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A Directory of Murals - Album 29
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
959
Location:
Malvern Street, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Portrait of Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair wearing black T-shirt and black baseball cap on a white circular background. Johnny Adair was returned to prison by Peter Mandelson, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 22nd August 2000 following the start of the loyalist feud. He had been released early under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement in 1999.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
960
Location:
Malvern Street, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Two circular portraits of Johnny Adair from No.959. Large white lettering “Free J. Adair".


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
961
Location:
Malvern Street, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Johnny Adair portrait from No.959 with large white lettering “His Only Crime is Loyalty”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
962
Location:
Malvern Street, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Smaller portrait of Johnny Adair wearing a black T-shirt and black baseball cap, against a red, white and blue background. “Mad Dog UDA/UFF”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
963
Location:
Hopewell Crescent, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Lower Shankill UFF. Simply the Best. 2nd Batt. ‘C’ Coy”. Two masked loyalist gunmen crouch beside the red clenched fist crest of the UFF. The Union Jack, Ulster, UDA and UFF flags flank the crest. Two other UDA crests appear above the gunmen.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
964
Location:
Hopewell Crescent, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“Free J. Adair Now”. Portrait of Johnny Adair wearing a black T-shirt and black baseball cap against a sunset background.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
965
Location:
Hopewell Crescent, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“In proud and loving memory of Stevie “Top Gun” McKeag, Military Commander. Born 1970, died 2000. ‘C’ Coy 2nd Batt. UFF. Sleeping where no shadows fall”. Portrait of Stevie McKeag flanked by two masked loyalist gunmen against a yellow background. Beside is a painted grey memorial with a circular UFF crest, and a plinth reading “This Mural is dedicated to the memory of Stevie “Top Gun” McKeag”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
966
Location:
Hopewell Crescent, Lower Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Colour portrait of Jackie Coulter flanked by the Union Jack, Ulster, UDA and UFF flags. “In proud memory of Lt. Jackie Coulter, murdered by the UVF. 1954 - 2000”. Jackie Coulter was shot dead on the Crumlin Road, Belfast on 21st August 2000 at the beginning of the Loyalist Feud.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
967
Location:
Ohio Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Colour portrait of Ernie Elliott flanked by the UDA and UFF flags. “Luet Col E. Duke. Elliott. Woodvale Defence Association”. Also shown are the crests of the UDA, UYM and UFF. A plaque reads “This plaque is dedicated to the officers and members of ‘A’ Company UDA/UFF. Up the Woodvale. Quis separabit". A side panel reads “This mural is dedicated to the officers and members of the Woodvale Defence Association who gave their lives and their freedom in defence of this area. All gave some, some gave all. Quis separabit". Previous murals on this wall include No.11 Album 1, No.267 Album 8, No.494 Album 15 and No.546 Album 16


