Liam Ball

Derry swimmer Liam Ball represented Ireland at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics in Mexico and Munich. He died in 1984 at age 33 and is remembered on the wall of local heroes at Creggan shops. There are five other portraits – of James McLean, Tony O’Doherty, David McAuley, Charlie Nash, and Aileen Reid – painted by Karl Porter and Donal O’Doherty from UV Arts.
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IRA

Here is a final small board from London-/Derry/Doire reproducing or at least harkening back classic images of the armed republican campaign. This one shows a hooded volunteer brandishing an assault rifle. Previously: Sniper At Work  | Join The People’s Army | Beir Bua | Behind Barséistigí | IRA
In the background is an “End internment” IRPWA (prisoner welfare) board.
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Faded Glory

These five images show the remains of an Ulster Special Service Force (USSF) mural in Drumahoe Gardens, Millbrook. In addition to the union flag and emblem of the unit, the mural showed the Covenant and Carson, the gunrunning ship Clyde Valley which landed at Larne (not shown here), the garlanded red hand shown above, a memorial lamp post(?) not shown, soldiers from the 36th Division going over the top (fourth), the Ulster Tower and a helmet on a cross (not shown).
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Just People

Here is a selection of posters from throughout the past year (2017) from Belfast and London-/Derry. Above is an Anarchists In Ireland poster welcoming refugees, while the second image is of a passenger and parcel service to Romania from Dublin. The others are for republican marches and causes.
Previous collections of (mostly torn) posters: We Had Our Distresses | Layer Upon Layer
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Sure It’s Good To Talk

Superheroes Hulk, Captain America, Superman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman fight isolation and depression by passing out the phone number for the Suicide Awareness And Support Group (90239967) and encouraging people to check on each other in Glenbawn.
The wide shot (third) includes the sporting mural seen previously in Hoops, Stripes & Rings. These murals replace a 2005 piece around casts of local children’s hands – the casts have been retained.
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Is Your Brain Melted?

Lifeline (web | tw) is response helpline at 0808 808 8000 for anyone in crisis. The mural is by UV Arts (tw | Fb). There is a companion piece: Is Your Head Pure Fried (visible at Belfast Beyond).
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Hoops, Stripes, Rings

Lisburn boxer James “The Assassin” Tennyson, current Irish super-featherweight champion, (BoxRec | tw) provides the centre-piece between soccer and gaelic games in this Glenbawn mural: on the left, the Celtic Boys Club (tw | web), established 1983) and Gaelic games club Seán Uí Mhistéil (web | Fb) originally formed in the New Lodge in 1899.
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Give Way

Saoradh (“liberation” web | tw | Fb) sticker on a traffic sign in Linsfort Drive, London-/Derry: “Stormont must go – end British rule.”
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Behind Bars

IRPWA is the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association (web | Fb | tw), a body working to support republican prisoners and their families in Maghaberry, Portlaoise, and Hydebank. Barbed wire has long been the symbol of political prisoners, both republican (1981) and loyalist (1988). Previously in this series of boards: éistigí | Sniper At Work | IRA | Beir Bua |
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End British Rule

“Éistigí” (Listen! (plural)). “Stormont must go!” “End British rule”. Éistigí is the youth organisation of Saoradh (web | tw | Fb).
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