This grant scheme is now closed for 2022.
As we enter the final stages in the Decade of Centenaries (2012-2023), we turn our attention to a complex and sensitive period in our history as we mark the centenaries of events from the signing of the Anglo Irish Treaty, the outbreak of the Civil War and the foundation of the State.
In line with the principles outlined by the Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations in 2012, 2017 and 2019, the following broad themes have been identified for the period 1922-1923.
• The Civil War
• The Foundation of the State
• The experience of minority and border communities in Ireland.
• The admission of the Irish Free State into the League of Nations in September 1923
The guiding principle of commemorations for this period is Respectful, Sensitive and Non Partisan remembrance of all those who died in the county during this period
As well as the themes outlined above further themes for consideration could include but are not limited to:
• The social and economic consequences of the War of Independence and Civil War in Tipperary
• The experiences of women in the county during this period of our history
• The impact of the revolutionary period on families and children
• The experiences of ethnic minorities during this time
• The labour movement and associated issues of class and gender
• The use of propaganda at home and abroad in print media, cinema and radio
• The Irish language during this time
• Creative thinking and the arts, including poetry and literature
• The handing over of barracks from the British Army to the new Free State Army and the impact and legacy in our barrack towns.
To be considered eligible for funding the following must be demonstrated:
• • Take place within or relate to the functional area of Tipperary County
• Enhance the knowledge of this period of history in the area
• Be mindful of the sensitivities involved with commemorating such a turbulent part of our history and be respectful in tone, be accessible to diverse audiences and participants and be inclusive in theme and approach
• That the proposal is designed on a realistic financial basis, providing good value for money and that all funding is used only in accordance with the agreed
• That the proposed event/project will be completed and the request for drawdown of grant submitted to the Tipperary Heritage Office by 4th October 2022, funding not claimed by this date may be lost.
Closing date was 4pm on Friday 11th February 2022.