Staff at National Traveller MABS laid a wreath at the site of the Carrickmines fire tragedy in memory of the deceased.
Ireland woke up to heart wrenching news on Saturday morning, October 10th, that 10 people, 5 adults and 5 children lost their lives in a fire on Glena muck Halting Site in south Dublin.
Yesterday National Traveller MABS laid a wreath at the site and visited Southside Travellers Action group to offer condolences.
As individuals and as part of the MABS/ CIS and Traveller communities, most of us feel quite powerless. However many of us may wish in some way to show our solidarity.
National Traveller MABS will keep you updated on possible ways to support the families in the coming days.
In the meantime, there are a number of possible ways to show support.
- Many local Traveller groups have set up local books of condolence. Please check with your local Traveller groups if you would like to sign to pay your respects.
- A book of condolences has been opened in the Mansion House in Dublin
- In terms of donations to support the families, cash and cheque donations can be made at the Sandyford Parish Office (Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm). Donations should be placed in an envelope marked ‘Carrickmines Fire Tragedy’. Cheques are to be made payable to: St Vincent de Paul – Carrickmines Tragedy.
The Irish Traveller Movement and Southside Travellers Action are providing support and guidance for the families affected and you can read more about their work on the links below.