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A Directory of Murals - Album 28
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
923
Location:
Dee Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
June 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“UDA East Belfast Roll Of Honour” with eighteen names on scrolls around grey pillars, against a blue background. See No.77, Album 3.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
924
Location:
Severn Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
July 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Red fist and wheat sheaf symbol of the UYM “Ulster Young Militants”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
925
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Giant bald eagle with talons outstretched above the crest of the Red Hand Commando. Five armed and masked loyalists at the base of the mural. See No.127, Album 4.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
926
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “By remembering them, we can repay them”. Mural depicting two silhouettes of soldiers clutching bayonnets, with a scroll and poppy wreath. Scroll reads “Some gave all, all gave Somme. How shall we repay them, the 36th Ulster Division, for they gave it all on the battlefields. Now what a courageous decision. How brave now. What an army. We most certainly cannot deny, so many a one was wounded, how sad the many that die. So always remember these soldiers. Remember them with pride, and always, always remember, for you and me they died”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
927
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“1914 - 1918 In memory of our glorious dead” showing 14 white headstones with the UVF crest.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
928
Location:
Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Ballybeen Rocket team on Standby”. Masked loyalist aiming a shoulder-held rocket launcher with the UFF crest.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
929
Location:
Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Ballybeen 3rd Batt”. Two armed and masked loyalists beside a headstone that reads “It is not for glory we defend Ulster, but for Freedom we Fight. Which these good men have give their lives”. Crest of the UYM, UDA and the central crest of the UFF.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
930
Location:
Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Ulster Defence Association” with a large UDA crest above an outline of Ulster painted with the Ulster flag.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
931
Location:
Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Two-masked loyalist gunmen with the UFF crest on a yellow background. Also crests of the UDA flanked by two red fists for the UFF.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
932
Location:
Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Five-panelled Orange Arch showing the Mountjoy ship (1689), King William III (1690), the red hand of Ulster, a scene from the Battle of the Somme (labelled with the date 1914 -18) and a Spitfire plane (1939 - 45). The flags of Ulster, St. Andrew, St. David, St George and the Union Jack fly from the top of the structure.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
933
Location:
Drumadoon Drive, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Ballybeen 3rd Batt. UYM”. Skull with glowing red eyes and the flags of Ulster and St. Andrew. The crests of the UFF and UDA are shown.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
934
Location:
Gleneagles Gardens, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Tomorrow belongs to us” with the red fists of the UDA and UFF.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
935
Location:
Gleneagles Gardens, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“UYM 1989” flanked by the red hand of Ulster.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
936
Location:
Gleneagles Gardens, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Ballybeen UFF 1973”. The Welsh dragon, a thistle, and English rose and the red hand of Ulster are shown.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
937
Location:
Carrowreagh Park, Ballybeen, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Ballybeen” with the UFF crest flanked by the Union Jack and the Ulster flag.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
938
Location:
Stewart Street, the Markets, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Graffiti “RIRA - The People’s Army. No British Rule”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
939
Location:
Stewart Street, the Markets, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Spray can “Celtic” mural with the club emblem “The Celtic Football Club 1888” and two spray cans decorated with “League Champs 2001” and “CIS Cup Champs”. “Dedicated 2 Sean McKiernan, James Kennedy, Patrick O’Neill. Forever Young”. James Kennedy was a 15-year old shot dead by the UFF in the Sean Graham bookmakers on the Ormeau Road on the 5th February 1992.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
940
Location:
Dromara Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“Vote Sinn Féin. Castlereagh 1, Balmoral 1, Laganbank 1, S. Belfast X” showing suggested voting in the local and general election held on 7th June 2001. See No.72, Album 3 and No.131, Album 4. In fact, both the Laganbank and Castlereagh wards elected Sinn Féin Councillors (Alex Maskey and Danny Lavery respectively) but the Rev. Martin Smyth of the Ulster Unionist Party remained as the South Belfast MP. Above is an advertising slogan for the BBC1 programme “Patrick Kielty Live” with the slogan “He Hasn’t Gone Away Y’Know” which paraphrases the famous quote about the Provisional IRA by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. See No.467, Album 14.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
941
Location:
