A new mural commissioned by Enniskillen BID and designed by local artist Kevin McHugh is currently under way and will pay tribute to a well-known local musician.

This week, Kevin has been busy painting the new mural – the third large-scale artwork of his to be featured in the townscape – with this one on the wall of Pat’s Bar at The Diamond.

Speaking to The Impartial Reporter about the inspiration behind his latest mural design, which features traditional musicians playing a variety of instruments, Kevin said: “We wanted the new mural to be full of life and movement and to reflect an aspect of life in Enniskillen.


“When the idea of a session with traditional musicians came up, I knew straight away this would be a lovely opportunity to pay tribute to [the late local musician] John McManus by having him on fiddle, and thankfully the McManus family gave me their blessing to do that.

“It’s a great location, right in the heart of the town, and hopefully it’ll put a few smiles on some faces. The Diamond was always a great place to socialise, so it’s a perfect backdrop to that, I think.”

The mural on the wall of Pat’s Bar is the latest in a series of murals that have been appearing on buildings throughout the town over the past year.

Commenting on the great response to the murals, Noelle McAloon, Enniskillen BID Manager, said: “We are so delighted with the positive feedback to the murals that we have been commissioning around Enniskillen.

“We’re hoping to get a few more murals done over the summer months, and we are just delighted that the businesses are coming forward, offering their walls.”

Noelle went on to note that compared to some of the other murals in the town, Kevin’s latest design on Pat’s Bar is at ground level, making it accessible to the public for photo opportunities.

“We just want to keep evolving the murals. The one at the back of the Crowe’s Nest is nine metres tall or three storeys high, so this one is going to be at ground level, and it will provide really nice selfie opportunities.

“Whenever people are sitting outside at The Diamond, the mural will be behind them,” Noelle told this newspaper.

Having started the mural on Monday (June 20), Kevin is hoping to have it completed by this Friday (June 24).