Between

2014-09-02 BetweenBus+
Unlike Ken Kesey’s Further, this bus goes Between, “Bringing sunshine to the children”. ‘Between’ was (and is) a Cork-based group who sponsored trips to Cork (Blarney Castle appears in the background of the mural), Monaghan, Donegal, and elsewhere, for the children of Ballymurphy and the Shankill during the troubles. The figures in the lower-right corner are shown in detail in the image below. The plaque to Gerard McDade remains on the wall. The mural was unveiled on 2014-09-20 – Ciaran Cahill has images from the launch.
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2014-09-02 BetweenPeople+
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text: X02149 X02150 proud and loving memory belfast brigade óglaigh na héireann murdered by british crown forces 21st december 1971 aged 23 years ni dheanfaidh muid dearmad fuiar sé bás ar son saoirse remember our volunteers committee 17th december 2011 frank cahill criostor de baroid paddy o’reilly waving

Political Policing

2013-08-04 PolitPolicBarracks+
Above is the latest political slogan to appear on Black Mountain, over New Barnsley and Ballymurphy: PSNI-MI5 = Political Policing, referring to the presence of British Military Intelligence in Northern Ireland. The Springfield Road barracks is in the right foreground. A close-up and the view from the other side of the road can be found below.
The lettering went up on August 1st and was down no later than the 7th. A new sign is supposed to go up today (Aug 9th), in support of Leonard Peltier, according to the Gaelforce facebook page.
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2013-08-04 PolitPolicClose+
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2013-08-04 PolitPolicMassacre+
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End Internment

2013-06-19 EndInternment+
“End British internment of Irish citizens.” Republican stencil on Springhill Drive at the junction with Ballymurphy Road.
Previous images with the same slogan: Stencil in Queens Parade (New Lodge) | Martin Corey board on the Springfield barracks.
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Ballymurphy Memorial

2013-05-06 BallymurphyMemorial+
Memorial stone on Springhill Avenue in Ballymurphy to deceased republican volunteers from the area. This stone can be seen in the middle distance in first image in the post White Line, Black Flag.
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text: this monument was erected by the republican people of greater in proud and loving memory of all those volunteers from the area who gave their lives in the fight for irish freedom unveiled by gerry adams 12th may 1985 i ndíl cuimhne i gcónai ag na poblachtánaigh ón cheantar barr clunai also of the civilians who died at the hands of the british army r.u.c. u.d.r. and loyalist extremists mcparland kane maguire meehan sloan mccormick campbell magee dougal mccrudden clarke parker quigley mulholland o’rawe mccartland mulvenna pettigrew bryson teer stone mcgrillen tolan mcwilliams delaney o’neill jordan doyle mccracken mcgeown plough sunburst

White Line, Black Flag

2013-05-05 HungerstrikersAbu+
The anti-Thatcher slogan on Black Mountain above Ballymurphy was replaced with “Hunger Strikers Abú”. May 5th was the anniversary of Bobby Sands’ death in 1981 and a “white line” protest took place – marchers walk down the white line in the middle of road – with participants bearing Sands’ image and carrying a black flag.
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2013-05-05 WhiteLineBlackFlag+

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Marian Price – Whiterock Rd

Marian Price (WP) mural, Whiterock Rd. Launched May 13, 2012. Owen Paterson (with one “t”) was replaced last week as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland after five months in office. Charges against Price were reinstated on September 5th (Slugger). Marian Price poster .

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text: X00629 free marian price is owen patterson’s political hostage, end internment

Springhill–Westrock Massacre

This is a new mural by Mo Chara Kelly (with DD Walker, Michael Kelly, and Ta Heath) commemorating the deaths of five people shot by British Army snipers in 1972: Paddy Butler (39), David McCafferty (15), Margaret Gargan (13), John Dougal (16), Fr Noel Fitzpatrick (40). The snipers fired from JP Corry’s timber yard (shown on the right) and at the time the Westrock bungalows were still standing (shown lower left). “Belfast’s Bloody Sunday. On the 9th July 1972 the British Army murdered 5 Irish citizens and severely wounded 2 others. It’s time for the truth.”

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Lady In Red

2002? Ballymurphy mural commemorating females (including several Cumann na mBan members) who died in the troubles. Based on a picture of Mao’s China? Significant breaking of the frame.

Information from CAIN on four of the women shown.

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Safe House

00073 2004-07-27 TolanSafeHouse+
IRA volunteers Tommy ‘Toddler’ Tolan (in blue), James (Jim) McGrillen and John Stone (seated at table), and Michael Kane (foreground) are pictured in a safe house in Ballymurphy, with plates of sandwiches and a cache of weapons. The women are Annie Adams(?) and Kathleen Moore(?). Tolan is also depicted at a larger scale on the right of the mural; in the original (2001) version, Tolan was dressed in fatigues and carried a rifle (image at CAIN), but this was changed within 18 months to a brown suit as in the image above, which is from July 2004 (full image at CAIN). The large Tolan figure is preserved in the 2014 mural Working Class Heroes and the other five are included anew.
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Bryson-Mulvenna

2001 mural to Jim Bryson and Patrick Mulvenna in Ballymurphy, both holding serious weaponry. The plaque is directly on mural and the medallion portraits breaking the celtic-knotwork frame.

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text: X00053 oglaigh na heireann