Belfast Telegraph

Famous faces watch Toome locals pass by

Residents of Toome have been spotting a few famous faces down at their local shops as part of a regeneration drive.

Peering out of the window of the butcher's, for example, you will find champion jockey Tony McCoy alongside Ireland rugby international Willie John McBride.

The sporting stars are among a number of well-known current and former residents of the village who have given their support to a regeneration project, with motorbike racers Michael, John and Eugene Laverty overlooking tea drinkers from the wall of a nearby tea shop.

Their images have been used in a series of murals created in an attempt to brighten up a block of derelict buildings in the main street, as part of a cross-community group called Toome Industrial Development Amenities & Leisure.

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