New Cultural Archive Award Launched By County Council

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Pictured at the launch of the Cultural Archive Award at Kerry County Library in Tralee on Monday were County Librarian Tommy O’Connor and the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan

KERRY County Council has launched the Cultural Archive Award where a grant for a one-off project will be made.

Creative Ireland is a culture based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. Details are available at and .

Within this programme, Kerry County Council invites applications for a Cultural Archive Award with the aim of developing or preserving an archive with the intended cultural impact of preserving such material for future generations.

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A one-off grant of €1,000 for a single project in each Municipal District will be made. Members of the Kerry County Council Creative Ireland Cultural Team will evaluate applications.

The fund is limited and eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. The application form is available on the Kerry Library website, and the submission deadline is Monday, 20 November 2017.

Applications may be submitted by hand or by post to Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee,  or e-mailed to

Michael Lynch, Archivist at Kerry Library said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for community groups, cultural groups or individuals to preserve the history of their cultural organisation including records, minutes and details of activities, for future generations.”

To be eligible for funding the project must be Kerry based, encourage participation from the community, document a cultural practice or archival body of records in a local area/community and be a feasible project with a cultural dimension. Successful applicants from each of the four Municipal Districts will be notified following an evaluation process.

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