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New mural helps launch sign language festival

Derek O’Sullivan from Solus Art specialises in street art.

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A new mural entitled Strong in Athy Co Kildare

A new mural entitled Strong in Athy Co Kildare

A new mural entitled Strong in Athy Co Kildare

A mural of a ballerina wearing boxing gloves is helping launch a visual and virtual Irish sign language festival in the midlands.

Derek O’Sullivan from Solus Art specialises in street art.

His work – entitled Strong – is intended to depict strength and beauty balanced together, organisers of the festival said.

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Isabella Fayeun, aged 7, in front of a mural entitled Strong in Athy Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)

Isabella Fayeun, aged 7, in front of a mural entitled Strong in Athy Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)

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Isabella Fayeun, aged 7, in front of a mural entitled Strong in Athy Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)

They said it represents a reminder that people will overcome the common obstacle of Covid-19.

Work on the mural in the Kildare town of Athy finished on Sunday.

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