Bernard Sweeney


Bernard Sweeney grew up in Sligo. As a young man he began to make sense of his experiences as a member of the Traveller community in Ireland. He is self taught and has learned firsthand the value of being in ‘conversation’ with others, as a way of gaining greater understanding his own life experiences, and that of other people.


His values; social justice, equality, commitment and dedication to work that benefits everyone in community and society. He has spent many years as a social activist, with a view to reducing the levels of marginalisation and social exclusion faced by many members of society – but most especially that of Travellers. He has witnessed the suffering that people go through and is convinced that this sad state of affairs can be transformed – turned into a positive. Thus, the idea of Travision was born.