For God And Ulster, For King And Country

A board to slain UVF members John Hanna (died 1991-09-10), Stevie McCrea (1989-02-18) and Sammy Mehaffy (1991-11-13), with poppies and image from WWI, and a shrine below also commemorating the service of the 36th Ulster Division in WWI. Frenchpark Street, Village area, south Belfast.

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text:X00608 sammy mehaffy 1972-1991, john hanna 1971-1991, stevie mccrea 1952-1989, remembering our brother’s lost lives and the human cost of conflict, the legacy of lost hopes and dreams. we come not to mourn but to praise their memory. we keep the memory of the brave, the faithful and the few, some lie far off beyond the waves, some sleep in ulster too. all are gone but still live on the names of those who died and true men like you, remember them with pride, 36th ulster division, for they shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them,

Stevie McKeag

“In proud and loving memory of Stevie ‘Top Gun’ McKeag, born 1970, died 2000, military commander, C coy, 2nd Batt, UFF. Sleeping where no shadows fall.” “Ulster Freedom Fighters – This mural is dedicated to memory of Stevie ‘Top Gun’ McKeag.” (WP)

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Three Volunteers

Ballymurphy mural to three local PIRA volunteers. From a photo at CAIN, the plaque reads “I ndíl chuímhne Oglach Edward ‘Mundo’ O’Rawe, Oglach Robert McCrudden, Oglach Pearse Jordan Who gave their lives for Ireland’s freedom.”

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text: X00042 X00043 dedicated to vols bobby mccrudden, mundo o’rawe, pearse jordan, in passing this mural pause a little while, pray for us and erin, then smile X00042 X00043

Belfast Graves

Ballymurphy mural using symbols of ancient Ireland to commemorate four modern volunteers and two other deaths. Plaque directly on mural. Portraits directly on the knot-work frame.

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text: X00048 Belfast Graves “And all around are monuments that bear a martyr’s name, True patriots who fought and died to kindle freedoms flame, Jimmy Quigley, McCormick and O’Neill with Magee brave, Remember them, they died for us and found a martyr’s grave.” I ndil cuimhne volunteers eamonn teddy michael. alice franklin, mary fegan