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Kildare To Receive €50k Under The Decade of Centenaries Programme

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Funding is for the Community Strand of the Programme.

Some €50,000 will be allocated to every local authority, including Co Kildare,  to support their commemorative programming for 2022.

Funding of €2 million for local authorities in 2022 will support their role in developing community-led commemorative activities for the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries Programme.

A supplementary fund of €450,000 will also be available to provide further supports to local authorities who have identified additional requirements in relation to specific centenaries of local significance and other larger projects, including cross-border initiatives.

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, commented: " I have asked local authorities to again allocate at least €15,000 from their allocations in 2022 to support artistic and creative endeavours.

"The interpretation of significant historical events by our artists and creative practitioners provides an important platform to encourage reflection and the consideration of issues, both past and present, which may be challenging, difficult and sometimes deeply personal.”

"Our local authority partners have delivered thoughtful, imaginative, and ambitious commemorative programmes that allowed for meaningful public engagement, which encouraged and supported reflection and shared remembrance of key centenary moments in 2021,” she said.

“Right across the country, community-led commemorative initiatives continue to make such a wonderful and important contribution to our understanding of these historical events – their impact, consequences and legacies.

“In 2022, I plan to continue this collaborative approach between the State, local authorities, and local communities, which has worked so well to date, to ensure that in the penultimate year of the Decade of Centenaries, our shared history is remembered in an inclusive, measured, and balanced manner," she concluded.



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