Politician, Barrister, Ulsterman

Sir Edward Carson, 1854-1935, was born and raised in Dublin, and practiced law there for many years, but he is most famously associated with the Unionist campaign against Home Rule and the creation of “a Protestant province of Ulster” and eventually the six-county state of Northern Ireland. The new mural in today’s post is by Dee Craig in Ballyclare’s Grange Drive.
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Lest We Forget

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Ballyclare UVF memorial mural to volunteers from the 3rd and 1st battalions.
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Over The Top

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(British Army) soldiers silhouetted against the sunrise go over the top during World War I.
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We Will Never Accept A United Ireland

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Writing has appeared alongside the “Show No Mercy Expect None Back” mural in Ballyclare. On one side : “We will never accept [was originally “except” but this was quickly changed] a united Ireland – Feriens Tego [the UFF motto]” and “Now entering loyalist Erskine/Rashee Park – Quis separabit [the UDA motto]” and on the other: “Ballyclare heartland of south east Antrim – Simply the best [used with both UDA and UFF]”
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Ballyclare Remembers

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The technique of ‘posterization’ reaches (regrettable?) new heights in that this new WWI centenary mural in Ballyclare, which is pained directly on the gable wall at the bottom of Grange Drive, is made to look as though it has been rendered blotchy by the Photoshop filter.
Replaces Over The Top.
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Show No Mercy, Expect None Back

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Above and below are images from a new UFF/UDA/UYM mural in Ballyclare, featuring the Ulster banner and Union flag, and a quartet of hooded gunmen.
 A very similar slogan is used in an Eddie The Trooper mural in Carrickfergus.
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100 Loyal Men

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New South East Antrim UDA/UFF mural in Ballyclare, with the usual emblems and a central board featuring a photograph of a balaclava’ed volunteer: “For as long as 100 loyal men remain Ulster shall be free – Quis Separabit”.
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The Heaneys

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UVF 3rd Battalion [South Antrim?] board in Ballyclare to Vol. Robert Heaney and Vol. Brian Heaney. There doesn’t seem to be any information about these two in the usual places – please get in touch if you know anything about them.
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The Men From Ballyclare & District

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Garlands of poppies, one for each of 38 local men “who gave their lives during the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916 – 18th Nov 1916”, form a circle around a photograph of “Ballyclare Main Streeet 18th September 1914” as the men go off to war. For information about 17 of the men, see this Love Ballyclare page.
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Back To Business

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Two fake vintage shopfronts in Ballyclare town centre: one showing a “village blacksmith” pausing for a moment, the other a cobbler behind the counter.
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