Young People join Holywood Walk of Fame

Published: Thur, 11 Oct 2018
Artwork by Tim McCarthy, inspired by the kids from Priory College, Holywood
Holywood subway mural
They used funding from the Housing Executive to transform one of the town’s subways.
The colourful artwork took 5 months to make and involved bringing youth groups across Holywood together.
Local artist Tim McCarthy worked with the young people to fill the subway with vibrant images of the sea and the local Redburn Forest.
Marilyn Toogood, from Holywood Residents Association, explains how the artwork was created:
“The funding from the Housing Executive allowed us to bring together various youth groups, who had little contact with each other, over several months to discuss what living in Holywood means to them.
“They were all really passionate about promoting a ‘Healthy Holywood’ that encourages people to take care of the environment and showcases the importance of taking time out with nature.
“This piece of artwork has really transformed the area and is a celebration of our past, present and future.”
Priory College pupils and teacher with Owen Brady NIHE and Tim McCarthy
Holywood subway mural
Owen Brady, our Ards and North Down Area Manager, said:
“We want to encourage young people to play an active and positive role in their community.
"It is so important that they feel involved and are able to contribute to the culture of the place they live in.
“I am delighted that they have been able to use our Community Cohesion funding to create something that everyone can enjoy.  
"It is really clear that these young people have immense talent and creativity and this artwork is a fantastic addition to Holywood.”