Join us on Culture Night 2022 for two free Mural Tours, hosted by mythologist Anthony Murphy and storyteller Gráinne Rafferty! Advance booking necessary as there is limited availability on each tour. Please dress for appropriate weather and wear comfortable walking shoes! Duration 90 minutes.
The tour will visit six murals beginning at the Morrígan, Patrick Street, on to Boann, at Abbey Lane, continuing down to Meat Market Lane for Étaín, then to Dyer St where you can see Salmon of Knowledge, up to St Laurence St where Dagda awaits and finally to Drogheda Port for Amergin. On the way across town, after Boann, you will also visit Droichead Arts Centre, where Róisín Ward Morrow and Breifni Holohan will treat you to a short showcase of new music in our gallery, composed as part of Róisín’s 2021 Bursary award.
MURALS and ARTISTS | The legend of Salmon of Knowledge (Ciarán Dunlevy), Étaín the heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne (Nina Valkhoff), Boann Goddess of the Boyne (Lula Goce), Dagda the leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann (Russ); famous bard, poet and judge Amergin (AERO), and The Morrígan a triple Goddess (This Is Friz).
Róisín Ward Morrow is a fiddle player and folk singer from Co. Louth. Her debut album By the Light of the Moon was launched to a sold out audience during Fleadh Cheoil 2019 and has been met with great prestige nationally and internationally.
Culture Night is supported by The Arts Council and Louth County Council.
DRAWDA | Drogheda Urban Art Trail is Produced by Droichead Arts Centre and Love Drogheda B.I.D.S (Business Improvement District Scheme), in partnership with Louth County Council Arts Office and curators Dee Walsh and Brian Hegarty (33-45). Funded by the Arts Council under In the Open | Faoin Spéir Initiative, Louth County Council, Love Drogheda BIDS and Town & Village Accelerated Measures funding, supported by the d hotel, Murtagh’s of Drogheda and Colour Trend Paints.