Cemented With Love

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The ‘Cemented With Love’ mural on Oak Street (Donegall Pass) has been repainted for the 2015 marching season. According to the painted note in the bottom left corner, it was originally painted in 1989 on the 25th anniversary of the erection of the arch in nearby Lindsay Street. The mural shows William of Orange rearing back his horse in the Boyne river while a Jacobite soldier in green, white, and gold expires on the shore (shown below along with a close-up of William and horse).
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3 thoughts on “Cemented With Love

  1. richie cronin 2015-07-01 / 6:50 pm

    interesting to see the jacobite soldier in ‘green white and gold’ . Do you know if these were the actual colours of the jacobites? or is it a dig at nationalists? and if it is the actual colours is there any way in which the jacboties later influenced the colours of nationalists?

    • Extramural Activity 2015-07-02 / 8:14 am

      The mural, and the paintings on which it is based, are “artists’ renditions”, presenting idealized versions of the events. (The Boyne was in fact four or five feet deep at the time of crossing, William held his sword in his left hand because he had been injured the day before, and so on.) So there’s plenty of license, and artistic precedent, for painting the scene in whatever way one prefers.

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