Limerick pupils form spectacular butterfly image for community art project

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

MORE than 500 young people from the southside of Limerick city came together to form a spectacular sky art image at the grounds of Old Christians GAA Club recently.

MORE than 500 young people from the southside of Limerick city came together to form a spectacular sky art image at the grounds of Old Christians GAA Club recently.

The ‘Real Eyes’ Community Art Project brought together pupils from five local primary schools, residents, local businesses and community workers to create the image in the form of a giant butterfly.

Aisling Mulhall, Coordinator of the Southside Community Leadership Arts and Sports Programme (CLASP) said it was a wonderful event.

“This project was truly a collaborative venture, with community groups, local schools, local business, agencies, sporting organisations and individuals helping to support it and would not have happened without everyone getting behind us”.

The idea behind the ‘Real Eyes’ Community Art Project was to create a good news project for the area and to allow as many people from the area to participate.

It was an extremely adventurous undertaking, which took months of preparation.

The atmosphere on the event day was electric as hundreds of children anxiously a waiting to become part of their butterfly.

“They were all magnificent and it was a truly memorable experience for all. It is more than just creating an image involving active participation of over 500 hundred people. It marks a powerful message of what the people of this community can do together,” said a spokesperson for CLASP.