Garryowen Mural will be officially unveiled on Good Friday, April 7 at 2pm at the Markets Field and all are welcome
UL students teamed up with Garryowen Residents Association & Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership to create the Garryowen Mural
Students from the University of Limerick’s Diploma programme in Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Life Skills (CWELL) have teamed up with Garryowen Residents Association (GRA), Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) and Markets Field Stadium to bring a message of hope in the form of a mural to the people of Garryowen. The Mural will be officially unveiled on Good Friday, April 7 at 2pm at the Markets Field and all are welcome.
The “Wall of Hope” mural located on the wall of the historic stadium offers positive affirmations and encourages those going through a difficult time to seek support. Its central message of Hold On, Pain Ends became a reality after students from the course consulted with the GRA and decided on the mural design and message. The project was then co-funded by LEDP/Markets Field and UL with additional funds raised locally.
Stacey Hogan, a student on the course and a Garryowen resident commented that she wanted “The Wall of Hope to encourage people to seek help and support if they needed it and to know that assistance is only a call away”, a comment echoed by George Lee, Markets Field Manager who added “ We were delighted to provide the wall space and support to make this excellent community initiative a reality. Garryowen and its people have been a strong vibrant community over many generations, and it is good for people in difficulty to know that help is at hand.”
The Mural, which has been supported and facilitated by the GRA and its Secretary Tom O’Brien from its inception and through whose Facebook Page a poll was held to decide on the affirmations complimented the students on their work and welcomed the entire community to join in the unveiling.