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
968
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural painted of a large house in a rural location.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
969
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Shankill Peacewall visitor’s 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 including: “Just like in Berlin; simply another wall that must be pulled down”, “Can’t we all just get along?”, “Give peace a chance”, “There is no love through war; no peace through fighting”, “When will the bloodshed end?” and “Patience! Constructive discussion will prevail”. The word “peace” has been spray-painted from the mural, and “Fuck Peace” sprayed across the mural. Much has been written since the first photograph No.736 Album 22.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
970
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Colour mural showing black taxis travelling up and down the Shankill Road. See also No.978.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
971
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Before the Video Game”. A colourful mural showing children swinging around lampposts, juggling, playing hopscotch, riding tricycles. A soldier aims a machine gun resting on a tripod.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
972
Location:
Peacewall, Cupar Way, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Shankill Sporting Heroes”. Colour mural depicting the footballer Norman Whiteside, John Henning, boxers, a pigeon fancier, and a greyhound. “The Shankill Rd has a rich sporting heritage & we also honour those not depicted here”. The boxers have been daubed with swastikas tattoos and one has “C-18” (Combat 18) written across his chest.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
973
Location:
Rockview Street, Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Village ‘C’ Coy”. Four armed and masked loyalist gunmen surround a large UDA crest above a map of Ulster painted in the colours of the Ulster flag.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
974
Location:
Rockview Street, Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Death is not an honour, but a sacrafice and those who gave that sacrafice are remembered by those who follow. All Gave Some, Some Gave All. Quis Separabit”. Panel accompanying mural No.973.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
975
Location:
Moltke Street, Village, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Unfinished mural showing two masked loyalists with a green background beside the UVF crest.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
976
Location:
Springfield Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Large narrow H-shape with the ten black and white photographs of the hunger-strikers, and the 20th anniversary image of the lark used in the commemorations. “1981 - 2001”. Below are a series of posters showing Ireland with 32 in the middle, representing the 32 counties, “Partition has Failed. End British Rule Now”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
977
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Support the Hungerstrikes in Turkey”. Solidarity mural on a red background with a yellow star.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
978
Location:
Brighton Street/Falls Road, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“In memory of the Taxi Drivers who lost their lives”. Detailed mural of a Black taxi and celtic cross against a sunset background. Silhouettes of the Milltown cemetery gates, and the corner of the Andersonstown Road RUC barracks are shown. The mural has a colourful celtic border. “Serving the Community through Transport”. See No.970.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
979
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural First in a series of 5 photographs that mark out the distances from an RUC Officer firing plastic bullets and figures representing those who have been killed by baton rounds. The scale runs along the base of the mural from 0 to 30 metres, and the figures are black against a pale blue background. The first mural covers the first 5 metres and has 5 figures annotated in order as “Keith White aged 20, Sean Downes aged 22, Nora McCabe aged 32, Tobias Molloy, aged 18, Peter McGuinness aged 41”. See No.558 Album 16, and No.221 Album 7.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
980
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Second in a series of 5, marking up to just beyond the 10-metre mark. “We recommend the abolition of the use of plastic bullet rounds as a means of riot control - United Nations Committee Against Torture November 1998". Seven figures are shown “Stephen McConomy aged 11, Paul Whitters aged 15, Julie Livingstone aged 14, Carole Anne Kelly aged 12, Francis Rowntree, aged 11, Seamus Duffy aged 15, Brian Stewart aged 15”. See No.566 Album 17.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
981
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Third in a series of five. “Ban Plastic Bullets. A new, more lethal plastic bullet will be issued to the RUC on June 1st. It will be twice as deadly at its minimum range of 30 metres. Almost all plastic bullet fatalities have occurred at a distance of less than 30 metres”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
982
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Fourth in a series of five, marking the 20-metre mark. “The use of plastic bullets is contrary to the spirit and intention of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials, to which the United Kingdom government subscribes - British Irish Rights Watch, September 1999". One figure is shown at 20 metres “Michael Donnelly, aged 21”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
983
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Fifth in a series of five, marking up to 30 metres. “Murdered beyond range: Stephen Geddis aged 10 (40 metres), Henry Duffy aged 45, (40 metres), Peter Doherty aged 36, (50 metres)”. One figure is shown at about 25 metres “Thomas Friel aged 21”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
984
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
“Support the Prisoner Candidate. Tommy Crossan for Political Status” on a tricolour background. Also shown is another “Support the Hungerstrikes in Turkey” mural, see No.977.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
985
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“Falls/Clonard. Remember the Hunger-Strikers”. The lark against barbed wire, painted in white against a black background. Colour portraits of the ten hunger-strikers, and the two hunger-strikers from the 1970s are shown.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
986
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Large H-shaped memorial with the ten black and white photographs of the hunger-strikers, accompanied by their names, dates of death and length of time on hunger-strike. “1981 - 2001”. See No.987.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
987
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural Close-up of the cross bar of the H in No.986. The lark is shown surrounded by a ring of barbed wire. Two republican gunmen fire weapons into the air, one dressed in balaclava and military fatigues, the other wearing gloves, beret, sunglasses, facemask. The tricolour and the sunburst flags form the backdrop. The scroll reads the quote from Bobby Sands, “Our revenge will be the laughter of our children”.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
988
Location:
Hugo Street/ Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Work in progress on the St. James Hunger-strike mural.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
989
Location:
Hugo Street/ Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the funeral scene panel of the mural No.988. Three republican volunteers stand as guard of honour beside a coffin draped in the tricolour. A boy weeps at the foot of the coffin. Mourners look on in the background, and in the distance, there are RUC Officers in riot gear waiting beside grey RUC Landrovers. A celtic design incorporating lilies and barbed wire form the mural’s border.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
990
Location:
Hugo Street/ Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural “Still Wanted for Murder”. Close-up from mural No.986, of the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher (now Baroness Thatcher) portrayed with demonic red eyes, and blood dripping from her fangs.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
991
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
“Spirit of the Lark. Sinn Féin Cumann Lr. Andersonstown remembers the Hunger Strike 2001 - 1981. Smash H-Block”. Mural painted on a board erected opposite The Felons bar showing a starving figure of one of the blanketmen with a fist raised in defiance.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
992
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
White RUC Landrover passing the Andersonstown Road RUC Barracks.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
993
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Ten white doves fly from a crack in an H-block. “1981 - 2001. The Irish Hungerstrike 20th Anniversary”. Ten colour portraits of the hunger-strikers also shown. Mural painted by Danny Devenney.


Album Number:
29
Mural Number:
994
Location:
Slemish Way, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
August, 2001
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
Stencil “RUC MUST GO ANOIS!” (now)

 


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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