Drogheda Urban Art Trail Tours – Embracing our mythological past.
Every Saturday from the 3 June at 12pm. Limited Availability, advance booking essential. €10 per person. Produced by Droichead Arts Centre in partnership with LOVE Drogheda BIDS.
- Time: 12.00
- Cost: €10
A series of six outdoor murals throughout the town focusing on key figures and moments from Ireland’s mythological past, complemented with an audio tour available via your smartphone.
On the Day: Meet at Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St at 11.50am, pick up your mural map, and meet our tour guides: Actress/writer - Grainne Rafferty, and Mythologist, Anthony Murphy. Then, take a stroll throughout Drogheda and listen to the mythological stories behind the murals!
- Étaín, the heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne, one of the oldest and richest stories of our Mythological Cycle on Meat Market Lane is by Nina Valkhoff, a painter/muralist from Rotterdam.
- Fionn MacCumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge by artist Ciarán Dunlevy, from Drogheda on the Fitzwilliam Court building in Dyer St.
- Boann, Godess of the Boyne by Lula Goce (Spain), at Abbey Lane.
- Dagda, the leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann has taken pride of place on Laurence St and is by Muralist/Painter Russ, from France.
- Amergin by AERO, also from France the story of Ireland’s famous bard, poet and judge of the Milesians. This mural can be seen at Drogheda Port beside Goodwood Fuels.
- The Morrígan on Patrick St by This Is Friz, an artist currently based in Bangor, Co. Down.
Beside each mural, you can download the Audio Trail: Credits: Stories by Anthony Murphy. Adapted by Gráinne Rafferty. Performed by Niall O'Brien and Gráinne Rafferty. Original soundscape by Niall Gregory. Sound Editor Sean McCluskey at Basement Sounds.
Plans for 2023: DRAWDA exhibition in our gallery, featuring work from some of the artists in the trail, launching the 24 June, accompanied by the Mythological Midsummer’s Festival in Abbey Lane.
DRAWDA is a legacy programme, making use of shared public outdoor streets & walls, and engaging with a new and wider audience. Working with local collaborators, the local authority and key cultural providers, it has created a visual vibrancy and a cascade of colour in the town, reinvigorating derelict public places and streets. The project is inclusive, and has supported over 16 artists in its delivery to date.
Droichead Arts Centre
26-28 Stockwell Lane