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Teenage Dreams alive and well in East Belfast - Ó Donnghaile

28 March, 2015 - by Mairead O’Donnell


Sinn Féin's Niall Ó Donnghaile has welcomed the reinstatement of the 'Teenage Dreams' mural at Bridge End in East Belfast and paid tribute to the young people from the Doyle and Ballymac Youth Clubs for their fantastic work in producing a new mural and song of their own. 

Cllr Ó Donnghaile, who attended today's unveiling said;

"There was a lot of understandable anger when the original teenage dreams mural was removed, it had become immediate recognisable as people made their way into East Belfast. More importantly it acted as a great source of inspiration to young people in this part of the city, many of whom had felt the negative end of publicity and media coverage. 

"Today's event shows that teenage dreams are alive and well in East Belfast and that our young people continue to lead in a positive and proactive way. 

"Not only has the original mural been replaced but young people from the Short Strand and Inner-East Belfast came together to make a mural of their own, as well as write and produce their own song. 

"I'm delighted that Belfast City Council were able to support this initiative, along with DSD, Urban Villages and the fantastic Oh Yeah Centre who were central in helping the young people with their music. 

"It's hard to beat this kind of work and today's event is proof of that."

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