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Republican Mural - Military Images

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Text and Photograph: Bill Rolston ... Page Compiled: Fionnuala McKenna


Killing of eight IRA volunteers at Loughgall, Co. Armagh, May 1987

An active service unit of the IRA attacked an RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary - police) station in Loughgall. The SAS were waiting for them. The eight IRA men were killed, plus one civilian passerby. The mural gives the names of the IRA volunteers, in Irish, as well as the shields and names of the four provinces of Ireland, Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. A Celtic cross is also depicted.

Location and Date
Springhill Avenue, Belfast, 1987

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