“The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality” – Che Guevara Lynch. The INLA’s Kevin Lynch died in the second hunger strike after 71 days. He is buried in Dungiven, where this memorial sits on the main road between Derry and Maghera.
“I ndíl chuimhne ar Óglach Kevin Lynch a fuair bás ar stailc ocrais ar son saoirse, 1ú Lúnasa 1981 [who died on a hunger strike for freedom, 1st August 1981]. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.”
“Cherish ALL of the children of the nation equally/Chomhchúram [sic] a dhéanamh do chlann UILE an náisiúin.” Pro-life tarp at the entrance to the library on Main Street, Dungiven, perhaps in reference to the 2018 referendum on abortion in the Republic (see Yes And No | Repeal Head).
One of four consecutive buildings with fake storefronts in Dún Geimhin/Dungiven. Painted boards have been placed over the windows and door (and the handle put back on the door?). The helpful “closed” sign prevents confusion!
Mural to Kevin Lynch (WP) in Dún Geimhin/Dungiven. Lynch died after 71 days on hunger strike – the longest-surviving striker – in Long Kesh/the Maze prison. Of the four black-and-white squares, the bottom left is of the memorial to Lynch in nearby Park, where has was born, the top right is a version of this picture, and the bottom right is of his gravestone in Dungiven.
A commercial mural in Dún Geimhin/Dungiven promoting McCloskey’s newsagents and the Irish News by association with Derry (Gaelic) footballers (and a hurler in the background) and local boxers John Duddy (from Derry) and Paul McCloskey (WP) who was born in Dungiven (and is presumably related to the shop owners??).