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This Ardoyne hoarding for Saoradh the “revolutionary republican party ” (web | fb), uses a pike (for 1798 Rebellion), the Sunburst (traditionally used by Fianna Éireann), and the Starry Plough (from the Irish Citizen Army of the Easter Rising). Cut off at the top is a red star of socialism.
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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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A River Runs Through It

The river in question is the Farset, which in the late 1700s was still open in what was then the Back-Of-The-River area and is now Bank Square. It was all covered over by 1804.
These are just three of the pieces that make up the 2015 installation by Annemarie Mullan, Stephen Mackey, and King Street Arts, of street scenes based “on information from the 1898 census” (CultureNI | Love Belfast).
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Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff

“Don’t huff, don’t puff – stay away from that stuff.” The three little piggies give the big bad wolf some grief for his “dope” habit. The message is directed at the kids in the Fortwilliam Youth Centre in Mount Vernon. “You only live once.”
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A Little Part Of Belfast

Sandy Row is “steeped in 400 years of tradition”, according to Historic Sandy Row (and sister site Sandy Row Community Forum which has developed a “growth strategy” for the area). Some of that history is presented at the junction with Hope Street, one each for Buildings & Housing, People, Industry, Culture, and History.
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Relative

This Dublin exhibition from The Complex pairs images of rebels from the 1916 Rising with a statement from witness accounts and an image of a relative. (Witness accounts of soldiers from 1913-1921 are archived at the Bureau Of Military History.) Above is Mamie Kilmartin, a nurse. Bríd Smith, grand-daughter of Barney Murphy (shown in the final image, below) is People Before Profit TD for Dublin South Central and launched the original exhibition, which ran for nine months in the Law Society Of Ireland in 2016 before being moved to Benburb Street.
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The Sons Of Ulster

The map in the lower left corner of this WWI commemorative mural shows the defensive lines of both the Allies and the Central Powers. As the inscription on the mural describes, the Ulster Tower is situated close to the Schwaben Redoubt, the primary objective of the 36th Division on the first day of battle.
The plaque (shown second, below) refers to a similar mural painted in 2010.
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This Tower is dedicated to the glory of God in grateful memory of the officers and men of the 36th (Ulster) division, and of the sons of Ulster in other forces who laid down their lives in the Great War, and of all their comrades-in-arms who, by divine grace, were spared to testify to their glorious deeds. The Ulster Tower stands on what was the German front line during the Battle of the Somme, 1st July to 18th November 1916. It was erected on the site of the Schwaben Redoubt, a strongly fortified position which the 36th (Ulster) Division made it’s historic charge on 1st July 1916, and within close proximity to the village of Thiepval. 32,186 killed, wounded, missing. greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends

Portraits Of The Market

Artist Raymond Henshaw undertook a series of six collages of photographs of the Markets area of south Belfast (in 2008): Social, Bars, Industry, Social History, Sport & Culture, and – shown in today’s post – Portraits of locals, such as snooker player “Joe Swales” (Joe Swail) and familiar buildings, such as Loughran’s Shop. The boards were part of the 2008 re-imaging campaign and sponsored by the Arts Council.
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Pearse Jordan

Pearse Jordan was unarmed when he was killed by the RUC on November 25th, 1992 but in this new Éire Nua Flute Band board he leaves his prints on an assault rifle. (previous Éire Nua board) His killing was ruled unlawful, and subsequent inquest insufficient, by the European Court Of Human Rights in 2001. The campaign for an inquest continues (An Phoblacht).
The words on the board – “Slan [sic] go foill [sic] moh [sic] chara, just for a while/We’ll not have your craic, your jokes, or your smiles/But in years to come, your memory’s still true/A brave son of Ireland, we will not forget you” – are the chorus of The Ballad Of Pearse Jordan (words | sung by The Irish Brigade).
The board is in Hugo Street, which is also the site of his memorial plaque, just above the Evolution Of Our Revolution, as seen in the second image, below.
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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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