Mountpottinger Road

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

East Belfast is solidly PUL but there is a small CNR 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 is the main north-south route through the area. The northern end was in former times heavily industrialised (hence the street names “Chemical Street” and “Vulcan Street”) but all of that is now gone. The eastern wall of the bus depot that was built on part of the old works yards provides a long surface and a prominent site for republican murals.
1998? Claiming Equality
D00771 W00529 rep.orange. s,strand1 98+
D00773 W00422 rep. orange. s,strand2 98+
D00772 W00423 rep. orange. s,strand3 98+
late 90s Éire with Proclamation
D00259 W00335 rep. eire strand+
(D00259)
2000 The Clockwork Orangemen

D00906 W00281 rep strand clockwork 2000+(D00906)

2002
Éire with Sands quote
M01683+
Hunger Strikers
D00904 W00283 rep strand h block 2000+
D00905 W00282 rep strand h block 2 2000+
(D00904 D00905 see also M01689)
End The Siege Of Short Strand (David And Goliath) painted over far right of Hunger Strikers
M01690+
2005
Identity
M02358+
 ÉireM02359+(M02359)
Free Sean Kelly
(unattributed image X05608)
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)