Com­ple­tion of Round­wood com­mu­nity mu­ral is cel­e­brated

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A GATH­ER­ING took place at Round­wood Par­ish Hall to cel­e­brate the com­ple­tion of a nearby com­mu­nity mu­ral.

The mu­ral project was or­gan­ised by Round­wood Tidy Towns/ Com­mu­nity Coun­cil with fund­ing through the Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vice of KWETB.

Lo­cal res­i­dent Kevin Mer­ri­gan kindly al­lowed his side wall to be­come the won­der­ful can­vas for the mu­ral in an ideal lo­ca­tion op­po­site Round­wood Par­ish Hall. Lo­cal artist and craft worker Aoife Pat­ter­son, work­ing with nine vol­un­teer artists, cap­tured the ideas of the group and cre­ated the con­cept for the mu­ral.

The artists got paint­ing ev­ery Fri­day morn­ing and have pro­duced a won­der­ful vista de­pict­ing some of the iconic scenes of the area. The mu­ral fea­tures won­der­ful man-made struc­tures from the Vartry Reser­voir Wa­ter Tower and cup-marked stones to na­ture fea­tures of the area in­clud­ing trees, fields, the Su­gar­loaf Moun­tain and plenty more.

Mon­ica Byrne of Round­wood Tidy Towns said: ‘The mu­ral re­ally bright­ens up this area of the vil­lage and is a credit to all in­volved.’

The artists in front of their new mu­ral in Round­wood, which was or­gan­ised by Round­wood Tidy Towns and Round­wood Com­mu­nity Coun­cil: (from left) Fr Owen Lynch PP, Do­minique Schef­man, Eithne Ka­vanagh, Noreen Keane, Eleanor Fan­ning, Mary Fan­ning, Aoife Pat­ter­son, Hi­u­dai and Fin­nan Reid, Libby Bennett, El­lie Ginty and Fiona Tuite. Theresa Byrne with her daugh­ter, El­lie Ginty. El­iz­a­beth Bel­ton, Tina Ka­vanagh and John Lowe.

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