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A Directory of Murals - Album 22
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
729
Location:
Northland Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Two armed loyalist gunmen flank the UVF emblem. Behind is the purple UVF flag and ruffled St. Andrew’s and Ulster flags. "No.5 Platoon UVF ‘A’ Company" and "1st Battalion, Shankill, West Belfast". The plaque is inscribed to "Big" Bill Campbell, and there are wreaths laid behind a gate with the letters "UVF" on it. The wall in front of the gable end is painted black, and in gold lettering is written "You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye, who cheer when soldier lads pass by, sneak home and pray you’ll never know, the hell where youth and laughter go. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we shall remember them"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
730
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMural of the West Belfast Orange Hall and the lyrics to the most famous of all Orange songs "The Sash my Father Wore" showing men playing the pipe and Lambeg drums, children dressed in Orange sashes and a woman with a lapdog dressed in red white and blue ribbons


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
731
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Historical mural showing children pushing a cart piled high with wood for the 11th July Bonfire


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
732
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white mural of Jimmy Magennis on the ball, with the football referee and two other players in front of the crowd. "Leading seaman Jimmy Magennis, NI’s only V.C. in WWII, kicks off in Distillery-Linfield match at Grosvenor Park 1945"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
733
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Sepia style mural of the Shankill Road in 1932 showing the view up the road to the hills, with a tram picking up passengers on its way into town


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
734
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"St. Mathews Church. Where the History of the Shankill Began", showing a mural of the church set against green hills


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
735
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
View of the gates and railings of the Shankill graveyard at night, with the moonlight illuminating the headstones


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
736
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Shankill Peace wall visitors book. This is a large mural of the empty pages of an open book, which visitors stop and sign. There are signatures and messages from all over the world


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
737
Location:
Tynedale Gardens, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Clenched red fist painted on a board, two separate boards read "Tynedale" and "UFF", underneath a UDA/UFF flag


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
738
Location:
Tynedale Gardens, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralArmed loyalists crouched in front of the UDA emblem, and the flags of the UDA, UVF and St. Andrews and Ulster flags in front of an orange background. "‘J’ Company Ulster Freedom Fighters, Nth Belfast". Listed either side are eight local areas "Ballysillan, Ardoyne, Tynedale, Westland, Tiger’s Bay, York Rd, Shore Rd, Silverstream"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
739
Location:
Holly Mount, Derriaghy, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Armed loyalist clutching an assault rifle and the UFF flag bursts through a barbed wire topped wall labelled "O’Connell St". The wall is inscribed with "War or Peace. North or South". Above are three emblems; the UFF clenched fist above the banner "Seymour Hill", and the UDA and LPA emblems. Two banners read "To The Politicians - Words are not enough for the peace and freedom of the children and the people of Ulster. Deeds and Actions." And "To Our Freedom Fighters - The supreme sacrifice is to lay down your life for your country. Some have given everything, others have yet to give"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
740
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Three storey high UVF mural, showing four armed loyalists beside a monument. This is inscribed "In Memory of Lt. Col John Benews(?) 14th Sept. 94, and In Memory of Major Thomas Stewart 29th Oct 96". At the base is written "In Memory of 36th Ulster Division". Flag posts jut out over banners reading "‘D’ Company, Ballysillan, Ulster Volunteer Force"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
741
Location:
Dover Place, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Boarded up house, with vandalised front porch following the Loyalist feud of 2000 on the Shankill Road. The graffiti sprayed over the front of the house was added in several instalments, and reads "Another Loyalist Family Displaced", "by Drug Dealers", "From UVF"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
742
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralColour portraits of Jerry Sheedy, John Quinn, Michael O’Neill, Pearse McAuley and Michael Walsh ringed by barbed wire and holly. "Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to the Castlerea Five, from the people of Belfast". These five men were jailed in Co. Limerick in 1996 for offences relating to the killing of Garda Gerry McCabe.


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
743
Location:
Cupar Street Lower, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "BRITS - HAVEN’T GONE, NOR HAVE WE! RIRA 2nd Batt ‘D’ Coy Belfast Brigade"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
744
Location:
Mazetown, nr Lisburn, Co. Down
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural showing three panels with the canal, a steam train crossing a bridge and a second world war fighter plane flying over the cages of Long Kesh when it was used as an RAF base during the war. Also paintings of local children playing.


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
745
Location:
Stanfield Place, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Masked republican gunmen beside a celtic cross with the tricolour and phoenix on the body of the cross. Two flags, the sunburst and the tricolour hang either side. With thanks to Brian Rowan.


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
746
Location:
Barcroft Park, Newry, Co. Down
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMasked republican with raised automatic weapon. Green stencil beside reads "Saoirse"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
747
Location:
Slemish Way, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of the three strong republican firing party and crowd of mourners at the funeral of Kieran Doherty who died on hunger strike in 1981


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
748
Location:
Dromintee, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralStickman discarding the Union Jack into a waste bin that reads "Brits out". "Keep Éire tidy". This is a parody of the "Keep Britain Tidy" anti-litter campaign


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
749
Location:
Barcroft Park, Newry, Co. Down
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMasked rebublican with machine gun "IRA"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
750
Location:
Dromintee, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
"Disband RUC Now!" with an armed policeman wearing an orange sash


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
751
Location:
Meigh, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Detailed mural showing CuChulainn and hound in front of a rural scene


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
752
Location:
North Howard Street, Falls Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of the closed security gates, with ROAD CLOSED signs. Graffiti reads "CIRA. You’ll never walk Garvaghy"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
753
Location:
Barcroft Park, Newry, Co. Down
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2000
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
Mural depicting army officers in riot gear struggling with protestors


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
754
Location:
Drumcree, nr Portadown, Co. Armagh
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of Drumcree church on Remembrance Sunday, showing RUC Landrover. The Spirit of Drumcree flag flies from a telegraph pole


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
755
Location:
Drumcree, nr Portadown, Co. Armagh
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2000
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of Drumcree church on Remembrance Sunday, showing two RUC Landrovers on the road


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
756
Location:
Kingswood Street, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
January 2001
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralSpiderman mural painted in the late 1980s, with web shooting from the left hand, and onlookers watching from below


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
757
Location:
Lord Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Red hand flanked by two St. Andrew’s flags


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
758
Location:
Orangefield Street, Orangefield estate, Armagh
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
January 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Multi-coloured mural depicting stars, planets and space rockets


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
759
Location:
Gough Avenue, Armagh
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Large crest of the 36th Ulster Division "36th Ulster Division. Lest We Forget"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
760
Location:
Swatragh, Co. Antrim
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
January 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Community mural showing local children playing hurling and camogie, and several local buildings. "Welcome, Fáilte"


Album Number:
22
Mural Number:
761
Location:
Swatragh, Co. Antrim
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
January 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
South Park mural showing Kyle, Kenny, Stan and Cartman

 


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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