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Photograph: Harryville Church (2), Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland



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Photograph and Text: Martin Melaugh
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  Title: Harryville Catholic Church (2), Ballymena
  Location: Harryville, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
  Description: The photograph shows the front view of the Catholic church in Harryville, Ballymena. The church was the site of a series of long-lasting protests by Loyalists from September 1996 to May 1998, and also from April to May 1999. Church services were often cancelled due to the level of intimidation and violence experience by those attending the service. A number of Catholics were injured when trying to attend mass and their cars parked nearby were also subject to attack.
As can be seen in the photograph, the front of the church is enclosed by a heavy iron security gate. The gates of the church were rammed by Loyalists using stolen cars on a number of occasions and a number of attempts were made to burn down the building. The church is surrounded by a security fence part of which has been painted in red, white and blue, as have the pavements outside the church.
  Photographer: Martin Melaugh
  Date Taken: 3 September 2005
  Copyright: © CAIN A copy of the above image may be downloaded for private study or personal use. Anyone requiring a copy for commercial use, or use at a web site, should contact CAIN for further information.
  Technical Details: Canon EOS 10D Digital Camera
  Filename: BMA05CHUharryville2r-2358.jpg
  High Resolution Image: Higher resolution version available on request - contact CAIN for details.

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