Hanging Tower

Derry Gaol was built in 1791 with towers added in 1824, including the one shown above for executions by hanging. The rest of the prison was demolished in 1973; this tower lives on as a small WWI museum. For more info, see Rambling Wombat.
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Unfinished Business

The “Unfinished revolution – unfinished business” board at the top of Westland Street (featured in a 2016 post) has been updated in various ways: the year has been changed to “2017” and “Join the IRA” added in stencil. Around the board “IRA” and “Smash Stormont” graffiti has been added.
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Resurfacing

Here are three pieces of republican graffiti from Creggan, in various states of legibility: “Join IRA now!!!”, “End political policing now. INLA”, and “Hood’s [sic] will be shot”.
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Bloody Sunday

Six of the dead on Bloody Sunday (January 31st, 1972) were from Creggan, and the funeral service for all 13 immediate victims took place in St Mary’s Chapel, at the bottom of Bishop’s Field; the board of photographs shown in today’s post are at the top, on Creggan Drive.
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IRA

Here is another reproduction of a vintage Troubles image on a small board in London/-Derry/Doire, the well-known image of OIRA volunteer Joe McCann at Inglis bakery in the Markets in 1971.
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Beir Bua

“Seize victory”. This is the third in a small series of nail-ups in London-/Derry/Doire using “classic” imagery, in this case, the phoenix. (Here is a representative mural from 1989: Out of the ashes arose the Provisionals). Previously: Sniper At Work  | Join The People’s Army.
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Those Who Gave Their Lives

“We salute those who gave their lives for Irish freedom”, including James Connolly and Padraig Pearse in the 1916 Easter Rising, planned by Pearse (and others in the military committee of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). The IRA would be formed in 1919. The mural in the wide shot was featured in Mothers & Sisters.
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The Silence Of Our Friends

Martin Luther King is used to support the end of “complicity” in the practice of internment: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” The quote comes from King’s Steeler lecture entitled “The Trumpet of Conscience” (which was also used as the title of a 1968 collection of lectures). The Marwan Barghouti board (in Belfast) was featured previously. Both boards are from the IRPWA (Fb | web | tw).
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Bernadette

The new Bernadette mural on Lecky Road, London-/Derry/Doire is considerably lighter than its predecessor (which can be seen at Peter Moloney Collection). The scene is still the Battle of the Bogside, after which Devlin was served six months for inciting a riot, but Bernadette, with megaphone, is in red while the woman with the bin lid is wearing blue jeans. The bulldog and the child in yellow carrying the bin lid like the shield of a Celtic warrior are new additions. The wall in the background was previously Free Derry Corner.
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Éistigí

Éistigí, or “listen, yous-uns” in London-/Derry/Doire, is a Republican youth organisation. Judging from the red star, it promotes a socialist ideology. If you can shed more light than that, please get in touch.
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