Halting site

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Halting Site on Cappagh Road, Finglas

A halting site (or caravan site) is a facility constructed for the accommodation of Irish Travellers and other nomadic groups. They are common in Ireland, mainly on the periphery of towns, where they are maintained by local authorities, and include spaces to park caravans and vehicles, electricity and sanitary services, and space to graze horses. Halting sites are often controversial due to opposition from local residents and a belief that such settlements harbour anti-social activity such as inter-clan violence, illegal dumping and other crime.[1][2][3][4]

Halting sites in Ireland[edit]


  1. ^ "Foxborough Concerned Residents Group". Foxborough Concerned Residents Group (Lucan, Co. Dublin). Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Six arrested after halting site raids". RTÉ. 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Gardaí seize weapons after feud on Dublin halting site". Irish Times. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Man held after halting site drugs seizure". Irish News. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Cappagh Road". 
  6. ^ "Toppins Field". The Irish Times.