Stunning pro-equality mural installed on 15th century Irish castle

Nick Duffy May 20, 2015
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An artist has created a special biodegradable mural of a lesbian couple on the side of one of Ireland’s historic castles.

The Republic of Ireland is set to vote on May 22 on a proposal to introduce civil same-sex marriage.

Ahead of the vote, artists across Ireland have worked on a number of murals featuring same-sex couples – with artist Joe Calin previously unveiling a mural of a male gay couple in Dublin city centre.

After the first mural received such a warm reception, he has gone even bigger with his new work – putting lesbians on the side of a 15th century tower house castle in Galway.

Mr Caslin used a special biodegradable adhesive to ensure the castle is not damaged by the artwork – which he installed with full permission from the owner.

Due to the piece’s geo-friendly nature it will be eroded over time by bad weather – but activists are hopeful it will make it through until after Friday’s vote.

The artist told the Irish Times: “The images that I wanted to show are things that are dignified… To show love, that’s essentially what it is, the equality that people should have no matter what sort of a relationship they’re in.

“I didn’t want to have the piece of the two lads up and not follow it up with a female version. I wanted to show the broader aspects of relationships.”

Watch a clip of the mural’s creation below:

Joe Caslin – The Castle from Joe Caslin on Vimeo.

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