Briogáid Dhoire

02834 2015-08-25 BriogaidDhoire+
The Provisional IRA emerged from a split in the IRA in the wake of sectarian unrest in 1969. The Derry battalion became the Derry Brigade (An Briogáid Dhoire) in 1972 when the number of people wishing to become volunteers swelled in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday. It is estimated that 1,000 Derry Catholics (2% of the population) were imprisoned for IRA activities in the 70s and 80s. (WP) The image above shows a mural with Cuchulainn, an oak leaf with crossed rifles, and a lily. In the centre is a board commemorating volunteers from the 1st battalion — an identical board can be found on Westland Street; see Spirit Of Freedom – and below are a commemorative standing stone and dolmen a short distance away.
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 02827 2015-08-24 StandingStone+
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02812 2015-08-24 Dolmen+
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text: X02834 X02827 X02812 lecky rd irish republican army óglaigh na héireann lafferty donaghey keenan starrs mcgillen carr mcdaid moyne heaney coyle harkin duffy quigley english mcsheffrey mcfadden unbowed and unbroken erected in memory of the fallen in ireland about 3000 BC it is believed that they were erected to honour an esteemed chieftain or warrior tógadh an leacht cuimhneacháin in ónóir agus i gcuimhne ar chéad chathlán bhriogáid dhoire óglaigh na héireann tugtar ómós do mhisneach saoirse poblachta
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