DRAWDA | Mythological Mural Trail | Salmon of Knowledge

  • 31st Dec
  • All Day Event
  • Dyer Street
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

          DRAWDA | Mythological Mural Trail |  Salmon of Knowledge

DRAWDA -  a curated multidisciplinary public arts programme that will take place in Drogheda, Co. Louth between November 2021, and April 2022, culminating in an Urban Art Trail throughout Drogheda that will focus on key figures and moments from our mythological past.

Salmon of Knowledge by Ciarán Dunlevy (Dyer Street)

They say a picture can say a thousand words and we hope that the newly commissioned Salmon of Knowledge mural on the Fitzwilliam Court building will create a thousand conversations and a deeper understanding of our local heritage.

Ciarán Dunlevy has been selected as the first artist to showcase Drogheda’s mythological past with the retelling of the Salmon of Knowledge story. Ciarán’s style of wall art is based on super realism and as part of the research process into the piece, Ciarán met with local artist Richard Moore and Anthony Murphy and local fishermen who identified a specific area where there would have been opportunities to catch salmon at a weir in the river, Knowth and Dowth stand proudly in the background. This piece depicts the story of Fionn MacCumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge and is masterfully delivered by Ciarán Dunlevy in two parts with the catching of the Salmon by Finegas and then the transfer of wisdom to Fionn.

Watch the video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLMtwx_IPqQ

Many thanks to all the partners engaged in this piece including Louth County Council, Fitzwilliam Court, Wogans Interiors, Johnstone Paint & Height for Hire. Great appreciation to Declan Kierans, Leo Monahan, and Willie Smyth for their assistance in making this happen. 

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). Working together with local, national and international artists, and mythologist Anthony Murphy, to deliver six murals based on some of the key figures from Irish Mythology who are rooted in the Boyne Valley region,  the project will be delivered across a number of strands which will draw on Drogheda’s significant rich heritage, mythology and architecture.