Mountpottinger Road

****On-Going Project****

East Belfast is solidly loyalist but there is a small republican area immediately east of the Lagan, known as Short Strand, home to about 6,000 Catholics – about one tenth of the population of east Belfast.
St Matthew’s (Catholic) church on Bryson Street serves as the north-east perimeter of Short Strand and was the site of a gun battle in the early Troubles in which three people were killed and which proved the strength of the recently-formed Provisional IRA (Battle Of St Matthew’s).
Mountpottinger Road in the main north-south route through the area. The northern end was in former times heavily industrialised but all that remains now is the bus depot, the eastern wall of which provides a long surface and a prominent site for republican murals.
2000?

The Clockwork Orangemen

 

2002
Éire with locals
M01683+
Hunger Strikers
M01689+
End The Siege Of Short Strand (David And Goliath)
M01690+
2005
Identity
M02358+
 ÉireM02359+(M02359)
Free Sean Kelly
(unattributed image)
2006
Charlie Monahan
M02912+
Bobby Sands
M02909+
Éire mural with portraitsM02906+
Wear An Easter Lily replaces Free Sean Kelly
2009
Palestinian Flag
M06874+
(M06874 2011 image of 2009 flag)
2010
Wear An Easter Lily replaced by Understand The PastM05647+(M05647)
  
2011
Two murals added in blank space to the left of Éire. Vote Ó Donnghaile …
M06873+
(M06873)
… and Dublin, Belfast, Cork And Donegal
M06875+
(M06875)
2014 – The wall is completely filled in: three IRPWA murals are added in the corner, along with a JFTC2 mural, and Éire is replaced by a Gaza solidarity mural.
Charlie Monahan (2006) | IRPWA (2014) | Maghaberry (2014) | Short Strand Supports POWs (2014) | JFTC2 (2014) | Vote Ó’Donnghaile (2011) | Dublin, Belfast, Cork, And Donegal (2011) | Short Strand Supports Gaza (Do Not Disturb) (2014) | Understand The Past | Palestinian Flag (2009)