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A Directory of Murals - Album 21
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
695
Location:
Spier’s Place, Shankill Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralDetailed historical sepia-style mural showing UVF members, and a convoy of cars and trucks unloading weapons from the SS Clydevalley in 1912 .


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
696
Location:
Spier’s Place, Shankill Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Moustached soldier clutching rifle with bayonet, "Ulster Volunteers 1913".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
697
Location:
Spier’s Place, Shankill Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralArmed soldier in WWI army uniform, "36th Ulster Division 1916".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
698
Location:
Shankill Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Large UDA mural in the background. "UDA, UFF 2nd Battalion, Simply the Best" with the UDA emblem "C-Company, Shankill Rd".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
699
Location:
Dover Place, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Lower Shankill UVF mural showing three UVF volunteers with a sledgehammer breaking down a door, defaced during the Loyalist feud. Graffiti reads "UVF Prodd Killers, Wankers, Marty Cow Head. See Ya soon Billy! UFF 2nd Batt." PAF emblem altered, with the lettering covered over with "UFF". " ‘A’ Company 1st Battalion Kills Prods" .See No.173 & No.536


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
700
Location:
Wolfend Drive, Ligoneil, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Dying figure of CúChulainn with hound and badbh catha (the raven of death) at sunset with a dolomen. Virgin Mary figure and eagles placed in front of the mural. The plaque reads "This plaque is dedicated to the memory of all those from Ligoneil who lost their lives as a result of the conflict in our country" .


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
701
Location:
Wolfend Drive, Ligoneil, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralStatuesque figure of Eire with complex celtic designs.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
702
Location:
Glenveagh Drive, Lenadoon, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Unfinished mural of an armed female republican volunteer with standing stones. Portraits of women from Lenadoon are being added to the mural. One of the standing stones has the image of the lark, "Leana an Duin". Despite still being in progress, the mural has already been defaced with graffiti "Up the hoods" .


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
703
Location:
Suffolk Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralNewly completed mural with colour portrait of Joe McDonnell, initiated by the 1980 – 1981 Hunger Strikes Commemoration Committee, which is planning a series of murals, memorials and exhibitions to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Hunger strikes. The portrait is surrounded by black and white images of the blanketmen, the H-block protests, and an aerial view of the prison showing the characteristic H-block shapes of the prison. "I am awaiting the lark for spring is all but upon us"- Bobby Sands. The mural was unveiled by Joe McDonnell Jnr and other family members in October 2000.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
704
Location:
Suffolk Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the Joe McDonnell portrait "Joe McDonnell, a soldier of Ireland who died on hungerstrike 8th of July 1981".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
705
Location:
Suffolk Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of protestors stoning an RUC Landrover, and sheltering behind corrugated iron shields, during rioting that followed the deaths of the hungerstrikers.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
706
Location:
Slemish Way, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Portrait of Ciarán Doherty, who died on hunger strike on 2nd August 1981, aged 25. Also shown is a republican figure, carrying a flag "Liberty", starving figures with a derelict house from the famine, and an Irish tricolour draped over a coffin.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
707
Location:
Slemish Way, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Second shot of the Ciarán Doherty mural, following additional painting to the republican firing party over the coffin. The "150" on the chimney pot is from the previous mural which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Famine (see No.235).


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
708
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralLark flying free between prison bars, with a list of republicans who lost their lives in Long Kesh, Portlaoise and English prisons from Michael Gaughan in June 1971 to Paddy Kelly June 1997. "I NDIL CHUIMHNE NA GCIMÍ POBLACHTÁNACHA A FUAIR BÁS I NGÉIBHEANN I RITH NA COIMHLINTHE REATHA SEO".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
709
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Black and white mural showing starving figure on hunger strike and female republican prisoner with prison bars, lilies and the Irish tricolour "1980 – 2000 H-Block/Armagh". Photo taken prior to unveiling. (See No.719)


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
710
Location:
South Link, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
The Mass Rock with congregation knelt in prayer at mass, with scouts returning to warn of approaching soldiers "Penal Days", banners reading "Wanted priest £25" and "Wanted Wolf £25". Commissioned by Link Community Assocaition.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
711
Location:
Clowney Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
Republican firing party with a coffin draped in the Irish tricolour, and a framed picture of the hungerstrikers in an H formation. This mural has been moved further down the street, and has been replaced by the mural No.719). Below is an older mural with the phoenix and four shields of the Irish provinces "The people rose in 69, they will do it again at anytime. Maggie Thatcher think again, don’t let our brave men die in vain". (See No.471)


