Painting has been completed on the buildings under the clock in Pearse Square in Fermoy this week, as one of the numerous projects being undertaken in Fermoy, as well as Mitchelstown and Charleville in the painting scheme being run by Cork County Council.

The project in Pearse Square was organised by a number of local business people who came together, with a portion of the funds for the painting work paid for by Cork County Council.

Under the terms of the scheme, groups can get up to 50%, or €1,000 depending on which is less, to paint the exterior of their premises. The idea is to enhance the image of Cork towns and increase the number of tourists flocking to the county.

Speaking prior to its completion, project manager with Fermoy Tidy Towns Paul Kavanagh, said the project would significantly enhance the whole square and the centre of the town.

“The clock tower in the town is going to become a focal point. We’re delighted that it’s being done as these are buildings that are very visible to everyone passing so it’s important that they are properly painted and looking well.

“It’s like the 59 Club at Lower Patrick Street. That got a lick of paint last year and it looks so much better because of it. It brightened up that corner of the town and it’s the same with the clock tower in Pearse Square.”