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Dublin Street to be regenerated for Eigse

Published 04/06/2013 | 05:24

The heart of Carlow will undergo a major overhaul during the Eigse festival when an urban regeneration of Dublin Street takes place.

The festival has been the driving force behind the restructuring of the street including a mural by artist Frank O' Sullivan, new gallery spaces and pop-up shops.

The project, which was part funded by Carlow Enterprise Board and Carlow Town Council, will include a number of new galleries including one from Marja van Kampen, a painter and print maker and co founder of Artspace Studios in Galway.

It will see a collective of furniture makers, ceramicists, wood-turners and other craft workers includes Jim Behan, Ariane Tobin, Valerie Colman, Anthony Nolan and others, exhibit under the title of Creative Carlow and a gallery by Carlow based artists and designer, Siobhan Jordan, who is widely known for her works that evoke childhood memories.

A number of pop up shops will open along the street selling retro items, clothing from around the world, canvas based works, a photographic gallery, coffee, cakes, robotic spiders, electrodes and science exhibitions for children, antiques and up cycled furniture.

There will also be bunting, street hangings, pom-poms and festoon along the length of the street thanks to the staff and clients of the Delta Centre.

On Sunday, June 16, there will be a stiletto sprint along the street when three local charities come together - Carlow Mental Health Association, Asante Eye Charity Kenya and Chic & Cheerful.

More than 100 gentlemen will take part in an elegant dash down Dublin Street in stilettos. To register, please go to www.carlowstilettosprint.com or call Emma on 086 8114133.

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