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Public Art Commissions Programme

Local authorities may commission artists to create sculptures, paintings or murals which focus on the historical and cultural context of the area where they are displayed.

Open Call to Artists _Tipperary GAA Public Art Commission

Thurles Birthplace of the GAA, 1884



Tipperary County Council invites Artists to make submissions for the creation of a permanent public artwork in bronze to commemorate and celebrate Tipperary as the birthplace of the GAA. 

The artwork will be located at the entrance to FBD Semple Stadium, Thurles, County Tipperary.

This is a two-stage commissioning process.

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world. It was founded in 1884, in Hayes Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary to revive and nurture traditional Gaelic games and pastimes. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association was founded in the same hotel in 1974.

Tipperary County Council in partnership with Tipperary GAA and FBD Semple Stadium  is commissioning a new permanent artwork in bronze to commemorate and celebrate Tipperary as the birthplace of the GAA. The artwork will be located adjacent to FBD Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Deadline Stage 1: 12 noon 10 June 2024  

Further details and artists brief available below.

Queries: Tipperary Arts Office, Tel: 0818 06 5000 

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