It’s the latest stop on the Cork mural trail.
Take a stroll down the newly pedestrianised Beasley Street in Cork City and you can’t miss a pair of bold new pieces by local artist Peter Martin.
Stretching almost eight metres high, the two murals are part of a trio that Martin, co-organiser of the Ardú street art project and a muralist, stained glass artist and secondary school teacher, has been commissioned to complete by August.
The first piece, along the side of the Maldron Hotel, took more than five days to finish.
“The artwork represents the activities of the area over time by referencing recreational fishing taking place off the quays of the river,” Peter told Yay Cork.
“The sails are a reference to the ships that used to travel up as far as South Mall.”
The Maldron has invested €80,000 to bring the new offering, which can seat 180 people, to life, alongside Cork City Council who contributed €120,000.
The investment in Beasley Street funded the introduction of parasols, awnings, giant umbrellas, windbreaks, heaters, festoon lighting, and planters.
The street has also been resurfaced with original cobblestones, which make it an atmospheric spot to enjoy Cork’s new status as an alfresco dining city while taking in scenes from our past.