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Open Call to Artists-Tipperary GAA Public Art Commission

Open Call to Artists _Tipperary GAA Public Art Commission
Press Release
Arts and Culture
10 May 2024

Tipperary County Council invites Artists to make submissions for the creation of a permanent public artwork in bronze to commemorate and celebrate Tipperary as the birthplace of the GAA. 

The artwork will be located at the entrance to FBD Semple Stadium, Thurles, County Tipperary.

This is a two-stage commissioning process.

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world. It was founded in 1884, in Hayes Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary to revive and nurture traditional Gaelic games and pastimes. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association was founded in the same hotel in 1974.

Tipperary County Council in partnership with Tipperary GAA and FBD Semple Stadium  is commissioning a new permanent artwork in bronze to commemorate and celebrate Tipperary as the birthplace of the GAA. The artwork will be located adjacent to FBD Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Deadline Stage 1: 12 noon 10 June 2024  

Further details and artists brief available below.

Queries: Tipperary Arts Office, Tel: 0818 06 5000 



Photo caption: Launching the Tipperary GAA – Public Art Commission at FBD Semple Stadium L-R 

Liam Ó Donnchú, FBD Semple Stadium 

Murtagh Brennan – CEO, Tipperary GAA

Cllr. Ger Darcy, Cathaoirleach, Tipperary County Council

Cllr. Sean Ryan, Cathaoirleach, Thurles Municipal District

David Morgan, Manager, FBD Semple Stadium

Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive, Tipperary County Council

Tom Maher - Secretary of the Thurles Gaelic Sportsfield Society Management Committee

Melanie Scott, Arts Officer, Tipperary County Council

– Photo by Debbie Hickey

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