The Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme marks the centenary of 1916 with a year long programme of events. The programme is underpinned by five intersecting and overlapping themes: Remembering, Reconciling, Presenting, Imagining and Celebrating.
It is built on Seven Programme strand that together reflect these themes and these are
An Teanga Bheo
Youth and Imagination
Global and Diaspora
All citizens are invited to participate both nationally and locally and make 2016 a year in which we can reflect on our history and our culture. Globally an invitation has also been extended to the Diaspora and Irish Communities abroad to take part and a number of initiatives are taking place in countries around the world.
Further details of the National Programme are available on www.ireland.ie
The Community Participation strand is being led by local authorities across the country. Each local authority appointed a co-ordinator in 2015 to liaise with the Ireland 2016 Project Office and lead the development of the centenary programme for the county. Local authorities were tasked with delivering initiatives that were relevant to each particular county and that have local community ground up involvement. Local authorities were asked to support a variety of initiatives that were creative, inspiring and respectful and that would engage people of all ages.
Tipperary County Council held 3 workshops in 2015 in Nenagh, Clonmel and Thurles as part of its public consultation process and has run 2 community grant schemes for groups/individuals for projects and events relating to 1916 and county Tipperary. The Council has also allocated funding through each Municipal District this year specifically for 1916 projects in the Municipal District Area. Details of events taking place are regularly updated on the Festivals Calendar on Tipperary County Councils website or on www.ireland.ie/tipperary
Tipperary 2016 is also on Facebook and Twitter