The children and young people of Carrick-on-Suir’s Ballylynch housing estate have brightened up the centre of their community by painting murals depicting the seasons of the year.
The colourful murals erected along the boundary fence of Ballylynch’s community pitch and play area were officially unveiled to local residents at the estate’s family fun day last Friday evening.
Lions Club Regional Youth Award winner Daryl Walsh performed the official tape cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the murals that feature scenes from nature.
Daryl, who is from Ballylynch, was a runner up in the Lions Club National Youth Award competition earlier this year for the work he does in his community through the Neighbourhood Youth Project.
The murals provided a delightful backdrop to sport and festival attractions at the community’s family fun day, which attracted a large crowd of local residents of all ages.
One of the highlights of the three-hour community festival was a seven-a-side soccer match between a team of Ballylynch residents and a squad made up of Carrick-on-Suir gardai and fire fighters.
The match was followed by a display of hip-hop dancing performed by a group of young dancers from Ballylynch.
The estate’s children also enjoyed jumping on a bouncy castle and testing their speed in a range of novelty races.
They also enjoyed playing in the multi-games pitch.
The family fun day, which also featured light refreshments for visitors, was organised by the committee members of the Ballylynch Task Group, a sub group of the Suir Community Development Project, in liaison with Ballylynch Residents Committee.
It was funded funded by RAPID through the National Play and Recreation Centre and Carrick-on-Suir Town Council.