Crookhaven’s controversial mermaid mural has been replaced by a giant pint
You might only get down during the summer.
But Crookhaven’s new large-scale mural is an important reminder that the seaside village is open (and serving a mean pint of stout) 364 days a year.
The owners of the famous O’Sullivan’s Bar have shared photographs of a new mural on their iconic gable wall, after it was decided it might be time to replace the previous, more controversial artwork featuring a topless mermaid.
The new piece still includes the pub’s promise of “the most southerly pint in Ireland” but now it’s a humongous pint of Murphy’s perched atop the rock instead of the half-human, half-fish female.
The old piece is pictured here on the right:
“And just like that, after Matt Arnold first designed this in May 2020, for a lockdown competition, all the way from Hertfordshire, and my mate Jo King introduced me to her lovely cousin Katie, whose lovely art partner Iris jumped in to produce this fantastic mural.” said bar manager, Linda Kennedy.
“Thanks to James Johnson and Liam O’Connell for solving our gable-end leak with the magic render… ladies and gentlemen, we give you our favourite pint…”
Might be time for an impromptu weekend down West, we think.