Doherty, Tommy
(1937-2003)
   Ireland. Political activist. Brought up in Northern Ireland, he founded the Society of Travelling People in 1959 in Dublin. After moving to England, he joined the Gypsy Council in 1966 and was for many years its chairperson. He continued working locally in Leeds and Sheffield, where he advised on a study conducted at the university on the health of Gypsies and Travelers. His last public appearance was at the Irish Travelers' Heritage Day in London in February 2003.

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