To Keep Our Ulster Free

“We have slain him but we fear him/As we stand in silence now/For the hero light still lingers/Like a lantern on his brow. And the wiles of witchcraft jeer him/With the phantoms of our dead/As they moil like may mosquitoes/Round his torn and bleeding head.” Cuchulainn is invoked as a “defender of Ulster” on the UDA memorial stone in the Kilcooley estate. The Red Hand Commando and UVF stones are shown below.
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text: X04095 X04093 X04096 owernroe drive the sons of ulster’s best who have stood the test? would you take the oath with hand held high are you prepared to die to keep our ulster free it is up to you and me god save ulster is our cry would you weep if i should die remember me when poppies fall for our ulster i gave all tell me i have lived my life well and it has not all been in vain

Flowers By The Graveside

Single flowers (and the reflection of an Irish Tricolour) on republican gravestones in Milltown cemetery.
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Fishing Lane

Two fish going one way, the third going against the flow, created by VERZ (Tim McCarthy) with young people from the Young At Art Festival. Street art in Belfast city centre.
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text: X04070 Garfield St

Cuir Dúidín Le Chéile

“Put a joint together!” – graffiti in Waterford Street. Also visible: GHQ.
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Across The Wire

WWI soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) Division go over the top and make their way through the barbed wire. Not a mural but a painted sky on a memorial stone. Part of the Owenroe memorial garden in Bangor.
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This Struggle

A pair of hands joined in prayer in the Beechmount memorial garden: “in memory of those innocent people from this area who have died in this struggle for Irish freedom”.
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Bangor Protestant Boys

Here are two wide shots of a long wall from the Bangor Protestant Boys Flute Band (Fb). Many of the panels are related to WWI. For the Somme panel on the left, see Ulster Volunteers; for three of the flags on the right, see North Down Battalion. Right of centre is an emblem for the band itself: the lion and the unicorn on either side of cross rifles and the red hand of Ulster on an oval.
For the previous (mural) version, see Bangor Protestant Boys.
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Buddha Cat

On the now-demolished (see images from Bohoman) Linen Hostel building (Kent Street X Union Street, across from the Sunflower), a meditating cat-headed figure with glowing heart.
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Wandering Arm

 A perhaps-unfinished mural of abstract ideas: on the left and right, a scenic view and clouds overlaid with black lattice; in the central portions slate grey rocks and a silhouetted figure with disjoint arm resting on plains of white.
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text: X04101 X04000 dunbar link

Ulster Volunteers

This is another part of a long ‘Bangor Protestant Boys Flute Band’ wall in Kilcooley: the shield of the 36th (Ulster) Division – the Union flag and Irish harp above a red hand on a field of shamrocks – on a garland of orange poppies and WWI battlefields on a purple ribbon – orange and purple being the colours of the Ulster Volunteers.
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text: X0488 somme theipval messines fricourt passchendaele st. quentin ypres flanders