The Birth Of The Irish Republic

2013-04-10 EasterRising+

Walter Paget’s Birth Of The Irish Republic shows James Connolly lying injured on a stretcher, being tended to by Elizabeth O’Farrell (? WP), while Pearse, Clarke, and Plunkett (and Ceannt?) stand by. Detail (taken in 2004) just below …

The Birth Of The Irish Republic has its own Visual History page.

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Previously on Extramural Activity: Easter Rising – Whiterock Road mural depicting Countess Markievicz outside the GPO during the Rising.
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Ard Eoin CLG

2013-04-08 ArdoyneGAAScene+
The scene at the top of Bealach Havana/Havana Way in Ard Eoin/Ardoyne. From left to right: a “Free Marian Price – End Internment” board, a “1 Ireland, 1 Vote” board (calling for a 32 county referendum), and a Gaelic games mural featuring hurling, football and handball – seen previously in 2008.
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text: X01045 cumann luthcleas gael, ard eoin kickhams, vote online @ http://www.1916societies.com, free all republican prisoners, martin corey, eire, founded 1907, o’neill’s

Spirit Of Freedom

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2011 mural in the Bogside of London-/Derry/Doire featuring republican hunger strikers (the ten who died in the Maze, along with Frank Stagg and Michael Gaughan, who died in English prisons in the 70s), along with an oak leaf symbolizing the city of Derry. Chains, rather than a celtic design, serve as a frame for the main mural.
A close-up of the piece to the left, which “is dedicated to all those who tragically died on the streets of Derry during the hunger strike era” and features head-shots of various Óglaigh na hÉireann volunteers, can be found below.
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text: X00999 X01000 our revenge will be the laughter of our children bainfear ár ndíoltas amach leis an gháire dár bpáistí 1st battalion doire brigade 3rd october 2006 suaimhneas dé dá n-anamacha, in fond and loving memory of those who died for the cause for ireland’s freedom. bogside and brandywell memorial committee

Cultural Identity

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“Saint Malachy’s G.A.C. is more than a club. It’s our club. To participate is to represent your community and an expression of your cultural identity.”
A mural celebrating Gaelic games in the parish of St. Malachy/Naomh Maolmhaodhóg, in the Markets area of Belfast. The parish church – featured in the top centre – has a celebrated fan-vaulted ceiling (WP). This mural, on the other hand, features a highly unusual bay window.
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text: X00972 1936 ar scath a cheile a mhaireann na daoine

Páistí Na Carraige

Stories from mythical Ireland including the Children Of Lír, Oisín & Niamh, and the Salmon Of Knowledge are depicted in a 2006 mural painted by Mo Chara with the children of the Whiterock Children’s Centre. Whiterock Road, Belfast.

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East Belfast Remembers

2012-12-03 EastBelfastRemembers+

Relatively recent (late 2011?) mural replacing an advertizing hoarding in Derwent St. (Newtownards Rd.) remembering the first world war, immediately next to another commemorating the dead and injured of various attacks during the troubles. The panels of the mural on the right are in/on bricked-up windows.

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text: X00755 Kingsmill, Shankill Enniskillen, la mon 12 dead 17th feb 1978 bloody friday 21st july 1972 9 dead 130 injured omagh 15th aug 1998 29 dead 300 injured darkley 20th nov 1983 3 dead 7 injured teebane 17th jan 1992 8 dead ballygawley 20th aug 1988 8 dead 28 injured tullyvallen 1st sept 1975 5 dead 6 injured

Owed On A Belfast Wall

There are houses on only one side of Azmor Street and they look across at the ends of the houses across the street (Brookmount Street) – the writing is on the end of one of these houses but the graffiti is only visable from Azmor Street. A very old piece of graffiti on an old row of houses, due for demolition. Shankill area.

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text: X00672 fuck off pnsi wptp uff, ulster is owers, c/coy, l/s

A Dead End

Here’s a full size version of a recent Republican mural at the north end of Springhill Ave. The tower beyond is the Springfield Rd. police station. The “August 2010 Agreement” is an agreement reached between prisoners and authorities about treatment in Roe House, an exclusively republican wing.

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text: X00631 implement the aug 2010 agreement h-block 1981 maghaberry 2012 end forced strip searches end controlled movement, stop the torture of irish political prisoners

Falls Curfew 1970


2010 mural (unveiled July 4th on the 40th anniversary) of Máire Drumm (WP) and the women of West Belfast breaking the British army curfew of the Lower falls in 1970 (brief interview footage from the 9:00 minute mark). International wall, Divis St, incorporating ‘Free Marian Price’. Maire Drumm was later shot dead in her bed in the Mater hospital where she was a patient. (Update 2012-11-17: A shot of this mural being painted can be found here.)

To the right is the purple WBTA mural.

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text: X00597 oppression breeds resistance, resistance brings freedom, falls curfew july 1970, dedicated to all those women who faced up to military aggression, free marian price, i ndil cuimhne william burns 3-7-70 charles o’neill 3-7-70, zbigniew uglik 4-7-70, patrick elliman 11-7-70, murdered by the british army during the falls curfew of july 3-5 1970. the curfew was finally broken by the courage and determination of the women of belfast

No Right In Ireland

“The British government has no right in Ireland, never had any right in Ireland, and never can have any right in Ireland.” (Last Statement, 1916)

“James Connolly 1868-1916 James Connolly was born in June 5th 1868. In 1810 he became organiser for the Irish Transport And General Workers Union in Belfast. In 1913 he co-founded the Irish Citizen Army. He was one of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation and commanded HQ in the GPO during the 1916 Rising. He was executed by the British on May 12th 1916.”

“Nora Connolly O’Brien 1893-1981 Nora Connolly was the 2nd daughter of James Connolly. Nora was a member of Cumman Na mBan and the Gaelic League in Belfast. She played an organisational role in the ICA in the run up to the 1916 Rising. She was a trade unionist and remained so throughout her life.”

The mural was launched on May 3rd. Clondara St, Belfast

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