In The Pocket Of Sinn Féin

The Sinn Féin logo takes the place of the service’s emblem (which already contains a harp and a shamrock) on the cap of a PSNI officer. “Police Service Of Northern Ireland – destroying the loyalist community since 4th nov. 2001. In the pocket of Sinn Fein [sic]”. 

For the board below, see Graduated Response; for the hooded UVF gunman, see Progression Requires Inclusion.

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The Landing Of SARS-CoV-2 At Carrickfergus, March 2020

As he begins his trek around Ireland to vanquish the forces of James II, King William III wears a mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus.

The title of today’s post is based on the old Bobby Jackson mural The Landing Of William III At Carrickfergus June 1690, itself based on a popular postcard.

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The Carrickfergus Knights

Carrickfergus dates back to the 1100s and contains a well-preserved Norman castle. The mediaeval history of the town is celebrated in a trio of knight statues in Marine Gardens.
Shown today is not the statue itself,, but a photographic reproduction on shutters in West Street.
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Out On The Tiles

A happier image from Oakfield Drive (after yesterday’s offering): the interests of local children are reflected in the tiles they made: a Union flag and Ulster banner but also a heart and “Liverpool”. One of four such tile collages on the front of the (now-defunct) Glenfield Community Association building.
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Glenfield Community Noticeboard

February 2015 saw the controversial painting of two UDA murals in the Glenfield estate, Carrickfergus. They are now graffitied over with “child beaters”, “fuck ur UDA” (above) and “child molester”, “fuck yerz” and the red hand x’ed out (below). It’s not clear what (or who) the allegations concern.
For the originals, see Glenfield Community Association.
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We Are Friends

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Here is another new piece of Carrickfergus community art featuring the castle (and its blacksmith), along with residents of different ethnicities, kids playing sports, and borders of poppies. At the shops on Hawthorn Avenue in the Sunnylands estate. (See previously: Carrickfergus Castle.)
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Carrickfergus Castle

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The initial Carrickfergus Castle was built in 1177 and today functions as a major tourist attraction. The foot soldier in chainmail and kettle hat in the image above can be seen (in statue form) at the castle, along with a variety of other soldiers from the Norman and English forcesthat held the castle throughout the centuries.
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100 Years Of The Covenant

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The covenant was signed in September 1912 (as captured in another famous image from Belfast’s City Hall — see Betting Office). The mural above uses the text of the Covenant as a backdrop to a composite of Edward Carson speaking and a row of Ulster Volunteers, formed in January 1913 (see the similar mural First World War).
Murals Irlande du Nord has a post comparing this painted version with the previous plastic version.
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Carson inspects UVF troops in 1914

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Anti-Social Behaviour

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A statement from the UDA/UFF in Castlemara (Carrickfergus): “Glenfield UDA will not tolerate anti-social behaviour”.
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Between The Crosses

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This mural in Carrick has a 3D element: 312 wood poppies were hand-painted and attached to the wall, one for each local man who did not return. By artist Gary Orr. Full shot below.
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