New murals celebrate Creggan's sporting stars
A graffiti hotspot in Derry's Creggan Estate has been transformed thanks to a series of new murals celebrating the area's sporting heroes.
The new murals at the Creggan shops, Central Drive, feature boxer Charlie Nash, who represented Ireland at the 1972 Olympic Games, footballer Tony O’Doherty, who was capped by Northern Ireland, and triathlete Aileen Reid (née Morrison), who starred for Ireland at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics.
A number of local groups, Creggan Youth Drop In, Triax Neighbourhood Management Team (TNMT) and the social enterprise UV Arts CIC, were involved with the project, which was supported by the Housing Executive.
See Friday’s Derry Journal for more.