Friday 20 April 2018

Talented Ian invited to showcase his unique artwork at County Hall

John Manning

THE chief executive of Fingal County Council has invited a talented young Swords artist to County Hall to showcase his work.

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid highlighted the work of a young Swords artist when he invited him to County Hall, along with his family and colleagues.

Ian Irwin of River Valley in Swords was one of the young people whose work was exhibited at County Hall Swords offices this summer.

The exhibition was organised by the North Dublin City and County Regional Drugs Task Force which has been working with some 50 young people in the Swords-Baldoyle areas together with artist John Duggan to create an exhibition entitled: 'All That's Good in Our Community'.

The chief executive attended the exhibition along with Deputy Mayor of Fingal Cllr Ted Leddy (FF) and was most impressed with Ian's piece which is painted on to a recycled kitchen tile.

'It's a lovely, colourful piece of work,' Mr Reid said. He added: 'I wanted to meet the artist in person but he was away at the time of the exhibition.

'A few days later, we arranged to have Ian come into the offices for a chat about his work. He's a charming young man with bright future ahead of him.'

All the exhibits were created in the Swords Youthreach offices. Manager of Swords/Baldoyle Youth Services Michael Daly said: 'This is a great, positive achievement for all the young people who took part, especially for Ian.

'We're proud of all those who took part and they can, and should, be very proud of themselves.'

Fingal Independent