On The Streets Of Derry

“This mural is dedicated to all those who tragically died on the streets of Derry during the hunger strike era. Suaimhneas Dé da nanamacha. 3rd October 2006.” The mural referred to is in fact the ‘crumbling cell’ mural (see M03350); the ‘Spirit Of Freedom’ mural was first painted in 2011 for the 30th anniversary (see X00999) – the 30th anniversary plaque remains, on the right of the mural. For the 40th anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike “40” has replaced the “30” in the bottom border – see the final image.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 1200)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/800, ISO 400, full size 3000 x 4000

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 900)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.2, 1/800, ISO 100, full size 4000 x 3000

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 900)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.6, 1/900, ISO 100, full size 4000 x 3000

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 900)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5, 1/800, ISO 200, full size 4000 x 3000

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 900)
Copyright © 2022 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f2.8, 1/800, ISO 100, full size 4000 x 3000
X10899 X10902 X10903 X10901 X10900 our revenge will be the laughter of our children bainfear ár ndíoltas amach leis an ghaire dár bpáistí

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

The city of (London)Derry takes its named from the Irish word “doire” meaning “oak wood” (and generically a “grove”) and the oak leaf is often used as a symbol of the city (here are 11 murals with oak leaves from the Peter Moloney Collection – Murals). In the mural above, in addition to the three leaves on the right-hand side, we also have some acorns.

The moniker “maiden city” is derived from the city’s resistance to sieges throughout its history, most famously in 1689 (again – a variety of images from Peter Moloney). The walls of the old city are shown above the river Foyle, with landmark buildings such as the Peace Bridge (see Waterside, Cityside, Quayside) behind them.

Mural by Inkie (ig) in Carlisle Road.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2022 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f18, 1/400, ISO 400, full size 5184 x 3456
X10033 [X10034]

Victory To The Republican Prisoners

Victory to the republican political prisoners from across the ages – “H-Block to Maghaberry” – but also from Ireland to Palestine.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 1200)
Copyright © 2021 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f1.8, 1/685, ISO 20, full size 3024 x 4032
X08482 strabane

White Dove

The white dove (an albino rock dove/pigeon) is a domesticated bird and so not commonly seen in wilds of Belfast’s gardens and hills. It is probably more commonly seen in murals, serving as a symbol for the peace process (see “Hawks” & Doves). This one, by emic (web | tw | ig), can be seen at the Spectrum Centre on the Shankill.

More street art at the Spectrum Centre: Half Human | Not Today, Satan. Not Today | Loyalist Or Racist

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 1136)
Copyright © 2021 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.8, 1/100, ISO 80, full size 3480 x 4392
X08305 Emic

Goodbye To Bombs And Bullets

“‘Here’s to better times ahead and saying goodbye to bombs and bullets once and for all’ – Lyra McKee 31st March 1990-18th April 2019”. Journalist Lyra McKee died on April 18th, 2019 while observing a riot in Creggan, Derry. Standing near a PSNI Land Rover, she was struck by a bullet fired towards police by a ‘New IRA’ gunman who has not been apprehended (WP). For the second anniversary of Lyra’s death the ‘Justice 4 Lyra’ campaign (web) has placed these hoardings all around the city; the three shown here are in Glendermott Road, Quayside, and William Street.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 600)
Copyright © 2021 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f20, 1/125, ISO 200, full size 5184 x 3456

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 600)
Copyright © 2021 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f20, 1/125, ISO 200, full size 5184 x 3456

Click and click again to enlarge (to 900 x 600)
Copyright © 2021 Andy McDonagh/Eclipso Pictures (ig | Fb)
Camera Settings: f20, 1/125, ISO 200, full size 5184 x 3456
[X08068] X08069 [X08070] X08071 X08072 [X08073]

