Mural's stamp of approval at Enniskeane post office

May 7th, 2019 10:10 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

The mural for Enniskeane.

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AN eye-catching mural capturing the history of Enniskeane will be revealed this weekend and aims to create an identity for the area.

It has been completed by local artist Geraldine Flahavan,  is being  sponsored by local company GP Wood, and is set to be mounted on the gable end of Enniskeane Post Office.

It was unveiled by author, filmmaker and local historian Maurice O’Callaghan on Saturday (May 4th) at 3pm.

The proactive Ballineen and Enniskeane Tidy Towns group are behind this latest community initiative and, according to chair Margaret O’Donovan, it’s about ‘creating an identity’ for the area.

‘This is part of the overall development of our beautiful twin villages and it’s about creating an identity and sense of place.

‘It’s also about developing rural tourism in our area and this mural really captures the history of our area,’ said Margaret.

With the area rich in history they didn’t have to look too far for inspiration and they looked to the name itself, Enniskeane or ‘Inis Céin’ which means the ‘Cian’s land by the river’ – Cian Ó Mathuna was married to Sadhbh, daughter of Brian Ború and having fought in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and it is said he died in the area over a skirmish about land.

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