PICTURES: Dundalk's Market Square receives colourful "yarnbombing" makeover

If you're in the area, pop over for a look!

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Yarnbombing Dundalk

Cllr Anne Campbell with Louth ICA Guild members from Co Louth as they prepare for the Yarnbomb of the square in Dundalk on Wednesday.

As part of the celebrations for International Women's Day 2018, Louth members of the Irish Country Women's Association (ICA) decorated Dundalk's Market Square with wool. 

The "yarnbombing" event took place at 4pm on Wednesday, and members of the ICA added more knitted and crocheted pieces to trees and seats around the town square yesterday. 

Kilkerley ICA members from left: Oliver Sharkey, President Rosaleen O'Hanlon, Margaret Watters and Helen Litchfield having fun yarnbombing at Market Square.

Blackrock Guild member Angela Hickey helping with the ICA Yarnbomb.

The bull in the Tourism Office has also been decorated as part of the event. 

Organiser of the Louth group, Bernie Reid said: "After the success of #yarnbombdundalk this past couple of years I have been orchestrating an "All Ireland" yarnbomb and over 14 counties are participating this year, very exciting news and it all started in Louth!" 

Local Sinn Fein Cllr Anne Campbell got involved at the event.

Take a walk through the area today and have a look at the colourful pieces. If you do happen to take some snaps and are posting them on social media you can use the hashtags #icayarnbomballireland2018 and #yarnbombdundalk.