15/05/2014 Minister Deenihan announces funding under 2014 Scheme to promote co-operation with Northern Ireland

Thursday, May 15th – Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has announced details of the successful applicants in the Co-operation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2014.

The Co-operation with Northern Ireland Scheme support Projects which seek to enhance, celebrate or commemorate the artistic, cultural, musical, film or heritage of the Island of Ireland on a North/South basis.

Applications were invited for projects that that helped to:

  • Promote co-operation and joint initiatives between organisations and institutions on a North/South basis;
  • Promote cultural tourism on a North/South basis;
  • Promote the provision of cultural outreach programmes on a North/South basis.

8 projects have been awarded total funding of €170,000 following the assessment of applications carried out by the Department. The successful projects are quite varied and will appeal to everyone both young and old.

Minister Deenihan commented:

“I am delighted to announce the allocations under the Co-operation with Northern Ireland funding Scheme for 2014.  This year’s allocations cover everything from film to art to music and will be well received all across the Island of Ireland.  I wish all of those who participate as part of these projects well and I thank those whose ingenuity and creativity have made these projects possible.”




A full list of successful applicants and amount of funding is attached for information.  Please note that whilst offers of funding have been made, they have yet to be formally accepted by the applicants in question.


Project title


Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland

Peace Proms 2014



School Twinning Project


The Model, Sligo



National Museum of Ireland




Cinemagic Dublin Film Festival


County Museum Dundalk

Our Traditions, Our Stories


Travelling Light Theatre – Wexford Theatre Workshop

Gan Ainm – from Loch to Lough


The Percy French Society (Bangor, Co. Down)

Exhibition and appreciation of Percy French



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