Charlotte Street/ Donegal Pass, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Union Jack mural with a central crest “South Belfast II Regiment”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
942
Location:
Donegal Pass, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Four panelled mural showing the crests of the UVF, YCV, the 36th Ulster Division. One painting shows Sir Edward Carson, a headstone and the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant “Ulster 1916” and a gunman aiming a rifle flanked by the crests of the UVF and YCV “Ulster 2001”. Replaces mural No.55, Album 2.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
943
Location:
Charlotte Street/ Donegal Pass, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Large lettering in red, white and blue “YCV” with shields of the 36th Ulster Division, the Ulster flag, St. Andrew and the Union Jack.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
944
Location:
Donegall Pass, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “South Belfast Young Conquerors Flute Band” showing an axe-wielding Viking breaking through chains with the UVF and Union Jack flag. Replaces mural No.53, Album 2.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
945
Location:
BoyneCourt, Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
Three masked loyalist gunmen with the crests of the UDA and UFF. The central gunman is firing an automatic weapon. The plinth under the UFF crest reads “In Proud memory of our fallen comrades. We forget them not. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them”. Mural repainted following graffiti damage. See No.109, Album 4.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
946
Location:
Linfield Road, Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “You Are Now Entering Loyalist Sandy Row. Heartland of South Belfast Ulster Freedom Fighters Quis Separabit”. Loyalist reproduction of Free Derry corner, with a masked and armed loyalist figure and two clenched red hands.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
947
Location:
Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti “We will walk in Portadown. It is going to be a long hot summer!”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
948
Location:
Albion Street, Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Ulster Freedom Fighters Terrae Filius. Sandy Row” with the flags of the UDA and UFF over golden wings. Two armed and masked loyalist figures with a scroll “UFF”. See No.115, Album 4 and No.589, Album 17.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
949
Location:
Stroud Street, Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Photo showing doorway built through the red hand that holds the rifle in the mural No.110, Album 4. “Ulster Freedom Fighters UFF”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
950
Location:
Lemberg Street/Roden Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Bowed loyalists beside a UDA memorial. Scrolls read “In Loving Memory. South Belfast Brigadier John McMichael. South Belfast UFF Commander Joe Bratty”. Headstones also painted with the names of eleven loyalist volunteers. John McMichael died on 22nd December 1987 in Lisburn as the result of an IRA booby trap car bomb. See No.64, Album 2, No.390, Album 11, No.444 and No.445, Album 13. The IRA shot Joe Bratty as he walked along the Ormeau Road on 31st July 1994. See No.246, Album 7.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
951
Location:
Broadway, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“UYM Ulster Young Militants Terrae Filius”. Emblem flanked by the Ulster and Union Jack flags. A masked gunman aims from the top of the UYM crest and two volunteers in sunglasses and berets stand to attention either side of the UDA crest.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
952
Location:
Broadway, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the UYM crest and gunman in mural No.950.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
953
Location:
Broadway, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
Whitewash obscuring most of the mural No.376, Album 11. Only the head, rifle tip and text “We will never be defeated” remains


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
954
Location:
Broadway, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Young Citizen Volunteers. Village S. Belfast 2nd Batt ‘B’ Coy” with a large YCV crest and a masked loyalist and uniformed soldier, both bearing rifles on their shoulders. “The Young, The Brave, The Fearless!”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
955
Location:
Broadway, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Local child poses in front of the masked gunman in No.953.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
956
Location:
Tavanagh Street, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Iron Maiden’s Eddie figure carrying a rifle, but no flag with the scythe-carrying reaper in the background. Crests of the UFF and UDA. “Ulster Freedom Fighters. Village, Donegall Rd, Ormeau Rd, Roden St, Lisburn Rd, Sandy Row”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
957
Location:
Tavanagh Street, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Oblique view of mural No.955 with the text panel that reads “Through the lonely streets of Ulster, the Reaper come’s to call, he travel’s from town to city, right down to Derry’s wall. When the UFF they call him, to come and join the fight, he say’s if the bullet doesn’t kill them, they’ll surel’y die from fight. So when you’re in your bed at night, and hear soft footsteps fall, be careful it’s not the UFF and Reaper come to call”.


Album Number:
28
Mural Number:
958
Location:
Tavanagh Street, The Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Large UVF lettering in orange and purple, with the UVF crest and a rifle.

 


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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