Mural honours young generation

By Maurice Garvey

AN IMPRESSIVE art mural was created by young people from St John Bosco Youth Centre in Drimnagh’s Brickfield Park.

 Facilitated by local artist Jessica Tobin, the mural was designed and painted by local young people to honour the efforts of Ireland’s younger generation in helping suppress the spread of Covid-19.

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Some of the young people who painted the mural

 The artwork consists of images that depict the challenges and difficulties faced by Ireland’s young people, who were required to sustain months without school, sports and peer interaction.

 The spray paint project involved a total of twelve young people aged 10yrs – 14yrs from the community of Drimnagh.

Overseen by Ms Tobin and youth workers from St John Bosco, youths worked hard throughout the day on July 4 to create the piece. They did this in small groups of four to ensure social distancing was always adhered to.

Striking images, some taken way above ground, show the amazing work that went into the project.

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Local artist Jessica Tobin working on the mural

Stephen Sharpe, Project Leader of the St John Bosco Youth Work Programme believes the art piece “rightly acknowledges how Ireland’s young people responded to the challenges presented by Covid-19.

“It is also hoped that it will encourage young people to stay motivated and continue to actively participate in the continued suppression of the virus,” he said.

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Youths at work painting the mural

“Since completed last Saturday the mural has received positive feedback from the community.”

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