Wednesday 16 October 2019

History road!

Barrack Lane has been renamed 'History Road' after the new murals were acclaimed by locals and visitors alike.

The mural tells the story of Drogheda and the Boyne Valley with images ranging from Newgrange to Laurences Gate, Viking ships to Mother Mary Martin, John Boyle O'Reilly and Amergin.

The project was the idea of local ODS volunteer Noel Bailey and with members of Drogheda Tidy Towns, and Transition Year students from St. Mary's Diocesan School with Coordinator Ms. Roisin Curtis, they cleared the wall so painting could begin.

With paint from Murtagh's of the Fair Green, artist Darren Finnegan of Forest Park, Drogheda got going with two other artists.

Chairperson of Drogheda Tidy Towns Kevin Callan said that it had been a pleasure to support Noel and the Old Drogheda Society in the effort to improve the appearance of the wall and also to help tell the story of Drogheda.

'I want to thank Noel and Darren and also the volunteers from St. Mary's Diocesan School who came out over a year ago and helped us. We even had the bench on the lane restored by Louth County Council to allow visitors to sit half way up on their way to visit the towns museum".

Anyone wishing to undertake such a project or effort to improve their area please get in touch with Drogheda Tidy Towns (087 777 6648)

Drogheda Independent