BOANN IS AN AMAZING MURAL BY LULA GOCE [BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHEMTRAILS?]
Boann was the goddess who was said to have created the river Boyne (which is named after her) when she defied her husband to approach the sacred and mystical Nechtain's Well.
Lula Goce, born in Galicia, Spain, is fascinated by the dialogue that occurs between passers-by and residents, and the impact that murals/street art have on an area.
When I visited Drogheda last week there was a large number of aircraft movements to be seen in the very blue sky and when I was attempting to photograph this large mural I was approached by two people who were convinced that I was photographing contrails which they referred to as chemtrails and unfortunately it was difficult to get away from them. I encounter this on a regular basis and in general it does not bother me but today I could not concentrate on photographing the immediate area and I will need to return at a later date.
The chemtrail conspiracy theory is the belief that long-lasting condensation trails left in the sky by high-flying aircraft are actually "chemtrails" consisting of chemical or biological agents, sprayed for nefarious purposes undisclosed to the general public. Believers in this conspiracy theory say that while normal contrails dissipate relatively quickly, contrails that linger must contain additional substances. Those who subscribe to the theory speculate that the purpose of the chemical release may be solar radiation management, weather modification, psychological manipulation, human population control, biological or chemical warfare, or testing of biological or chemical agents on a population, and that the trails are causing respiratory illnesses and other health problems.
The term chemtrail blends the words chemical and trail, just as contrail blends condensation and trail.
DRAWDA - a curated multidisciplinary public arts programme, launched in Drogheda between November 2021, and April 2022, culminating in an Urban Art Trail throughout Drogheda that focuses on key figures and moments from Ireland's mythological past.