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Thread #61622   Message #3394839
Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-Aug-12 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: No Irish Need Apply
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: No Irish Need Apply
"No it is not."
Yes it is - Travellers mounted a campaign in the late 80s to outlaw the practice and were partially successful, but it has slipped back to the old days.
If you care to examine the notes of our CD 'From Puck to Appleby' on the Musical Traditions site it carries a photograph of such a notice saying 'Travellers by appointment Only'.
Despite the evidence proving Traveller groups to be ethnically unique, this ongoing practice is not considered racist.
"As a disclaimer..."
Sorry - Manchester as well - saw several of them a few years ago when we wee speaking at the Working Men's Library in Salford.
In Ireland it is ten times worse.
When Travellers are in the area the police visit the pubs and 'warn' the owners that Travellers are around and they should keep their doors locked and only let in people they know. Should they serve them they will not be entitle to police protection if any trouble breaks out.
Get it right lads.
Jim Carroll