Images of Minions, tress, stars, an assortment of marine life and the odd monster or two can be seen at Askeaton’s quayside after local young artists people transformed the popular walkway.
The young people, who hail from across the community, took part in the ‘Art on the Quay’ summer project with Limerick Youth Service, Foróige and Deel Art.
‘It was a great three days with the young people really getting involved and letting their imagination run riot!’ said Lisa Quirke, Limerick Youth Service (LYS)
‘It was great to see young people from different backgrounds and communities share their ideas and get to know each other,’ said Lisa, LYS Rathkeale-Askeaton UBU youth work project.
The young people chose Askeaton Quay as it is on the way to the local Community Centre where the Askeaton Youth Group meet each week.
‘Art is something that all the young people have a passion for, so they decided to use it to get to know each other and light up the way to their youth space,’ said Lisa.
The ‘Art on the Quay’ Project was a collaboration between Limerick Youth Service, Foróige and Deel Art with the support of the Limerick & Clare Education &Training Board’s youth work team.
LYS’ Rathkeale Youth Space is a dedicated youth hub for young people in West Limerick and is home to several youth work projects including the Askeaton-Rathkeale UBU youth work team.
Bases in Askeaton, Deel Art is a volunteer led art and craft group works with communities across West Limerick.
Foróige Rathekale is part of the Foróige, a nationwide youth organisation that enables young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in the development of society.
A member of member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Centres, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.