Come along, bring your friends and family, to our Free Family Day Out, this Saturday 23 April at Old Abbey Lane to celebrate the rich mythological heritage of Drogheda, through DRAWDA | Urban Art Trail.
Draw on DRAWDA – our big giant letters arrive in the lane. Create your very own Mythological Canvas. Savour the delights and crafts of The Cottage Market. Have your face painted in mythological designs and characters by the talented Kelly Kierans, of Gingernut Arts. Be amazed at our Stilt Walkers. Participate in Drumming Workshops with Kieran Gallagher!
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT | Then… on The Courtyard Stage enjoy music with the children from Cúchulainn Celtic Strings. Witness the jaw-dropping antics of Ronaldo Fanzini – King of Mayhem, as he performs stupidly brave comedy circus! Enjoy music and song from local musicians and singers including: Darragh Ó Héiligh with Feargal and Brónagh Barnes, and Barry Kierans, Róisín Ward Morrow, Breifne Holohan and SJ McArdle.
FREE MURAL TOURS AT 1.45PM, 3PM, 5PM | Beginning at Abbey Lane | Part Walking Part Minibus Tour | Hosted by mythologist Anthony Murphy and storyteller Graínne Rafferty. Book Here
MURALS | The legend of Salmon of Knowledge, Étaín the heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne, Boann Goddess of the Boyne, *The Morrígan a triple Goddess, Dagda the leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann and famous bard, poet and judge Amergin!
DRAWDA 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 Colourtrend Paints.