Mural’s staying power sign of changing attitudes in Limerick

Niamh Broderick

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Niamh Broderick

Limerick has been celebrated for its changing attitude towards diversity. At the Limerick Pride festival last September, a mural was revealed to the Limerick public on the Post Office Lane.

Limerick has been celebrated for its changing attitude towards diversity. At the Limerick Pride festival last September, a mural was revealed to the Limerick public on the Post Office Lane.

This was the brain child of University of Limerick’s LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) society, Out in UL. Over six months later, the mural is still standing as bright as ever.

President of Out in UL, Niall Russell, said of the mural “it is such a positive image for the community of Limerick. It’s a sign that Limerick is a place of tolerance and community; one that loves and celebrates diversity.”

The mural reads ‘Love Diversity’, and was intended as a symbol of positivity for the LGBTQ community in Limerick and was designed and painted by Anna Carey.

This is in line with Limerick Pride’s ethos of celebrating diversity, and Out in UL’s aim to promote diversity within the wider Limerick community. Featuring a giant rainbow flag, the mural is colourful, vibrant, and gives life to the otherwise drab archway beside the GPO.

Now the mural is still standing free of graffiti, this is a sign of changing attitudes within the community of Limerick say the student group in UL