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Artistic postman Pat to be honoured for pier work

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Pat Davis in action. Picture courtesy of Ceaneacht O Hoctun

Pat Davis in action. Picture courtesy of Ceaneacht O Hoctun

Pat Davis in action. Picture courtesy of Ceaneacht O Hoctun

Local artist Pat Davis will be honoured by Wicklow Municipal District for his colourful paintings of boats and ships visiting Wicklow Harbour.

Pat, who is a postman by profession, first began painting visiting vessels on the pier wall back in the 1970s.

To date he has painted 46 marine murals lining the length of the breakwater, including brigantine the Asgard II which sank a decade ago.

Cllr Paul O'Brien made the proposal to honour Pat, and received the full backing of his fellow councillors.

'I grew up along the whole Black Castle, Wicklow Harbour area so I am very familiar with Pat's paintings since I was a kid. His paintings bring so much colour to Wicklow Harbour. A lot of local residents have approached me and they feel Pat has been overlooked for years.

'I thought this was the ideal opportunity to honour him. We need some good news in these uncertain times. The timing is also perfect because Pat should have completed 50 paintings by the end of the summer. He deserves some recognition,' said Cllr O'Brien.

Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, Pat will be honoured with a plaque at the harbour and will also be presented with some Shop Local vouchers for Wicklow town.

Wicklow People