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Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Brendan Matthews to present ‘Artist Nano Reid’ tour of Drogheda

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"Drogheda" by Nano Reid.

This Saturday, June 25, community historian Brendan Matthews will present a guided tour of Drogheda which explores various places that inspired Drogheda’s most famous artist Nano Reid.

This is a chance to learn more about artist Nano Reid and her life as you traverse some of the streets and lanes and the most beautiful rural settings of the old Market town of Drogheda, reflecting on the sights and sounds that inspired much of the artist's greatest work.

Beginning at Highlanes Gallery at 1.00 pm, the tour will proceed down Kezer`s Lane, through Bachelors Lane and Mayoralty Street and across De Lacy Bridge to the South Quay and James's Street area of the town and where Brendan will relate some fascinating insights pertaining to Nano and her life Boyneside.

The tour will move up the Dublin Road, through Poor House Lane and to the magnificent rural setting of Sunnyside and the wonderfully-named Errigal; the final home of Nano Reid, prior to her death in 1981. Here, Brendan will discuss one of Reid's works that she painted in 1973 which has a special signficance to the location.

From Errigal, the tour will then move across Sunnyside to St. Mary's Cottages and proceed down the 101 steps into the magical Dale Valley, before ending at the bottom of Mary Street at the Celtic Cross War Memorial.

Tickets are €5 and can be purchased HERE


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