A SHOP premises in Limerick which had been marred by graffiti has received a new lease of life.
Kevin Cummins, of Cummins Picture Frames in Post Office Lane, and Barry Curtin, of neighbouring Curtin Stained Glass, grew so fed up of the vandalism outside their shops, they commissioned an artist to paint a stunning mural of the Curragower Falls in Limerick.
And it is a case of so far so good: for three months on, there has been no evident damage.
“We needed a Limerick theme, and thought we could do the Curragower, and it has been quite successful. We took our chances, and it has been left alone,” Kevin said.
He said the mural has proven popular with people coming to take pictures of it.
One of these was Windmill Street man Gary Lysaght, a photography student at the Limerick College of Further Education.
He said he can appreciate some forms of graffiti, such as Japenese-style calligraphy, and art.
What he does not like is the wanton vandalism of people’s home across the city.