H & A

2015-01-19 NugentBoardArmagh+

Here are two details from the new Kieran Nugent board along with the “Slí na Gaeltachta‘ (The Gaeltacht Trail) plaque at its side. The image above shows prisoners “on the blanket” (that is, refusing to wear prison uniforms) in front of a giant brick “H” (for the H-Blocks) which perspective also shapes into an “A” (for Armagh Women’s Prison). They hold placards from the time: Wanted for murder [Margaret Thatcher] and torture of Irish prisoners”; “The spirit of freedom; support the POWs”; “Support the hunger-strikers”. The image below reads “Support the five demands”. These were (1) the right not to wear a prison uniform; (2) the right not to do prison work; (3) the right of free association with other prisoners, and to organise educational and recreational pursuits; (4) the right to one visit, one letter and one parcel per week; (5) restoration of remission lost through the protest. The text of the plaque can be found at the bottom of this page.
The full board was featured in Reinstated.
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2015-01-19 NugentBoardDemands+
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2015-01-19 NugentBoardPlaque+
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text: X02477 X02478 X02479 Abhainn na Feirste. Cé go bhfuil sí cludaithe faoi choincréit anois agus gan a bheith le feiceáil, is ag an láthair seo ar Shráid Northumberland a chéadtrasnaionn Abhain na Feirste Bóthar na bhFál. Ainmníodh an abhainn as an fhearsaid a bhí ag béal na habhann san áit a dtéann sí isteach sa Lagán. Baisteadh Béal Feirste ar an lonnaíocht a d’fhás thart ar áth cosanta ag cumar an dá abhainn. Ba as an lonnaíocht ársa sin a d’eascair cathair an lae inniu. Here are NOrthumbelran Street the now culverted Farset River first crosses the Falls Road. The river is named from the sandbank (fearsaid) which was at the mouth (béal) of the river where it joins the Lagan. The settlement that grew up around a defended river ford at this confluence of the two rivers was named Béal Feirste, ‘mouth of the sandbank ford’. It was from this ancient settlement that the present-day city grew.
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