It’s been a great summer for concerts in Cork – Elton John, Musgrave Park, Live at the Marquee, and of course, Ed Sheeran back in May at Pairc Ui Caoimh. I had tickets for Ed and thought it a good idea to take the train – no worries about finding parking near the busy venue. Glounthaune station was abuzz with concert goers, and as we waited for the train I had a look at the bird mural.

It was still in reasonable condition but time was taking its toll, displaying patches of chipped paint. Definitely time for a touch up. When I heard that the station would be closed until July 17th for railway works, it seemed an ideal opportunity to update the artwork. With permission from Glounthaune Tidy Towns, I set about sorting the materials and paraphernalia needed to prepare the wall for painting. I began by cleaning, sanding and painting exposed patches with undercoat. Once dry, I could proceed with painting and touch up. Like all projects, it took a while but it was a lovely time to be there when the station was quiet and I could hear the birds sing.

The Tidy Towns volunteers have cleaned the station and added beautiful containers of plants. They do fantastic work and more volunteers are needed to keep Glounthaune looking good!

My art classes will resume in September, and this year, I will be returning to Glounthaune Primary School for After School Art. For information about upcoming art classes in Glounthaune, Midleton and Glanmire, check out my website or Facebook page FB:  or contact me at 087 6684021

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