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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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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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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Antifa Zone

“Nazi scum” and “Antifa zone 161” on Berwick Avenue in Ardoyne, provoked by a proposed Britain First rally in December, 2017 (Belfast Live). The Britain First leaders who were arrested for speeches at an August rally are due to go on trial in April (BelTel). Deputy leader Jayda Fransen was also arrested in December for comments made in a video shot at the Cupar Way “peace” line (Telegraph).
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Onwards & Upwards

Here are two images of the four-leaf clover used by Ardoyne Youth Club (tw) as their emblem. The image above shows the doors of the club off Havana Way, while the one below is from the recently-completed mural at the top of the road Stronger Together. Compare with the emblem of Celtic FC, as in Just Can’t Get Enough.
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National Republican Easter Commemoration

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Republican political party Saoradh (web | fb) are organising a ‘National Republican Easter Commemoration’ on the Saturday before Easter Sunday (which is April 1st, this year). The parade is expected to be led by a colour party and marchers in combat gear (Irish NewsBelTel).
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St Joseph’s

Here are three stained glass windows from St Joseph’s in Sailortown. The designer of the glass is unknown – please get in touch if you know. The church was built in 1880 and has been idle since 2001; both the exterior (which we profiled in November 2017) and interior are in need of restoration. A plan exists to turn the building into a heritage centre (BMG).
For more church glass, see Townsend Street Presbyterian.
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Equality Can’t Wait

2017 update on the 2016 #BuildHomesNow stencil in the New Lodge from the PPRProject, detailing the shortage of housing. “Waiting for a home: 2458. Homes built: 112”.
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