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A Directory of Murals - Album 24
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
794
Location:
Gardenmore Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Portraits of Hugh Rooney and Kevin Toal on the blanket protest in October 1980, below a phoenix rising from the flames, and a lark flying free from the prison bars of an H- block. “1981- 2001”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
795
Location:
Bell Steel Road, Poleglass, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Giant green, white and gold “H” shape suspended between telegraph poles with ten crosses representing the hunger-strikers painted on the limbs. “Hunger Strike 81”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
796
Location:
Twinbrook Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural of “Chalky”, a youth holding a mobile phone. “Laws which affect you. Your rights. Freephone 0808 808 5678. The Children’s Law Centre”. Also “Childline. Freephone 0800 1111” - painted beside an underpass by Lynx and Echo Youth Projects


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
797
Location:
Gardenmore Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Portrait of Bobby Sands “B. Sands May 5th 1981 Age 27”, and tricolour 'H'-shape (See Album 24 No.795). Also “Disband RUC” Stencil


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
798
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“1980/81-2001 Twentieth Anniversary. Remember the Hunger-Strikers” with photographs of Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O’Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kieran Doherty, Kevin Lynch, Thomas McElwee and Micky Devine under a black 20th anniversary flag


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
799
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Famine mural showing Queen Victoria in a red dress standing under leaden skies. Four figures beg for food, but are turned away by a figure holding a saucepan. A deceased baby lies on the ground in the bottom right hand corner. Queen Victoria was noted as having contributed £5 to famine relief. This mural was painted in 1995 by Rosie McGurran.


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
800
Location:
Glenveagh Drive, Lenadoon, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralCompleted mural of armed female republican in uniform, besides standing stones and dolmen. The standing stone in the foreground has the image of the lark, and “Leana an Duin”. In the corners are colour portraits of Laura Crawford, Patricia Black, Bridie Quinn and Mairéad Farrell. See Album 21, No.702


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
801
Location:
Glenveagh Drive, Lenadoon, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the portraits of Laura Crawford and Patricia Black. Laura Crawford was a 25-year old IRA volunteer who was killed in a premature bomb explosion whilst sitting in the car in the King Street car park in Belfast on 01/12/75. Patricia Black was 18-years old when she was killed carrying a bomb along St. Peter’s St in the Hertfordshire town of St. Albans in England on 15/12/91. She is buried in Milltown cemetery in West Belfast.


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
802
Location:
Glenveagh Drive, Lenadoon, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the portraits of Bridie Quinn and Mairéad Farrell. Mairéad Farrell was shot along with Dan McCann, and Sean Savage by an SAS unit in Gibraltar on 06/03/88. An IRA volunteer since the mid 1970s, she had previously been the OC of the republican women’s prisoners in Armagh Jail and had been on the 1980 hunger-strike. At the time of her death, she was a student at Queen’s University, Belfast studying politics. See Album 10 No.355, and Album 24 No.808


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
803
Location:
Glenveagh Drive, Lenadoon, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the armed female republican figure holding an automatic rifle in No.800


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
804
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of Republican posters beside the offices of Sinn Féin Poblachtach showing a gunman “Resistance”, and Bobby Sands quote, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher “Wanted for murder and torture of Irish Prisoners” and Republican Sinn Féin posters “H Block 81, Maghaberry Prison 2001, Republican Sinn Féin demands Political Status Now!” and “I am a Political Prisoner”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
805
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Slogan painted on the shutters of the Sinn Féin Poblachtach Falls Road Office “Remember 1981. Political Status 2001”. Black flags with white “H” shapes fly from the roof


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
806
Location:
Stanhope Drive, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Release All Political Prisoners Now!” with two green ribbons


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
807
Location:
Stanhope Drive, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Image of a dove carrying keys in its beak, flying above the prison walls and watchtowers. Large green ribbon in the background, and the four shields of Ireland. Manacled hands breaking chains. “Carrickhill Saoirse” and “ceis fada”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
808
Location:
Stanhope Drive, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Black and white portraits of Mairéad Farrell, Dan McCann and Sean Savage. “Remember our Gibraltar Martyrs”. Also shown are the four shields of the provinces of Ireland, and a celtic cross and shield and the sunburst, tricolour and starry plough flags.


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
809
Location:
Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural of stars, space rockets and aliens. “Look into the Future”. “What do you see? A clean world, a clean estate. This is your world. Look after it!!” Created by Harmony Primary School P4 + 5


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
810
Location:
Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Scenic mural of green hills and wind turbines, with the rear of a blue jeep driving along a road


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
811
Location:
Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural of cartoon sharks, starfish and fish, painted by Harmony Primary School


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
812
Location:
Forthriver Road, Glencairn, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Scenic mural of green hills under blue skies with a flower-filled meadow in the foreground. “Mount Gilbert Community College 2000”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
813
Location:
Springfield Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“Save the Black Mountain” banner carried by women and children in front of the mountain. Joni Mitchell lyrics quoted. “Happy 50th Birthday Ballymurphy”. Emblems of the Upper Springfield Development Trust, Urban Initiative, Corpus Christi Youth Centre and BBC “Children in Need”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
814
Location:
A1 Newry Bypass between the Meigh/ Forkhill and Crossmaglen roundabouts
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralLogo of the 20th anniversary of the hunger-strikes with the lark and a tricolour ribbon. “My Brother is not a Criminal 1981-2001”. In front, ten white crosses are erected, each marked with the names of the volunteers. Flagpole flying the Irish tricolour. [20th anniversary logo changed later.]


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
815
Location:
A1 Newry Bypass between the Meigh/ Forkhill and Crossmaglen roundabouts
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
Close-up of the ten white crosses and 20th anniversary logo


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
816
Location:
B30/A29 Ford’s Cross, nr Silverbridge, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Crane wielding a demolition ball labelled “Progress” hanging from a tricolour chain swings towards a British Army watchtower. “Demilitarisation. When?”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
817
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Anti-British Army Watchtower sign. “Demilitarise. Brits Out”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
818
Location:
Silverbridge, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“Release POWs North and South”. Prisoner holding prison bars with a green island of Ireland in front.


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
819
Location:
B30/A29 Ford’s Cross, nr Silverbridge, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Ten white celtic crosses placed in an “H” formation in front of the tricolour sign showing the four provinces of Ireland. “My Brother is not a Criminal”. See Album 12 No.399. (now a stone memorial)


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
820
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural“Built by Robots, Flown by Dummies, Taken out by 2nd Batt. Barrack Busters” with two smiling cartoon gas canisters


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
821
Location:
Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Perspex board showing the list of the hunger-strikers names. “Day 9” and photocopy of the front of An Phoblacht with a picture of Bobby Sands and the headline “Force Thatcher to think again!”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
822
Location:
Mountpottinger Link, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
March 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti “R=Rubber/Plastic Bullet Deaths U=Undercover (F.R.U) C=Collusion”


Album Number:
24
Mural Number:
823
Location:
Rathcoole Drive, Rathcoole, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
March 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralUnion Jack and red hand of Ulster. “BUA British Ulster Alliance”

 


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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