Booterstown Marsh Mural Project
For many years the 85-metre long concrete culvert at Booterstown Nature Reserve has been used as a graffiti canvas. In order to promote and signal this important Special Protection Area and National Heritage Area a mural expressing the richness and diversity of this precious wetland landscape a mural by artist Shane Ha will be created along the culvert on August 26th. All are welcome to view his work and progress. The mural project is supported by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere Reserve (DCC), Clean Coasts and An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland.
As part of our commitment to public engagement two community workshops, took place which helped to inform the final design together with design discussions involving stakeholders. The Dun Laoghaire Association of An Taisce works to protect the built and natural heritage of the area. An Taisce has managed and cared for the Booterstown Nature Reserve for over 50 years taking it from an oil-polluted wetland to a European Natura Site of International importance as a Special Protection Area under the Birds Directive. It is also a National Heritage Area, a nature reserve and included in the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere Reserve. The An Taisce Dun Laoghaire Association work is all done by volunteers and we welcome new members.
Article written by Rebecca Jeffares.
Artwork by artists Shane Ha and Stephen Sharpe.