Galway Commemorative Strategy

Galway County Council Decade of Centenaries Funding 2022

posted by Hilary Kiely

The events of the decade between 1913 and 1923 were momentous and defining ones. It was the decade that influenced relationships for a generation and was a period which saw the achievement of Irish independence and the foundation of our State.

It was also a period of transformation and cultural renewal in Irish society, following on electoral reform, land reform, education reform and migration. The demand for constitutional change was in parallel with the assertion of workers’ rights and women’s rights.

The decade was one of the most momentous of modern Irish history and justifies a comprehensive commemorative programme that recognises its importance, acknowledges the achievements of its generation and enhances the understanding today of the events that shaped our society.

Therefore, Galway County Council in the context of its role in providing civic leadership recognises the importance of playing a positive and proactive role in leading commemorative activities during the course of the decade and has produced a County Commemorative Strategy for 2013 to 2023.

The Galway Commemorative Strategy and annual commemorative programmes encourages Galway people at home and abroad to remember our shared history and to reflect on the events which shaped us.

The Strategy and the annual commemorative programmes places a strong emphasis on encouraging and enabling active community participation and engagement throughout the Decade of Commemorations. See below for a list of the funded projects:

Project 1: Historian in Residence 2022/Staraí Cónaithe 2022

Project 2: Title: Artists & Activists: 1922 Women in a changing Cultural Landscape/ Teideal: Ealaíontóirí & Gníomhaithe: 1922 – Mná i dTírdhreach Cultúrtha a bhí ag athrú

Project 3: “Gardaí in Galway 1922 – 2022” A Bi-Lingual Exhibition/“Gardaí i nGaillimh 1922 – 2022” Taispeántas Dátheangach

Project 4:  Bi-lingual Book: A History of An Garda Síochána in County Galway: A Century of Service/Leabhar Dátheangach: Stair an Gharda Síochána i gContae na Gaillimhe: Céad Bliain i mbun Seirbhíse

Project 5:  Sixteen Page supplement in the Connacht Tribune Newspaper/Forlíonadh Sé Leathanach Déag sa Pháipéar Nuachta Connacht Tribune

Project 6:  Workbook on An Garda Síochána in County Galway: A Century of Service for primary schools/Leabhar saothair ar An Garda Síochána i gContae na Gaillimhe: Céad Bliain i mbun Seirbhíse do bhunscoileanna

Project 7:  THE LOUGHNANE BROTHERS HERITAGE TRAIL Go Explore the Historic Sites & Memorials of Ireland’s War of Independence Creation of a Z-Card and Story Map/CONAIR OIDHREACHTA NA nDEARTHÁIREACHA LOUGHNANE Téigh agus fiosraigh na Suíomhanna & Cuimhneacháin Stairiúla Chogadh na Saoirse in Éirinn Z-Card agus Léarscáil Scéalta a chruthú

Project 8:  Liam Mellows – Film and Conference/Liam Mellows – Scannán agus Comhdháil

Project 9:  Eibhlín Uí Choisdeailbh (elected as a Cumann na nGaedheal member to the first Free State senate on 7 December 1922): Concert and Exhibition/Eibhlín Uí Choisdealbha (a toghadh chuig chéad seanad   Shaorstát Éireann ina comhalta de chuid Chumann na nGaedheal ar an 7 Nollaig 1922): Ceolchoirm agus Taispeántas


Decade of Centenaries Specific Centenary Project of Significance: Aleen Isabel Cust 1868 – 1937, First woman veterinary surgeon in Ireland, Britain & Europe/Mórthionscadal Sonrach Comórtha Céad Bliain faoi Chlár Dheich mBliana na gCuimhneachán: Aleen Isabel Cust 1868 – 1937,An Chéad tréidlia mná in Éirinn, sa Bhreatain & san Eoraip



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