Keep On Praying

“Ar an 9ú Iúil 1972 maraíodh Margaret Gargan 13 bliana d’aois, David McCafferty 15 d’aois, John Dougal 16 d’aois, Paddy Butler fear pósta le 6 clainne aige agus sagairt áitiúil an tAthair Noel Fitzpatrick, scaoilt ag Arm na Breataine. B’as Clós Adhmaid Corry’s sa cheantar Springhill/Westrock a bhí na saighdiúrí ag feidhmiú.” “‘And I’ll keep on praying for Ireland/The way I pray for you’ – from the poem “The Springhill Massacre” by Martin Dudley”. The new plaque was launched on July 9th, 2019 by Dudley and Brian Pettigrew, both of whom were wounded in the attack. Here is a gallery of images from the launch from Relatives For Justice.

For the board to the left, see Springhill-Westrock Massacre.

Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/250, ISO 400, full size 2904 x 2898

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1400 x 790)
Copyright © 2020 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/400, ISO 400, full size 5616 x 3168
X07273 [X07272] [X07271] X07270 Springhill Dr

Brian Stewart

13 year-old Brian Stewart died on October 10th, 1976 – 42 years ago today – six days after being hit by a plastic bullet fired by the King’s Own Scottish Borders near his Turf Lodge Home. He was buried three days later, on October 13th – what would have been his fourteenth birthday. (For the long search for justice, see sister Marie Stewart | sceptic peg | saoirse32).
Click to enlarge (to 2000 x 1376)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f5.2, 1/80, ISO125 , full size 4488 x 3672
Click to enlarge (to 1072 x 1200)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.6, 1/80, ISO 125, full size 4321 x 4836
Click to enlarge (to 1800 x 2400)
Copyright © 2018 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.1, 1/80, ISO 80, full size 3672 x 4896

text: X06210 [X06213] X06209 X06212 [X06211]

Fáilte Go Pairc Na gCeilteach

These images all come from Stanley’s Walk, along with eastern side of Celtic Park, which is home to Derry GAA games and has a capacity of 18,000 spectators.

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/100, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/125, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f6.3, 1/80, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f6.3, 1/125, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/80, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 964)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f11, 1/200, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1100 x 860)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f11, 1/200, ISO 100, full size 3160 x 2471

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/100, ISO 100, full size 3888 x 2592

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 800)
Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/200, ISO 200, full size 3888 x 2592
X05361 X05359 X05360 X05358 X05357 X05363 X05356 X03777 X05355 X05354

Building An Ireland Of Equals

The aspect of Cave Hill commonly known as Napoleon’s Nose is shown sheltering the people of Newington, surrounded by heroes and emblems of the past – Bobby Sands, Wolfe Tone, and in the centre, Winifred Carney. This republican mural is both internally directed (at Newington and the New Lodge) and externally, being on the main Antrim Road (Oceanic avenue, on the side of the Sinn Féin office) which is a main artery between the city and points north.
“Ag aontú Caitliceach, Protastúnach agus Easaontóirí.” – “Uniting Catholic, Protestant, and Dissenter.” In An Argument On Behalf Of The Catholics Of Ireland (1791), Wolfe Tone of the United Irishmen wrote, “To subvert the tyranny of our execrable government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils, and to assert the independence of my country, these were my objects. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman, in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter, these were my means.”
Click and click again to enlarge (to 1200 x 1800)
Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/250, ISO 200, full size 2592 x 3888
X05330

The Twelve Hunger Strikers

“This stone was erected by the republican movement, south Armagh, in proud and loving memory of the twelve hunger strikers who laid down their lives during this phase of the struggle for Irish freedom.” “Fuair siad bás ar stailc ocrais ar son saoirse na hÉireann. Go ndeana Dia trócaire ar a nanamacha.” “Beidh an bua againn go fóill (We will win yet) – Raymond McCreesh – two days before he died.”

Newry Street, Crossmaglen

Click and click again to enlarge (to 800 x 1200)
Copyright © 2013 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f13, 1/250, ISO 400, full size 2592 x 3888
X05309