Mu­ral cre­ated op­po­site Bray train sta­tion

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ARTIST Greg Mur­ray has cre­ated a mu­ral op­po­site Bray rail­way sta­tion, with some help from fel­low artists and vol­un­teers.

Bray Tidy Towns asked Greg to cre­ate the art­work, to brighten up the wall of the for­mer cash and carry build­ing.

‘It’s the first thing peo­ple see when they come out of the sta­tion,’ said Greg. He said that the sur­face he was us­ing was a mix of brick and some smooth ar­eas. ‘It’s hard to put de­tail on the brick sur­face,’ he said.

He de­cided to paint two Dart car­riages which worked well across the crude brickwork.

The mu­ral also in­cludes the words ‘you’re now in Bray’. One of the car­riages will have a sim­i­lar mes­sage in Ir­ish.

Greg is now ask­ing lo­cal chil­dren to de­sign im­ages for the 18 win­dows in each car­riage, each one to rep­re­sent Bray.

What he has in mind is im­ages such as the seafront, Bray Head, Sea Life, or any­thing as­so­ci­ated with Bray.

It’s still a work in progress in that re­spect.

Some of the pupils from Youthreach got in­volved with help­ing out in the paint­ing, and Tidy Towns pro­vided the paint. Crown on Kil­lar­ney Road are the sup­pli­ers, and if they have some pre­mixed paint avail­able they of­ten give some ex­tra tins to the artist for such projects.

Mar­leigh McGrane and Greg Mur­ray work­ing on the mu­ral.

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