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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text: X02501 X02502 Carrick Council, Boots Chemists, Sandra Pyper Ltd, Rustic Wood, Dalaradia, Gary’s Menswear, Robert Stewart at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them

Regeneration Plot

The left-most in a series of boards (see the wide shot below) from a regeneration plot (a.k.a. waste ground) on the front of the main Shankill Rd, sponsored by many bodies. For more information, see Daniela Balmaverde’s page on the project.

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text: X00620 X00621 created as part of belfast city council’s 2012 titanic project by shankill area social history group, greater shankill alternatives, impact training and artist daniela balmaverde. this project would not have been possible without the support and participation of the local community. thomas andrews (1873-1912) originally from ardara, comber, at the time of the tragedy Thomas was domiciled in windsor avenue, off the lisburn road belfast. Managing director of harland & wolff.

The Bone

The place name Machaire Bhotháin perhaps gave rise to the name ‘The Bone’, the area around where the Park Inn was, between Ardoyne and Oldpark. (Machaire – a plain, level land; botháin – hut, shed, cabin. Perhaps a reference to cattle grazing in summer pasture). The three figures at the top are from left to right – Seán Mac Diarmada (who was from Leitrim but was a border for a time in Butler Street), Pól DeLéigh, Seán McCaughey; the mini-bus driver is Brendan Bradley. The green-and-yellow uniforms are from Colaiste Feirste. Signed “M Doc 2011” (Michael Dochartaigh). The Great Hunger was previously on this wall. Ardoyne Avenue.

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text: [X00526] X00633 Stair na gaeilge in ard eoin & machaire botháin, glór an tuaiscairt, teac de leigh, heritage lottery fund, comhionanas don gaeilge, club óige, flax cabs tacsaithe lín, siopai, glasrai, bainne, nuachtan, tobac, failte