Na Fianna Ard Eoin

Above is the plaque on Berwick St/Paráid An Ardghleanna to four teenaged members of Na Fianna Éireann who died in 1972 – Davy McAuley, Josh [Joseph] Campbell, Josie McComiskey and Bernard Fox – all four from Ardoyne/Ard Eoin. McAuley died of a gunshot wound, perhaps at a Louth training camp (Nelson McCausland). Campbell was shot in Eksdale Street in a gun battle with the British Army; McComiskey was shot in Flax Street in a gun battle with the British Army; Fox was shot by British Army in Brompton Street. For the tarp, see Purity In Our Hearts; for the 2016 lily, see In The Cause Of Irish Freedom.
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Our Struggle Continues

Óglach Charlie Hughes was O.C. of PIRA D Company (“the dogs”) in west Belfast. He was killed in March 1971 as part of the feud between the OIRA and the Provisionals. PIRA volunteers, including Charlie and cousin Brendan Hughes (“The Dark”), had burned down OIRA drinking den The Burning Embers, across from Charlie’s house on Balkan Street, and were moving on to The Cracked Cup on Leeson Street, but were met with gunfire. Hughes was killed later that night, after a ceasefire had been agreed, by a single shot (WP | a 2002 account by The Dark).
The other figure shown is Palestinian skyjacker Leila Khaled (see also Oppression Breeds Resistance).
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Build Homes Now

The evolution of the #BuildHomesNow mural on Northumberland Street continues with a list of sites that PPR (Participation & the Practice of Rights tw | web) thinks suitable for building homes: Monagh, the Gasworks, Mackies, Sirocco, Belfast Harbour. Previous versions: June 2016 | January 2017.
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Front & Sides

The two derelict houses at the top of the Springfield Road have had a make-over, with a paint-job and fake windows showing curtains and lamps. As can be seen in the two images below, the sides remain the same, with the Ballymurphy Massacre on one side and the Mass Graves Of Ireland mural on the other. Here’s a “before” view on Google Maps.

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The Night King

Game Of Thrones character The Night King is one of the figures being painted (as the rain and snow allow!) in Bawnmore by Glen Molloy (Fb) for the Housing Executive.
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Turf Lodge

Here is another piece from the side of the Turf Lodge Tenants’ Association & Social Club (Fb), in a similar style to Choice. The boxer is a nod to Holy Trinity boxing club across the street.
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Idir Na Móinéir Agus An Sliabh

“Between The Meadows And The Mountain” is a new work by Jodi Coyne (with help from the students at Coláiste Feirste) covering the Brian O’Doherty sculpture “Teanga – Aisling An Phobail“. The work depicts the four seasons and is covered in an Irish-English dictionary of terms related to nature (third image). Forbairt Feirste have images of the launch.
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Drug Dealers Will Be Shot

Action Against Drugs (AAD) is a republican paramilitary organisation (the “son of DAAD”, says The Guardian) that killed two people in 2017 that it accused of dealing drugs and ordered three others to leave Ireland (Irish News | Republican News). Allegations of corruption have been made against similar organisation (Belfast Media).
Nearby: A war of words over drug dealing: U’ll Do Nottin!
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Reflections On The New Lodge

Unfortunately, there’s no on-line information about the community/local scenes mural painted behind Teach Fhinn/Finn House in the New Lodge, which goes back to at least 2008. If you have any information, please get in touch.
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2 For 50

In addition to half a dozen murals, including one of Medugorje (original | repaint), Berwick Road/Paráid An Ardghleanna in Ardoyne contains a set of ‘Stations Of The Cross’, the 14 steps recounting Jesus Of Nazareth’s last day. Other stations can be seen in U’ll Do Nottin | Changing The Stations.
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