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Artist Spear working on a mural during the 2019 Waterford Walls Festival

Artist Spear working on a mural during the 2019 Waterford Walls Festival

Artist Spear working on a mural during the 2019 Waterford Walls Festival

The Waterford Walls graffiti art festival is looking at expanding into New Ross this autumn, in conjunction with New Ross Municipal District.

Speaking at the body's monthly meeting, district manager Mick McCormack said he had a video meeting with Waterford Walls and made enquiries about them coming to do murals and street art on walls in New Ross.

Mr McCormack said: 'These pieces of art have been a fantastic success in Waterford city and it is something that we think could work very well in New Ross.'

The council has received a proposal from Waterford Walls which is being assessed by Wexford County Council's Arts office.

'The works can be tailored to any theme, the Norman theme would be very well suited to New Ross. Discussions are at an early stage but it is something that I think is consistent with our plans for New Ross town and is another opportunity to market the town and improve the public realm.'

Cllr Anthony Connick said: 'Waterford Walls is a fantastic idea. I am a big fan of it.'

Cllr Pat Barden welcomed the announcement, saying: 'Waterford Walls would be great for the town and would brighten up areas that need to be brightened up.'

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