the "Alternative to Violence Project", a Minnesota based group dedicated to conflict resolution. They are a part of an international movement to put "agents of peace" in every community, in every state and around the world. www.AVPUSA.org 1050 Selby Avenue, St. Paul Minnesota 55104.
Tonight, we depart a little from the usual Malarkey format and talk about things we do not often talk about. Ireland had, and still has, it's own minority. The Traveling People was one name for them. Other names were "Tinkers," "Travelers," and in England, "pavees" or "pikeys" In the USA they are known for the state they normally reside in such at Texas Travelers, Georgia Travelers and so on. Around 10,000 US Travelers are genetically Irish – being descendants of Travellers who left Ireland during the Great Famine between 1845 and 1860.