Update: 1916 Local Memorials – Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Bernard Durkan TD


NO. 176


To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if funding will be available for the provision of 1916 memorials in local communities; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

– Bernard J. Durkan.

*    For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 12th November, 2014.

Ref No:   43402/14     Proof:   197




Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ms. Heather Humphreys, T.D.)


I can confirm to the Deputy that I secured an amount of €4 million in the Budget for 2015 to allow for the roll out of an integrated plan focused on the 2016 Commemorations.  

This €4 million allocation will help support a wide range of activities and events by interested groups, including local community groups and the arts and education sectors. I am, of course, keen to encourage and facilitate the involvement of ‘ground-up’ initiatives to ensure local communities can put their own shape on the commemorations as we move towards 2016.

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