Irish artist makes his mark in home town’s beloved French twin

Jim McKee and a volunteer work on the History Will Humble Us mural in the Pas-de-Calais commune of Grenay

How a musical festival led to Jim McKee's murals gracing six walls in the Pas-de-Calais town of Grenay

The commune of Grenay in Pas-de-Calais – home to Maroc British Cemetery – is not the first place you would expect to find Irish music and art.

However, not only is this small town – with a population of about 7,000 – twinned with the town of Ballyshannon in County Donegal, it has also commissioned Irish artist, Jim ...

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