A group of Irish artists projected a beam of light with the word CEASEFIRE onto the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare on Friday, April 19.

The light display was projected on the Cliffs of Moher on the 196th day of bombing in Gaza.

The artists noted that over the past six months, almost 34,000 have been people killed by Israel, 70% of the dead are women and children, with over 70,000 injured. Many more are missing and assumed dead. 

They said that "in the midst of starvation, and the onset of famine in the North of Gaza, the image is intended to be a 'beam of empathy from Ireland to Gaza, and a call for collective action.'"

The "CEASEFIRE" illumination on the Cliffs of Moher. (George Karbus Photography)

The "CEASEFIRE" illumination on the Cliffs of Moher. (George Karbus Photography)

The collective of artists added that their action was "particularly addressed to, and in solidarity with, children in Gaza.

"A child is killed every 10 minutes in Gaza, over 14,000 children have been killed and counting,

"Children continue to be killed with their families in Gaza, each day, with thousands of those who survive relentless aerial bombardment then living with amputations. 

"Countless others are severely malnourished and profoundly traumatised. 

"There needs to be political action now to bring about a permanent ceasefire."  

The same group also carried out a projection onto the Cliffs of Moher almost three years ago, and on Dún Chaoin pier in Kerry last November.

The Cliffs of Moher display was unveiled just days before Ireland's Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Michéal Martin announced he will be traveling to Egypt and Jordan "as part of intensive efforts to address the crisis in the Middle East."

Speaking ahead of his visit, the Tánaiste said: "Against a backdrop of increased regional instability, we cannot lose sight of the urgency of addressing the current crisis in Gaza and the wider Israeli/Palestinian issue.

"My visit to Egypt and Jordan will focus on continuing my discussions with key partners on the need for an immediate ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages and full, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to Gaza.

"I will also focus on how Ireland can support regional efforts to return to a political pathway towards a sustainable and peaceful resolution of this conflict and a two-state solution.”