PICTURES: Street art project in Carlow encourages people to talk about mental health

A 'positive project'

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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A picture of the street art (Credit: Paul Byrne)

The “Let’s Talk” street art project by artist Paul Byrne as part of The Carlow Mental Health Association Mensana festival has been lauded across the county. 

The pieces, which were unveiled recently at Éire Óg Clubhouse and Miller's Pub off the Tullow Road, encourage people to talk.

Cllr Will Paton said: "Delighted to attend the unveiling of two new public art pieces by Paul Byrne at Éire Óg Clubhouse and Miller's Pub off the Tullow Road. These incredible pieces use three words to encourage people to talk."

In a post on Facebook on October 11, Paul said: "After a whirlwind week getting these pieces done, I'd like to take a second to thank everyone for the amazing feedback on what was by far my favourite project to date.

"Thanks to Take A Part Carlow, Carlow Arts Office & Carlow Mental Health Association for helping to make this happen and also Éire Óg and Miller's Sportsbar for getting on board with such a positive project.

"Big thanks also to Will Paton for his tremendous support! Much love to all the other people who helped get these up in time, you know who you are.

"Here's to the next one!"