Faugh A Ballagh

“Faugh a ballagh” (Clear the way) was the motto of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (and then of the Royal Irish Rangers and currently of the Royal Irish Regiment). The Fusiliers served on the western front during WWI – the first and ninth battalions serving in the 36th (Ulster) Division – and the 3rd battalion helped put down the Easter Rising in 1916. Its coat of arm are one of four panels along with the 36th, the Royal Irish Rifles, and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
The Thiepval Memorial, the Cross of Sacrifice, and the Ulster Tower are pictured in the bottom left.
For the large upper board, see So Many; for the one in the bottom right, see Repaying Their Memory.
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text: X04010 willowfield charge from thiepval wood “Never before was a debt owed to so few by so many. Generation after generation owe them everything. Lest we forget.” faugh a ballagh nec aspera terrant terrent quis separabit

Layer Upon Layer

Another selection of distressed posters, torn to reveal … more posters. The electrical box in the third image was included in last year’s collection: We Had Our Distresses.
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text: X03821 X03816 X03815 X03940 fight for 15 QUB socialist society keely mullen the people’s parade unfinished business sábháil roinn na gaeilge

Flowers By The Graveside

Single flowers (and the reflection of an Irish Tricolour) on republican gravestones in Milltown cemetery.
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Fishing Lane

Two fish going one way, the third going against the flow, created by VERZ (Tim McCarthy) with young people from the Young At Art Festival. Street art in Belfast city centre.
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Cuir Dúidín Le Chéile

“Put a joint together!” – graffiti in Waterford Street. Also visible: GHQ.
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This Struggle

A pair of hands joined in prayer in the Beechmount memorial garden: “in memory of those innocent people from this area who have died in this struggle for Irish freedom”.
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Buddha Cat

On the now-demolished (see images from Bohoman) Linen Hostel building (Kent Street X Union Street, across from the Sunflower), a meditating cat-headed figure with glowing heart.
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Wandering Arm

 A perhaps-unfinished mural of abstract ideas: on the left and right, a scenic view and clouds overlaid with black lattice; in the central portions slate grey rocks and a silhouetted figure with disjoint arm resting on plains of white.
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text: X04101 X04000 dunbar link

Luminaries And Legends

Famous faces and landmarks from east Belfast, including, in the foreground, guitarists Gary Moore and Eric Bell (from Thin Lizzy). Included in the bottom right is the artist himself, Dee Craig. For a complete list, see the info board, below.
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text: X04102 X04103 connswater st urban village NI executive communities belfast mural arts van morrison CS lewis george best david holmes danny blanchflower lucy caldwell marie jones james ellis

Pro

Amateur World and European champion Michael Conlan fought – and won – his first professional fight on St. Patrick’s Day, 2017 in New York. Glen Molloy (Fb | Inst) brings his distinctive style to the pugilist’s portrait.
For the mural celebrating Conlan’s 2012 Olympic medal, see Green, White And Bronze.
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