Ciara Looks For Public’s Help On Tralee-Fenit Greenway Project

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Artist Ciara McKenna.

A WEST Kerry street artist is aiming to bring the Tralee to Fenit Greenway to life by creating a wildflower mural, with blossoms cascading along the walled part of the 10km walk in Tralee town.

Incorporating flora and fauna, Ciara McKenna is inviting community groups and members of the public to collaborate with her in this unique piece of street art.

“I will base the mural on the tiny flowers hidden in the hedgerows and walls of ‘The Green Míle’ part of the Greenway,” Ciara explained.

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“My hope is that locals and community groups, while out walking the Green Mile, will photograph these tiny wildflowers and post them to the project’s Facebook page.”

Ciara, in consultation with Cathy Fischer, Kerry Biodiversity Officer, will then scale up these flowers to create a vivid piece of street art along the Greenway’s walls in Tralee town.

“These delicate lifeforms have a huge impact on our mental health; this mirrors my belief that each person in a community has a role, each being has value, we all have a part to play,” she said.

Ciara’s work ‘Grandma’s Hands’ – a large scale mural created in response to the pandemic and in tribute to our senior citizens – recently garnered national attention having featured on RTÉ’s ‘Ireland on Call’.

A member of the public subsequently invited Ciara to come to Tralee and create a unique and uplifting work in a public space. People can post their photos to the project’s dedicated Facebook page

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