Belfast Parasol

Sometimes the rain seems to follow you around. Downspout cover in Exchange Place.
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Drugs Kill Our Kids

“Stop drug dealers in our area.” “No drug dealers welcome in our area.” These anti-drug-dealing posters from Greater Ardoyne Residents’ Collective (Fb) are all over the area at present. A leaflet was also circulated as part of the campaign.
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Sailortown

A nautical-themed mural in Short Street providing a “Welcome to Sailortown”, including a speedy seahorse, a lobster, and a hammerhead shark. The mural was sponsored by the Community Arts Project and painted last (2016) summer by residents led by artists from Seedhead Arts (report from Clanmil Housing). Here is video of (former) residents describing life in the area (from @AndrewJMolloy).
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Radomska Patologia

Polish-language graffiti in the Village (south Belfast) – Radomski Patologia (Radom Pathology, Radom is a city in Poland) – below blacked-out graffiti about a paedophile.
On the side wall, “House breakers beware”. (See previously: Romanian Housebreakers Beware)
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An Dream Dearg

Another “Lá Dearg” – organised by An Dream Dearg (the red group) takes place next Saturday with a march from An Cultúrlann to the city hall. The image above shows graffiti in Divis Street; the image below shows posters for the event on the Liú Lúnasa mural.
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New Life

“CRF” graffiti on the Northumberland Street security gates outside New Life City church. The Catholic Reaction Force — a “reaction” to the Protestant “Action” Force — declared a ceasefire in 1994.
Previous CRF sightings: Speaking In Code in Beechmount | Badly Drawn, Boy in Glengormley.
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Child Soldiers

Sean Ó Riordan was aged 13 when “killed in action by British crown forces” on 23rd March 1972 and he is buried in Milltown cemetery. The 1977 Protocol I of the Geneva Convention would later prohibit conscription of children younger than 15 but allow for their voluntary participation. It is thus notable that this new board to Fiann [sic] Seán Ó Riordan was “erected by the family”.
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Our Ma Says

“Ourma says if you stick t’herown diet of landandairy prod you’ll be firmanna an’trim down.” All six counties are included, alongside a variety of vintage advertisements from the late 1800s and early 1900s: Mew’s brewery (Isle of Wight), Lloyd & Yorath’s stout (Newport, Wales), Hall’s paints (Hull), Batey’s ginger beer (London), Campbell & Menzies’s shipments of Oporto wines, Gilbey’s wines, Gold Flake tobacco (in both English and Irish: Sásuíonn siad!).
For the pieces below, see Conflict Tourism and Game Of Throats.
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text: X04131  Alderman James McKinney, high sheriff of Belfast in 1930 gerry fitt

Your A Scumbag, Martin McGuinness

Graffiti against both the IRA (“Your [You’re] a scumbag Martin McGuinness” and “Provo bastards”) and the police (“PSNI scum”) in the Village.
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A Message From The Board

Notice to muralists: this stretch of the Northumberland Street wall is “reserved for official republican movement”.
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