Google has taken steps to brighten up its data centre in west Dublin, by having large murals painted on it.

It is part of its Data Centre Mural Project, a partnership with artists announced last May by the search giant.

The project has involved illustrator Fuchisa MacAree designing and painting a mural for the outside of the warehouse housing the state of the art facility.

Her design was inspired by how Ireland's climate and fresh air, rather than mechanical cooling, regulates the temperature of the centre.

The picture depicts a windy day in Dublin and features local landmarks like Grand Canal Square, Phoenix Park and Moore Street Market, as well as Dublin buses and An Post post boxes.

The design also spills off the walls onto the ground and walkways surrounding the data centre.

The €150m facility in Grangecastle was opened by Google in June of last year, and handles data for a range of parent company Alphabet services, including YouTube, maps, search and Gmail.

A website all about the project can be accessed at g.co/datacentermurals.