Roisin Dunne, (Circa; 2018). Roisin Dunne, (Circa; 2017).
Irish Travellers in the United States of America:
The emergence of Irish Travellers as a distinct group occurred long before the Great Famine, a genetic analysis shows. The study also indicates that while Travellers originally descended from the general Irish population, they are now very distinct from it. DNA analysis allowed the researchers to track when and how quickly Travellers arose. This occurred between eight and 14 generations ago, with the best fit suggesting 12 generations or 360 years ago, said Prof Gianpiero Cavalleri, who conducted the study with colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University of Edinburgh.
The 12 generations would push the emergence of Travellers back to 1657. This significantly predates the Great Famine of 1845-52, an event long thought to have caused the formation of a migratory community that became the Travellers. The research suggests that Traveller origins may in fact date as far back as 420 years to 1597. The Plantation of Ulster began around that time, with native Irish displaced from the land, perhaps to form a nomadic population.
The findings provide strong evidence that Travellers should receive some form of ethnic status, according to Prof Cavalleri.
“We think this is a nice piece of evidence for that complex debate,” he said. The research group “would be supportive of some form of ethnic status”. Travellers are now as genetically different from the settled Irish as are the Spanish, he said. And if the small Traveller population is taken into account, they are still as different from the Irish as are the Scots.
“Travellers cluster with the Irish but they are very definitely distinct from the Irish. There is a considerable genetic distance between them.” The far-reaching study sought to understand the genetic connections between Travellers, the settled Irish and people further afield. It involved looking at the DNA of more than 11,000 people including Travellers, Roma Gypsies, settled Irish, British, Continental Europeans and individuals from the rest of the world.
It also sought to set a time for when the Traveller community began to form as a distinct and separate population.Today there are between 29,000 and 40,000 Travellers in Ireland, representing 0.6 per cent of the total population. The researchers did not try to connect the emergence of Travellers with any one historical event. “We tried to avoid speculating. You could point to Cromwellian times but it is speculation,” Prof Gianpiero said. They did not however have to speculate about the genetics including an important analysis of the interrelatedness of Travellers, something the researchers say could have implications for disease mapping within Ireland.
United States of America; Irish Traveling community:
KNOWN FOR GENERATIONS as a highly secretive and insular community, the Irish Travellers in the US are descended from a group of families that crossed the Atlantic as early as the 1830s. It’s estimated there are as many as 10,000 people in the states who identify themselves as part of the community, although that number could be far greater – the problem being the US Census doesn’t recognize them as a separate ethnic group.
The history and culture of Irish Travellers in the United States has proved to be of some interest to Irish scholars and filmmakers. Yet, the awareness of or interest in this Irish minority abroad among the non-Traveller population in Ireland remains scant. Likewise, the Traveler tradition has yet to be generally recognized or claimed by Irish America.
After arriving in America as a distinct group, they have endeavored to maintain their ethnic identity. According to U.S. experts, the number of Travellers living in the United States is estimated to be somewhere between 12,000 to 20,000. Most arrived here during the mid 1800s during Án Gorta Mor. Upon arriving in this country, they traveled across the land doing seasonal work. Although widely scattered, they are somewhat concentrated in the southern states. Their communities can be found in Texas, Indiana, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Some 1,500 Irish Travelers live in a twenty-five square mile unincorporated community called Murphy Village in South Carolina. Although they are also scattered in mobile home parks across the deep South, Murphy Village is by far the largest, most affluent, and best known of Irish Traveller enclave.
Roisin Dunne is an Irish female from the Tallaght suburb of southern Dublin. She was born into a family of mobsters and gangsters alike, her father being an underboss of the O'Riley Mob at the time and her uncle's and older brother also being enforcers and soldiers for the O'Riley Mob at the time, it was safe to say she was always surrounded by a lifestyle that involved partying, flashiness and violence when need being. Roisin was a normal teenager at the time when she ended up doing work for the organization, practically being forced to do it at the time. Her older brother; Sean, ended up not being able to make a drop that day so she was told to deliver a package from point A to point B, being only 15 years old at the time.
Roisin ended up doing this for her older brother weekly until her father; Frank, caught onto it and seen what she was doing; which was when she was 17 years old, two years after she originally started helping her brother out.
Frank didn't act on it just yet, and ended up letting it slide for a few more months. During those few months, since Roisin was good with math at school; ended up helping Sean not just with deliveries but also making sure the numbers were right on money he'd collect from customers. With Frank also watching Roisin on the side, he decided to confront her about the activities she was doing. After a lengthy talk with her father, Roisin ended up doing numbers for the Dunne Cartel at just 18 years old. Money laundering/cleaning money for the entire organization, while also helping with drug deliveries here and there. Roisin was schooled by her father and uncle; Timothy Dunne, the two shot-callers of the Dunne Cartel.
As time went on, Roisin became such a valuable asset to the organization that she later started going back and forth to Los Santos, to help her uncle; Darren Casey, Roisin's mother's brother; with numbers and also help him out with narcotics here and there. She did this for several years up until she was 23, when she ended up doing a hit for the Dunne Cartel in Dublin. The hit was on General McKinny, a capo for the Brennan Family; known as the Springfield Boys priorly. Roisin ended up doing the hit clean, one to the back of the head with a silenced Beretta 92 FS. But the person she did it with; James Jameson ended up ratting her out to the Brennan Family when he was abducted and tortured for information relating to the hit. This put red flags everywhere in the country and other countries in Europe for Roisin, so Frank did the last thing he could possibly do to help his youngest, sending Roisin to Los Santos to help her Uncle Darren with his business. Roisin was told to keep her head down, and not to attract too much attention when she arrived in Los Santos.
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Chapter 3: 19+
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