Young people bring colour to Tipp town

Improving derelict sites around the town, A graffitti art mural at the roundabout at Dunnes by the Tipperary Regional Youth Services
The roundabout at Dunnes has not been the most pleasant on the eye and particularly garish as it’s the first thing people see as they enter our lovely town.

The roundabout at Dunnes has not been the most pleasant on the eye and particularly garish as it’s the first thing people see as they enter our lovely town.

Recently a group of young people changed all that for the better by getting involved in a socially engaged art project. Supported by Tipperary Regional Youth Service’s TAR project, Ethan McGrath, Jesse Esmonde, Evan Foley, Paddy Bernacki, Adam McGrath, Nathan Harding, Jade Dempsey, Daniel Fitzgerald, Nathan McInirey, encouraged by Gemma Givons and Lisa Browne painted ‘our vision of Tipperary Town’.TRYS funded the project and also hired a professional graffiti artist Chris Connelly to help the group. It was so disappointing then to see last week that their hard work was defaced and vandalised. Teresa Normile, who organised the project, said the group of young people have vowed to spray over the negative comments with more colour and art. ‘They will not let it get them down’, she said. ‘They are a talented bunch as we are all proud of the work they did. We need more colour in town to brighten us up’.