24 September 2005

Artistic view of the past on mural

The Irish News Online

By Staff Reporter

A mural depicting the history of the Whiterock Road area of west Belfast was unveiled yesterday.

The painting, which has been mounted on a wall at Daisyhill Court in Westrock Gardens, shows how the area looked in bygone years when a Victorian brickworks was located there.

A famous hill of daisies which was a landmark in the area, surrounded by countryside, is captured in the mural.

The mural was painted by artist Eithne O’Kane as part of an Upper Springfield Development Trust Public Art in the Community project.

Speaking as the mural was formally unveiled, Ms O’Kane said working on the project had been “very nice”.

“A lot of the things in the painting are in the memories of residents,” she said.

“It was community-driven, which is important for these projects.”

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