Ewan MacKenna: Pride and prejudice regularly clash in the Irish public’s conflicted attitude to Travellers who achieve glory in the boxing ring

21st December, 2014
Ewan MacKenna

They may have been from the same community but there were two very different sides on offer. And be it stereotype or prejudice, face it, the majority of minds will cling to the negative.

During the week, a flick through the channels was brought to a halt on Channel Four’s programme, ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas’.

Centred mostly on Rathkeale, it tore out and handed us the excesses and examples of...

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