If you happen to be out and about over the summer around County Limerick and see people donning their overalls with paint-brushes to hand – they may just be playing their part in the Dulux Let’s Colour Project. The Village of Knockainey, Co. Limerick, was one project earmarked to receive paint.  Locals have pulled together to do a revamp of their village to include various streetscapes and walls badly in need of a lick of paint.  According to Debbie Carroll of the Knockainey Tidy Towns Committee, “We are just delighted to receive the paint – we were not sort of volunteers happy to pick up a paint brush to give the various streets a lick of paint.  It’s a real boost for the local community just having the place looking a lot brighter and sunnier even on a dull day!” Other projects to receive help are Bruff Heritage Group; Caherconlish Playground; Castleconnell Scout Campsite; Croom Scout Hall Limerick Youth Service and Meekilly National School. Earlier this year Hector Ó h’Eochagáin launched the Dulux Let’s Colour by calling on communities to get involved and make positive change by entering their local project.  Since the launch of the project in 2011, the Dulux Let’s Colour Project has donated paint to over 400 community projects in total, including scout halls, children’s homes, hospitals, community and youth centres, old people’s homes, tourism projects, schools and sports clubs.  

The Dulux Let’s Colour Project has closed for 2012 however Dulux is to run the project again in 2013.  So if your local area or community looks a little sad and is in need of a colour uplift, get planning and watch out for the Dulux Let’s Colour Project 2013 so you can make a difference in your community.