Free Derry Corner – Rear

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

The first recorded version of the back or “inside” of Free Derry Corner is an Irish-language version of the slogan on the front – Anois Tá Tú Ag Dul Isteac I Saor Doire – in 1983 (M00178)

In 1984, the scandal over the SDLP’s support for the name “Londonderry” drew comment (M00235):

1985: Éire Amháin, Pobal Amháin (M00421 also M00271)

Assemble Creggan Shops in 1987 (M02507)

There are four images from 1990. We think the order is as follows:

1990.1 Free The Birmingham Six (M00776 M00777) – March on January 28th

1990.2 Easter 1916 (M02508)

1990.3 Derry Volunteer Commemoration (1990) (M00784) – March on June 24th

1990.3 Save Dessie Ellis (M00918) – 13th day of Ellis’s hunger strike would be October 23rd, give or take a day.

In 1991, for the tenth anniversary of the hunger strike and the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the theme was ‘Celebration Of Resistance’ (M00982)

Foreign Funds (1992) (M01054)

With the Hume-Adams initiative and the first ceasefire in 1994 came demands for the removal of the British Army (and disbandment of the RUC and release of political prisoners) (M01120 M01117 M01118 M01119)

This one is dated as 1995 but perhaps pre-dates Slán Abhaile, given that the wall has not been cleaned and painted: Building For The Future (M01151)


1997 Gasyard Wall Féile (M01305)