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The mural of Gorey’s skyline painted by artist Kate Kos last week

The mural of Gorey’s skyline painted by artist Kate Kos last week

Kate Kos in action

Kate Kos in action

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The mural of Gorey’s skyline painted by artist Kate Kos last week

A view of the Gorey skyline as seen from Clonattin forms the central part of the Gorey 400 mural created by artist Kate Kos at Gorey Civic Square.

The work was commissioned by Gorey Tidy Towns thanks to a WLD Community Enhancement Programme grant.

Two years ago, Kate, an established painter in town, offered her services to paint a mural of cosmos flowers on a section of the same wall at the outdoor gym. Such was the reaction to the painting, that Gorey Tidy Towns commissioned her to do a second piece, this time to mark Gorey's 400th anniversary.

'I was delighted when Tidy Towns approached me to do another mural,' she said. 'The other one was my first mural and I asked if I could do it. Now I have more experience, and I'm looking forward to doing it.'

She added that she would like to see different artists with different styles also doing pieces on the wall in the future.

In consultation with district manager Amanda Byrne and engineer Neville Shaw, a section of the boundary wall was selected for the new work. Since the section of wall was longer than the skyline design that was originally planned, Kate reworked the painting to feature additional elements.

Last week, after the Council cleaned the selected area, Tus workers with Gorey Tidy Towns laid on a base coat in advance of Kate beginning her work. The paint for the base coat was donated to Gorey Tidy Towns by Liam Brennan Hardware and a sincere thank you was sent to Liam and his staff for their support.

Kate began work on the mural last Monday and finished during the week.

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