Heritage Lottery Fund grants of £100,000 to Northern Irish communities will help mark Centenary

Posted on centenarynews.com on 15 December 2013
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Communities in Newry and Mourne in Northern Ireland have been awarded almost £100,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Paul Mullan, Head of HLF Northern Ireland said: “All communities living in the UK and Ireland have been affected by the First World War in some way, either by the events that took place, or by the changes it brought about".

"In Northern Ireland, the First World War is one of many key events within the wider Decade of Anniversaries that influenced our society and lives in ways we still feel today".


Projects to receive funding include:

Impact of World War One on the Newry and Mourne Area in Context of Changing Political Landscape – Newry and Mourne District Council - £39,200

The impact of the First World War on the Newry and Mourne area will be explored through the creation of a photographic archive, travelling exhibition, lecture series and educational events.

Generations – Factory Community Forum, Larne - £9,600

The story of the SS Clyde Valley and the vessel’s links to the Larne gun running event of 1913 will be recorded and shared with new and wider audiences.

Tandragree Remembers – The British Legion Tandragee - £10,000

The heritage of the soldiers named on the War Memorial in Tandragee will be explored and their legacy shared with the wider community.

Remember Local Fallen Heroes – Friends of the 36th Ulster Division North Antrim - £21,600

A database will be created of soldiers from Ballymoney who fought in the First World War for use as an educational and research tool for further investigation. A programme of workshops and outreach events will help to share this heritage and to gather further information to add to the database.

Understanding the Legacy of Carson’s Army – Unionist Centenary Committee - £15,500

A programme of exhibitions, trails and events will enable communities across Northern Ireland to explore the key events of the period 1913-14 from a series of differing perspectives including unionist, nationalist, female and trade unionist.

Source: Heritage Lottery Fund press release

Date of press release publication: 13/12/2013

Images courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News