Keep your eyes on the slopes of Benbo each evening to see Love Leitrim's 'Heart'

Spreading the love for Co Leitrim!

Leonie McKiernan

Reporter:

Leonie McKiernan

Keep your eyes on the slopes of Benbo each evening to see Love Leitrim's 'Heart'

An image of Love Leitrim's Heart taken by photographer Páraig Thornton during the display of the installation last year. The image was published in the Leitrim Observer last Christmas.

Spreading a little much needed love for the New Year, community and environmental protection group, Love Leitrim, have relit their 'heart' near Manorhamilton.

The installation was originally designed by artist Darragh Wilkins in 2015 and it has been placed on the slopes of Benbo Mountain for the Christmas/New Year period this year.

The installation is visible every evening between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and is a wonderful way to remind us of the importance of loving our local communities, our local environment and, well, just spreading a bit of love for the festive season. 


The Love Leitrim website notes: "The heart is on display as a statement of our love for this area and our intent to continue to care for our countryside and the people who live here. Thanks to all those who helped out on the project. It requires quite a lot of effort to transport the equipment to this remote locatation and it could not have been done without the help of the volunteers from the local community. Special thanks to the group of land owners who kindly gave permission to use the site."