The Marlborough Street Mural’, an artistic project led by wellknown visual artist Alan Mongey with the help of a group of local students, was unveiled today at the corner of Marlborough Street and Marlborough Place, Dublin 1. The initiative was sponsored by Irish Life and Luas Cross City and facilitated by Dublin City Arts Office and Collen.
The creative and visually striking mural consists of a series of 44 panels measuring 8ft high and stretching over 150 feet in total. Based on the theme of ‘Movement in Time’ it depicts the development of Dublin city’s transport network through the centuries in a bold and colourful way, mapping the landscape from when Vikings invaded Dublin right up to contemporary Dublin, complete with the Spire and Luas tram. In an innovative feature, the mural extends to a height of over 12 feet at points where a round tower, Nelson’s Pillar and the Spire rise above the panels.