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Friday 18 August 2017

Mural created opposite Bray train station

Marleigh McGrane and Greg Murray working on the mural
Marleigh McGrane and Greg Murray working on the mural

Artist Greg Murray has created a mural opposite Bray railway station, with some help from fellow artists and volunteers.

Bray Tidy Towns asked Greg to create the artwork, to brighten up the wall of the former cash and carry building.

'It's the first thing people see when they come out of the station,' said Greg. He said that the surface he was using was a mix of brick and some smooth areas. 'It's hard to put detail on the brick surface,' he said.

He decided to paint two Dart carriages which worked well across the crude brickwork.

The mural also includes the words 'you're now in Bray'. One of the carriages will have a similar message in Irish.

Greg is now asking local children to design images for the 18 windows in each carriage, each one to represent Bray.

What he has in mind is images such as the seafront, Bray Head, Sea Life, or anything associated with Bray.

It's still a work in progress in that respect.

Some of the pupils from Youthreach got involved with helping out in the painting, and Tidy Towns provided the paint. Crown on Killarney Road are the suppliers, and if they have some premixed paint available they often give some extra tins to the artist for such projects.

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