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Images created by artist Richard Hearns on display in New Quay.

North Clare community invited to contribute to school mural

A COMMUNITY mural will be painted during the summer months on an exterior wall of New Quay National School.

The mural will be dedicated to the people working and living around Bellharbour and New Quay and created by professional artist Richard Hearns who is living in the area.

Some funding has been offered by Clare County Council’s Community Support Scheme which will help the artist to purchase the necessary supplies.

The concept of the design is based on ‘GROWTH’. There are many aspects within this concept -whether it be the growth of a child through school years mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

There is also the growth of nature and natural phenomena which Richard also plans to incorporate into the design.

An oil painting will be created by Richard to begin the process and then in collaboration with a mural artist they will follow this design and produce the mural at the school.

New Quay Community Development Group is inviting the community to send their thoughts about what the concept of ‘growth’ means to them.

People are welcome to send copies of drawings, doodles, photographs, letters, poems or stories to be included in the project.

An online booklet will be designed to incorporate all responses that run alongside the mural.

Contributions can be sent by e-mail to elliejfarrell@gmail.com or by post to New Quay Community Development, C/O Dooneen, Burren (via Galway), Clare, by Monday. August 16.

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