Two Tipperary-based producers have been awarded funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), to make a number of documentaries and series’ over the coming months.
The funding has been granted as part of the BAI Sound & Vision Funding Scheme, which was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience, and programmes to improve adult literacy.
Anne Power, from Tipperary town, received funding of €14,800 towards the production of ‘My Place’, which will be broadcast on Tipperary Mid West Radio. This 32-part documentary series takes a look at the many place names in Tipperary, and discovers where each of those names originates. This nostalgic project will have a heavy focus on the Irish language and traditional arts.
Ciaran Ryan, from Newport was awarded €3,250 to make ‘Independent Days’. This one off documentary will look at Irish contemporary society through the outlet of independent record stores, and will be broadcast on digital radio station, RTÉ 2XM.