Out Of The Ashes Of 1969

The scroll reads “Out of the ashes of 1969” arose the Provisional IRA, but the lineage is a long one and all but one of the organisations, events, and arms depicted here precede 1969: Cumann na mBan, Na Fianna Éireann, Óglaigh Na hÉireann, a Celtic shield and sword, a pike (from the 1798 Rebellion), a Thompson gun, the Tricolour; only the assault rifle is modern and perhaps also is meant to indicate the Provisionals, Belfast Brigade. “Fuair siad bás as son saoirse na hÉireann.”

An in-progress shot from March 5th is below. Replaces Laochra Na nGael.

For a PUL use of the phrase, see Out Of The Ashes.

New Lodge Road, Belfast

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William Drennan

The William Drennan mural in the New Lodge is still hanging on, fourteen years after it was painted. See M01349.

Ludlow Square.

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From The Greater Bone, Ballybone, Rosapenna

Memorial garden and mural in Clós Ard An Lao, in Ardoyne, in remembrance of 38 local people (“from the greater Bone, Ballybone, Rosapenna area”) who died during the troubles.
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