Cllr Brendan Fay with one of the signs of hope.

Flower emblems of hope

Two Independent county councillors have organised the erection of signs of hope around their respective area to spread a message of positivity this Easter amid prolonged and hard COVID-19 restrictions.

Cllr Brendan Fay from Belturbet and Cllr Shane O’Reilly from Mullagh got involved with the “Feel Good” project to lift the spirits of people in their locality.

This is a nationwide initiative by the Independent County Councillors of Ireland.

Cheerful signs carrying the words - hope, courage, joy, love, family and faith - are popping up all over the country with a colourful flower in the background.

“While we do not have the kind of human interaction that we need at the moment, these positive affirmations are an attempt to help people to remember the good things in their lives right now. Keep the faith and be hopeful for the future,” explained Cllr Fay of the motivation behind the project.

“There is so much negativity out there and misinformation and we need to step back from it all and think of the positives,” he added.

Cllr Fay and Brian McDermott erected the posters of affirmation in the Belturbet area

“I also erected five sets of the posters at my own personal cost and those were produced here in Cavan.

“I put them on the approach roads to Belturbet and at the roundabout at Staghall and also in Killeshandra and Butlersbridge,” confirmed Cllr Fay.