DRAWDA | Drogheda Urban Art Trail
FREE FAMILY DAY OUT
This SAT 23 APR 12PM – 6PM | Abbey Lane, Drogheda
Come along, bring your friends and family, to our Free Family Day Out, this Saturday 23 April at Old Abbey Lane to celebrate the rich mythological heritage of Drogheda, through DRAWDA | Urban Art Trail.
Draw on DRAWDA – our big giant letters arrive in the lane. Create your very own Mythological Canvas. Savour the delights and crafts of The Cottage Market. Have your face painted in mythological designs and characters by the talented Kelly Kierans, of Gingernut Arts. Be amazed at our Stilt Walkers. Participate in Drumming Workshops with Kieran Gallagher!
Then… on The Courtyard Stage enjoy music with the children from Cúchulainn Celtic Strings. Witness the jaw-dropping antics of Ronaldo Fanzini – King of Mayhem, as he performs stupidly brave comedy circus! Enjoy music and song from local musicians and singers including: Darragh Ó Héiligh with Feargal and Brónagh Barnes, and Barry Kieran, Róisín Ward Morrow, Breifne Holohan and SJ McArdle.
FREE MURAL TOURS AT 1.45PM, 3PM, 5PM | Beginning at Abbey Lane | Part Walking Part Minibus Tour | Hosted by mythologist Anthony Murphy and storyteller Graínne Rafferty. BOOK HERE
MURALS and ARTISTS |The legend of the Salmon of Knowledge (Ciarán Dunlevy), Étaín the heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne (Nina Valkhoff), Boann Goddess of the Boyne (Lula Goce), Dagda the leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann (Russ); famous bard, poet and judge Amergin (AERO), and The Morrígan a triple Goddess (FRIZ).
DRAWDA is produced by Droichead Arts Centre and Love Drogheda B.I.D.S (Business Improvement District Scheme), in partnership with Louth County Council Arts Office and curators Dee Walsh and Brian Hegarty (33-45). Supported by mythologist Anthony Murphy.
Funded by the Arts Council under In the Open | Faoin Spéir Initiative, Louth County Council, Love Drogheda BIDS and Town & Village Accelerated Measures funding, supported by the d hotel, Murtagh’s of Drogheda and Colourtrend Paints.
Thanks to Fitzwilliam Court, Wogan’s Interiors, Johnstone Paint, Declan Kierans, Leo Monahan, Willie Smyth and Chris Connolly; David Courtney and Bru Digital Hub; Ciara Nixon, Laurence St. Shopping Centre and Pillardale Ltd; Paul Flemming, Nessa Lally, Laurence Kirwan and Drogheda Port, Penney’s and all the businesses in Meat Market Lane, and Boomerang Youth Café Drogheda.
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