Dáil Éireann - Volume 468 - 03 July, 1996

Written Answers. - Commemoration Projects.

9. Mr. B. Ahern asked the Taoiseach the funds, if any, that were allocated to different commemoration projects in 1995; and the funds, if any, that have [112] been allocated to date in 1996 in this regard. [14033/96]

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mrs. Doyle): In 1995 the sum of £250,000 was allocated from the Vote of the Department of the Taoiseach to Famine commemoration and to the commemoration of the rebellion of 1798. This year, 1996, the sum of £248,000 was allocated to the same purposes. The sum was not broken down between the two commemorations.

For the information of the Deputy I am circulating the following table of grants paid to individual organisations for their commemorative projects since the beginning of last year.

Table of the grants paid to individual organisations for their commemorative projects since the beginning of last year.

1995

Project

Grant

£

National History Research Project

26,112

RTE Documentary

30,000

1798 Bi-Centenary-Renovation of the Tomb of William Lawless

5,000

Ethiopian Famine Relief Project

50,000

Eritrea potato seed Famine Relief Project (Self Help, Carlow)

11,500

Blight Resistance Famine Project (Teagasc)

15,000

Lesotho Water Famine Relief Project

15,000

Garry White Deer Painting (donated to Famine Relief)

10,000

National Famine Commemoration Concern (Dublin)

500

Association for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge — Famine Publication

500

Fermanagh Famine Memorial

5,000

Goodtime Productions Famine Play (Belfast)

2,000

Women's Archive Famine Exhibition

15,000

Strokestown Famine Museum

3,000

Blanchardstown Famine Oratorio

2,500

Big Issues Famine Event (Drishane)

10,000

Liverpool Famine Memorial

5,000

Famine Suite CD

5,000

Renovation of Famine Graveyards (£1,000 each)

14,000

St. Mary's Famine Graveyard, Thurles;

Famine Graveyard, Dunshaughlin, County Meath;

Friar's Bush Cemetery, Stranmillis Road, Belfast;

Famine Graveyard, Teampaillin Ban, Listowel, County Kerry

Carr's Hill Cemetery, Cork;

Famine Graveyard, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim;

Famine Burial Ground, Tuamgraney, County Clare;

Famine Cemetery, St. Joseph's Hospital, Longford, County Longford;

[113][114]Famine Graveyard, Dingle Workhouse, County Kerry;

Famine Graveyard, Donegal Town;

St. Mary's Church “Famine Graveyard”, Mohill, County Leitrim;

Famine Graveyard, Celbridge, County Kildare;

Famine Graveyard, Clones, County Monaghan;

Reilig A'tSle Famine Graveyard, Dungarvan, County Waterford.

Australian Commemoration Concert Tour

23,000

1996

Expenditure 1996

Grant

£

Third World Famine Relief (Teagasc)

15,000

Strokestown Famine Museum Education Pack and Conference

7,000

Renovation of Kildorrery Famine Graveyard

1,000

George Moore Society Famine Commemoration

5,000

Renovation of Bandon Famine Graveyard

1,000

Australian Three City Famine Commemoration Concert and Lecture Tour

Final accounts have yet to be agreed

1798 Bi-centenary — Eddie Carty Project

25

National History Research Project

12,955

Feis Ghlaschú Famine Essay Prize (Stg£200)

193

RTE Documentary

21,907

Art Exhibition [Felicity Clear (Stg.)]

1,457

Liverpool Commemoration Concert

377

Archaeological Investigation in Roscommon

2,500