Thanks to all who have replied.

Picked up a copy of two of the books mentioned. They are excellent books and would definitely recommend them.

Two books were "Irish Travellers Tinkers no More" by Alen MacWeeney.
Also picked up a 2nd hand copy of Jill Freedmans "A Time That Was". Got Jills book for around 8 euro including delivery :-) absolute bargain and the pics are class

Thanks again all. Have a lot of names that I will slowly get through searching on the web over the next while