Minceirs by Joseph-Philippe Bevillard. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Signed by Joseph-Philippe Bevillard. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
So, Mincéirs are a nomadic ethnic minority indigenous to Ireland. They are referred to as Irish Travellers by the Irish Government as well as the settled population. The Mincéir is a true name of the Irish travelling community in their own language which is called Cant or Gammon. Although they speak English, the lingo they use amongst each other at times is Cant / Gammon. The name Traveller is due to their nomadic identity.
Back in the 5th century the term these groups of people were called was Whitesmiths, because of their association and skills at tin smithing. Over the years the Irish Travellers have been called Tinkers, Knackers and also Gyspy by some of the settled population. Irish Travellers have found this very offensive and racial. Any settled person who is not racist would use the term Irish Traveller or Travellers which is politically correct. Unfortunately many are subjected to the continuous use of these offensive labels.
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