The Titanic has been immortalised on the walls of Horgan’s Quay thanks to a North-South initiative.
A mural project, which was started there last year by the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, has continued this year with a new image inspired by the Titanic.
Located on Horgan’s Quay where traffic enters the city from Dublin and east Cork, work has been ongoing on the new mural since Monday as part of a twinning programme between the Lifelong Learning Festival and Féile an Phobail in West Belfast.
It is supported by Cork City Council and Co-operation Ireland.
This week, two mural artists travelled from Belfast to Cork with four young men drawn from across different communities in Belfast.
For the past three days they have worked with four young men from Mahon who are part of the Mahon’s Men’s Art Group, for most painting a mural has been a new experience.
“When we were in Belfast last year, we didn’t only paint the mural, we also got to see different areas of the city. We visited Stormont and other places and that’s all part of what this project is about, learning from each other,” said Viv Sadd of Mahon Men’s Art Group.
Artist Michael Doherty said the murals wereare all about community links.
“When we’re working on a mural we try to localise it, include references that people can identify with, so they feel involved. That’s probably why murals aren’t vandalised — because locals know it belongs to them. Here we’ve looked at the Cobh and Cork connections with the Titanic,” he added.