An information evening will take place at Omagh Library on March 31 for community organisations and schools to fin out information on The Last Post project and how to access funding and resources.

Both community groups and schools can apply for up to £200 as well as avail of free education and schools packs when delivering a Last Post event during the Gallipoli centenary from April 20-26, 2015.

A wide range of people and organisations are being invited to research their local First World War stories and to share their findings in a commemorative event where The Last Post can be played on an instrument of choice. The idea of the project is to transform commemoration into a community event and enlarge understanding of the First World War through personal stories.

A comprehensive toolkit also has ideas for projects including marketing materials and resources that help to make organising and running an event easy. A songbook also includes music from the era for groups interested in bringing a musical element to their centenary event.

Funding is being awarded on a first come/first served basis with groups who can display creativity, an inter-generational focus and an ability to uncover new stories able to qualify for the full amount. 

You can attend the information evening on Monday, March 30 in Carrickfergus on on Tuesday, March 31 at Omagh Library, to find out more. Alternatively contact the Northern Ireland Project Manager Cathie McKimm on tel: 07874023528 or email:

Event Details


Omagh Library
1 Spillars Place
BT78 1HL


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -
19:00 to 21:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Information evening: How to access funding and free resources from the Last Post project