Membership of the Travelling community

Traveller Community Access Programme (TCAP)

RCSI provides a Traveller Community Access Programme (TCAP) which aims to increase the participation and success rates of members of the Traveller community in third level educational programmes. This programme commenced in 2006. Further information available on the Undergraduate scholarships page


In February 2016, RCSI and the University of Edinburgh, published a population-based genetic study which examined the genetic structure of the Irish Traveller community. This study, also featuring researchers from University College Dublin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explored the history and structure of the Traveller population in the context of 'settled' Irish, neighbouring European and Roma Gypsy groups. The full study is available here.