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Anyone ever encounter any traditional Irish travelers (aka Minkiers or Pavees)?

I'm curious about what happens when when folks like us who travel by choice, and families who travel by tradition get together. From what little I know, traditional travelers are very insular.
Many of the Travelers attend some of the rallies, especially in the Appalachians.

They are generally friendly and helpful, at least the ones I've run across. Beware of some of the gypsies though. While I have known some I would trust, others would steal you blind.
(02-08-2015, 04:36 AM)Off Grid 24/7 Wrote: [ -> ] Beware of some of the gypsies many humans though.  While I have known some I would trust, others would steal you blind.

Fixed that for ya!
Overlaying one's preferences and opinions over another is not 'fixing'. The other poster may well have good reason for his caution.
Maybe it's time for some people to refamiliarize themselves with the spirit of thisforum

"...2) Don’t ever attack, belittle or denigrate anyone. If you have something bad to say about someone, keep it to yourself. This includes politicians, police officers and the homeless. You can hate them if you want, but you don’t get to spread your hate here...."

They can be found here
http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/Thre...ruary-2014
Didn't intend to foster any negative posts.
My primary interest was how the traveller culture and van dweller culture interacted, if at all . Travelers, traditionally don't like outsiders and I am curious if they consider van dwellers to be a more acceptable form of outsider.

One of the things I was thinking about focusing on in our travels is meeting and interviewing people that live outside societal norms and I'd like to get a wide mix of people. I've found a lot of eco villages and community housing projects, but not much else. I think travelers might be interesting people to meet.

By the way, many people don't realize this, but the term gypsy is actually considered derogatory.
I have always associated the word "Gypsy" with the Romani or Roma of a different ethnicity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people

Chip
(02-08-2015, 08:29 AM)cyndi Wrote: [ -> ]Maybe it's time for some people  to refamiliarize themselves with the spirit of thisforum

"...2) Don’t ever attack, belittle or denigrate anyone. If you have something bad to say about someone, keep it to yourself. This includes politicians, police officers and the homeless. You can hate them if you want, but you don’t get to spread your hate here...."

They can be found here
http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/Thre...ruary-2014

I have always been an opponent of censorship without good reason.  That is what I took from this.  Perhaps in error.  That remains to be seen.  I saw NO example of the concept of the "Offense Principle" which is usually the    defining factor as to what constitutes "Freedom of Speech" or not.  I realize this can be a fine line at times.
Further discussion of my interpretation of the spirit and intention of this forum will only take the topic at hand even more off subject. Please, feel free to continue any further discussion,with regard to my interpretation, in PMs or in forum issues.
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The subjet of this thread is Traditional Travelers
(02-08-2015, 01:42 PM)sushidog Wrote: [ -> ]I have always associated the word "Gypsy" with the Romani or Roma of a different ethnicity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people

Chip

It usually is, and it is a slur. 
I'm not sure how much of a nomadic Romanian culture there is in the United States, but I know that there are established groups of Irish Travelers in the States that still follow their traditions, primarily in the south like Murphy Village in South Carolina.
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