Iconic Derry Girls mural gets a makeover to remind people of importance of social distancing
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Iconic Derry Girls mural gets a makeover to remind people of importance of social distancing

THE CITY of Derry's iconic Derry Girls mural has gotten a makeover to remind people of the importance of adhering to coronavirus measures.

The mural was originally painted in 2019 as Derry Girls became one of Ireland's most recognisable and beloved shows-- arguably reaching the level of Father Ted-- and is now a landmark in the city, drawing countless tourists to the spot each year.

Now, with the world a changed place, Derry artist collective UV Arts have tweaked the details on their mural a little, with the result that the Derry Girls-- and the wee English fella-- are now all wearing masks.

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Image UV Art C.I.C / Twitter

The award-winning organisation, who are behind the original mural, have been spending recent weeks creating 'clean graffiti' in Derry with tags reminding people to keep a safe distance from each other when out and about...

And the artists took to Twitter yesterday, Thursday 24 April, to show off the new additions to the mural with the caption:

"Derry girls, and the wee English fella have been doing their bit to stay safe and stay at home, just like you!

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"Uppa NHS and a massive thank you to all our key workers and volunteers for the epic work they're doing!"

Well done to everyone involved, and remember-- the more everyone follows the guidelines, the faster lockdown will be over, and the quicker we get the much-anticipated season 3 of Derry Girls!

So wise up!