Damage to Turbet Island trail repaired

Vandalism to outdoor art exhibition boards on the celebrated Turbet Island Dreamscape Trail has been repaired by local Tús and Community Employment workers.

There was anger and dismay at the recent damage caused, which came to light at the weekend, where someone had spray-painted scrawlings on several 13 prints that make up the Belturbet island trial compiled by artist Jackie O’Neill.

Her illustrations are also in the bird boxes, made by Belturbet Men’s Shed. One of these boxes were also damaged in the recent past.

The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people.

Project Belturbet, who commissioned the artist trail, posted on social media: ‘A HUGE, HUGE THANK YOU, Nuala and her TUS/CE workers, from #CavanCountyLocalDevelopement.

‘They cleaned up the graffitti on Turbet Island Dreamscape trail's artwork. Your community support is very much apprectiated.’

In light of the recent vandalism, local elected representative, Independent councillor Brendan Fay encouraged anyone with information about who might have caused the damage to inform the authorities.

‘If this symbol "WAK" is a clue to who it was or you have information, please contact Belturbet Garda Station on 0499522122.’

He added: ‘Don't let them away with it.’