Wexford Traveller Community Health Programme

Wexford Local Development, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Wexford has the fifth highest Traveller population in Ireland (WCC. 2015, 703 families). There are two Traveller Community Health Programmes in the county. Both programs are managed by Wexford Local Development Company (WLD) and funded by the HSE and WLD. The project in North Wexford works with individuals and families in Ferns, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and Gorey. The South Wexford project covers Clonroche, New Ross, Wexford town and Taghmon. There are nine Traveller women employed as Community Health Workers.

The aim of the programme is to increase the health knowledge and access to Health Services for Traveller families thus improving the health of the Traveller Community. The programme runs 6 Women’s Group and 2 Youth Groups and there is a drop-in service available in Wexford Local Development, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy.

Contact Persons:

North Wexford Co-ordinator Laura Myles - lmyles@wld.ie - 087 1311855
South Wexford Co-ordinator Valerie O Flaherty - voflaherty@wld.ie - 087 6526159

Target Age Group Traveller community – all ages

Eligibility Criteria Member of the Traveller Community

Referrals Referrals are taken from health professionals or any other services working with the Traveller Community.

Opening Times: 

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9am-5pm

Coverage Area: 
Wexford
Enniscorthy
Gorey
New Ross