The new mural by Cork artist Peter Martin in Athy, Co Kildare (Niall Carson/PA)
A mural that represents Athy Waterways, a Patrick Kavanagh poem, climate change and the deaf community has been unveiled in Co Kildare.
The painting, by Cork artist Peter Martin, investigates “signs of change” and draws from Kavanagh’s Lines Written On A Seat On The Grand Canal, Dublin which refers to a barge on the Grand Canal bringing supplies from Athy.
The local Sing and Sign group commissioned the mural at Boortmalt Wall.
Maggie Owens, of Sing and Sign, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the finished mural. Cork artist Peter Martin has delivered beyond expectation.
“Initially, when we first commissioned the mural, we suggested Patrick Kavanagh’s poem because it mentioned Athy in it.
“Little did we know that the barge actually belongs to the Hughes family in Athy.
“It is barge number 113B – we just had to find out more.
I’m so proud and honored to be a part of an amazing team to make this mural a reality. @AthySingSign @creativeirl… https://t.co/jFrA0TkFZC