Ceann Toirc (Boars Head) legend always taught to children in our schools states that the last wild boar on the island of Ireland was slain in Kanturk – believe it or not.
Kanturk Tidy Towns group commissioned local Lithuanian artists, Kate Rusinova and Anton Rusinov to construct a boar to symbolise the town and its story. It is to be situated on a green space between the Mallow Road and the Buttevant Road
These talented artists had last year completed a biodiversity project constructing a large butterfly and bee which is much admired. They suggested on this occasion a boar family (CLANN TOIRC). These structures will be made from steel frame covered with fiberglass. They will be painted with scenes from the town by local artists.
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