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
712
Location:
Broadway, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Portrait of John Hanna ringed with poppies, "For God and Ulster" with four masked loyalists, two armed and two bowed, holding UVF and Union Jack flags. The crests of the UVF, YCV and PAF are also represented. "Village ‘B’ Coy". John Hanna was a UVF Volunteer and was killed by the IRA in his home on the Donegall Road, Belfast in 1991. He was 19 years old.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
713
Location:
Broadway, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the portrait of John Hanna, with a plaque reading "In Loving Memory of Vol. John Hanna, murdered by the enemies of Ulster 10th September 1991. Always remembered by the Officers and Volunteers 2nd Batt ‘B’ Coy Village. It’s not for richness, nor for glory, but for the love of one’s country which are prepared to die for. Here lies a soldier, gone but not forgotten. F.G.A.U".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
714
Location:
Stewart Street, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Mural showing the dove of peace, with panels made up of the Irish News, St. Georges market, a lollipop man, children playing on swings, the youth club, Riley’s Place, Market’s Camogie & G.A.A., Handball, litter and waste and the need to recycle. The mural is flanked by the words "Peace. Fáilte". This community mural was unveiled in March 2000, and was painted by pupils from St. Joseph’s college, with support from Groundwork Northern Ireland and the Markets Development Association.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
715
Location:
Westlink, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralColourful mural showing two doves pulling apart bars to reveal a sunrise over famous Belfast landmarks in silhouette, such as the Waterfront Hall, the City Hall, the Albert clock and the cranes of Harland & Wolff held cradled in a pair of open hands.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
716
Location:
Harbour Road, Kilkeel, Co. Down
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
St. Andrews flag with the lions and crest of Ranger’s Football Club "9 in a row", and a bull, with "RSV, Rising Sons of the Valley, Kilkeel".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
717
Location:
Harbour Road, Kilkeel, Co. Down
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Red hand flanked by the Union Jack and Ulster flag, "MYD Verus Fidelitas, Mourne". Also Unicorn and Lion holding a crest with the Red Hand of Ulster "Pride of Ballinran".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
718
Location:
Beechview Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Colour portrait of Joe Hughes sitting in his wheelchair, wearing an "Oxfam" armband, and clutching a collection tin. Other images include Joe Hughes at presentations and an investiture. Poem reads "I remember you Joe Hughes, jumping up and down in your chair, when the humour of your mind, flashed into your eyes, and the thump of your fist, rattled someone’s shoulder blades. Oh! You’re the smart one all right, hearing the grass growing, between the concrete slabs, under the wheels of your machine, urging the whole world on, with a passion beyond words. And all that chat about inclusion, you know what inclusion means. Takes someone like yourself, with experience of exclusion, to know what coming in is all about. How many times I’ve heard your laugh, slice clean through embarrassment, that awkwardness we sometimes carry, around our differences, with one wave of your legs ands arms, suddenly making clear, difference is the richness, of common humanity. What courage, determination, what consistency, integrity, intelligence, to enter in and make me realise, make anyone who’s ever met you realise, the power, strength and goodness, the creativity, the ingenuity, the wit of being you…" (Brian Smeaton, December 7 1999).


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
719
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Black and white mural showing starving figure on hunger strike and female republican prisoner with prison bars and lilies. "The Struggle for Political Status. 1980 – 2000 H-Block/Armagh". (See No.709)


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
720
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Easter 1916 – 1991 75 Years of Struggle. Join in the Fight. IRA".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
721
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Emblem of a flying petrol bomb "Join Ógra Shinn Féin".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
722
Location:
Hopewell Avenue, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Massive lettering on the side of a building "2nd Batt ‘C’ Coy Ulster Freedom Fighters" with two kneeling armed loyalists.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
723
Location:
Hopewell Avenue, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Continuation of the lettering from No.722 "Lower Shankill". Note extensive street kerbing, painting of the lamppost and the white line in the centre of the road with red, white and blue.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
724
Location:
Innis Park, Rathcoole, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Unfinished UVF mural, with the Ulster Volunteer Force emblem in grey, ringed by barbed wire and flanked by the flag of the 36th Ulster Division and the modern day UVF flag. Also the emblems of the YCV and two UVF emblems are painted.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
725
Location:
East Way, Rathcoole Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Badges showing the winged red hand crest of the Red Hand Commando, "Rathcoole ‘B’ Coy 1st Batt" and "1970-2000 30 Years". Also RHC crest and board which reads "It’s not for glory or riches we fight, but for our people. Lamn Dearg Abu".


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
726
Location:
Derrycoole Way, Rathcoole Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Dying figure of Cúchulainn with the raven of death over the Red Hand Commando crest. "Cúchulainn, Champion of Ulster". Flanked by two kneeling armed masked loyalists with red gloves aiming handguns straight ahead. "Rathcoole‘B’ Coy 1st Batt. East Antrim/North Belfast", and " "2000 Years" Red Branch Knights in the beginning, Red Hand Commando until the end. Defenders of Ulster". (See No.160)


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
727
Location:
Fairview Road, Carnmoney, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural showing Carrickfergus castle, a large Lambeg drum from "Carnmoney LOL 1551" and a child wearing an Orange sash playing another drum.


Album Number:
21
Mural Number:
728
Location:
Fairview Road, Carnmoney, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Welcome to Ballyduff" showing lighthouse, mountains and a house by the sea.

 


Description of Album Layout
Album Number:
Album number in Jonathan McCormick's personal photograph albums
Mural Number:
Photograph number in Jonathan McCormick's personal albums
Location:
Address where mural is located
Type:
  • Unionist / Loyalist
  • Nationalist / Republican
  • Other / non-aligned
  • not applicable
Year:
Year and month during which mural was visited and photographed
Status:
  • still exists at location:   mural conditon similar to when first photographed;
  • no longer exists:   mural painted over;
  • deteriorated:   mural has faded or is covered with graffiti;
  • not applicable:   photograph was not of a mural.
Description:
Basic description of the mural at the time of the photograph


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