Sporting Giants

19 of Ireland/Northern Ireland’s Olympic medal winners are honoured in a new mural outside Coláiste Feirste on Beechmount Park, an area also known as the Giant’s Foot, and next to a mural about the Titanic, featured previously: one | two.

The 19 are: Fred Tiedt, Tony Byrne, Sonia O’Sullivan, Ronnie Delaney, Paddy Barnes, Wayne McCullough, Michael McCourt, Mary Peters, Freddy Gilroy, Pat O’Callaghan, Michael Carruth, Kenny Egan, Ben Suth, Bob Tisdall, Hugh Russell, Katie Taylor, John Caldwell, John McNulty, John Tracey. (There was a mural celebrating Michael Conlan’s Olympic bronze earlier in 2012.)

There is a good picture of the whole mural at Belfast City Council’s News page. BBC report on the launch.

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At the right-hand side of the mural, we have this segment relating to the school; “Is Gael Mise” is the motto of Coláiste Feirste …

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Camera Settings: f8, 1/125, ISO 200, full size 3888 x 2592
text: X00663 X00662 is gael mise, is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte

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