The Painting of the Wall at the Entrance to the Park:
The wall alongside the pathway entering the park from the Palace Fields has for the past few years been vandalised with graffiti all over the entire length of the wall. This can only be described as a mindless act of vandalism.
On 13th of October 2012, Saturday morning at 10am this wall was power washed by volunteers Ronan Kelly and Mícheál O'Flaherta, to remove all green algae, moss, and ingrained dirt, in preparation for painting the following Saturday. This task was completed at 12:30pm.
A special thank you to Olivia of No.270 who allowed us to use the outside water tap from her house, for the power washing.
On October 20th 2012, Saturday morning at 10am volunteers Ronan Kelly, Mícheál O'Flaherta, Michael Goss, Liam Martin, Liam Halion, Stephen McDonnell, laid siege to the wall with rollers, paint brushes, paint trays of varying sizes, paint buckets, ground covers and 30 litres of masonry paint, with one motto in mind, in the apt words of Liam Halion:
"Dont Mother It, Smother It"
This is exactly what we did. With painstaking skill (well thats what we would like to call it !!) the wall was painted from end to end, from top to bottom, in true community spirit.
Thank you to all volunteers who devoted their free time to reclaim the wall from an eyesore to a clean spectacle.
This action trully reflects the strong community spirit of the Palace Fields, and conveys how proud we all are, of where we live.
The Volunteers Busy At Work (OK they posed for the camera):