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A Directory of Murals - Album 34
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1134
Location:
Island Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralDetailed UVF memorial ringed with poppies. "UVF. For God and Ulster. Like Acts of Valour, their sacrifice live with us for evermore". Four figures are shown; Captain James Craig, Major Frederick Crawford, Vol. Robert (Squeak) Seymour and Captain Joe Long. Captain James Craig was the Ulster Unionist MP for East Down, who campaigned to oppose Home Rule, was knighted Sir James Craig in 1917 and succeeded Sir Edward Carson. Major Frederick Crawford was the Ulster Unionist Council’s agent who organised the buying of weapons for the UVF from 1910 onwards. He was a Boer War veteran and a founder of Young Ulster in 1892. He persuaded the UUC to risk the large shipment of weapons and ammunition from Austria via the SS Fanny to the SS Clydevalley which brought the guns that armed the UVF to Ulster. From Sutton; Robert Seymour was a 33-year old UVF volunteer shot by the IRA in his shop on the Woodstock Road, Belfast on 15th June 1988. Joe Long was a 35-year old UVF volunteer who was killed in a premature explosion on 27th February 1977 whilst carrying the bomb along Exchange Street, off Corporation Street in Belfast.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1135
Location:
Reverse of Free Derry corner, Rossville Street, Bogside, Derry
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Cherish all the Children. Ardoyne 2001". Mural in support of the Holy Cross Primary School children in Ardoyne, Belfast.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1136
Location:
Central Drive, Creggan, Derry
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Sports mural showing people playing football, rugby, hurling and camogie. "Bishop’s Field Synthetic Pitch. Sponsored by Derry City Council".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1137
Location:
Central Drive, Creggan, Derry
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Olympic mural. "Munich 72" showing the five coloured Olympic rings and four portraits. Three figures are shown; the fourth has a large question mark.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1138
Location:
Central Drive, Creggan, Derry
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Large emblem of Celtic Football Club. Surrounded by names of other clubs, "Arsenal, Leeds, Finn Harps, Everton, Shamrock Rovers, Man Utd, Spur, Liverpool and Derry City. Two silhouettes of footballers at either side.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1139
Location:
Central Drive, Creggan, Derry
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralGraffiti "We Support the Children of Holy Cross Primary School, Ardoyne".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1140
Location:
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural showing various G.A.A. sports including Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. Traditional musicians are also shown with the bridge over the River Erne in the background.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1141
Location:
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Circular stone memorial showing a republican gunman with his rifle raised. "I gCuimhne (In Memory). In proud and loving memory of a brave republican soldier Vol. Louis Leonard 1946 - 1972 Oglaigh na h-Eireann. Assassinated by agents of Britain’s regime in Ireland on 15th Dec. 1972. Fuair sé bás ar son na h-Eireann (He died for the sake of Ireland). Erected by the Republican Movement Co. Fermanagh, Dec 1997. Saoirse agus Beir Bua (Freedom and Victory)".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1142
Location:
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Circular stone memorial showing a republican gunman with his rifle raised. "I gCuimhne (In Memory). In proud and loving memory of Jim Murphy, Derrylin. Volunteer. Internee. Civil rights campaigner. Sinn Féin activist. Assassinated by agents of the British regime in Ireland, April 21st 1974. Caoinimid bláth na nGael Caoinimid laochra na hÉireann". Erected by the Republican Movement, Co. Fermanagh. An Fómhar 1999. Saoirse agus Beir Bua (Freedom and Victory)".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1143
Location:
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Derrylin Remembers". Ten white doves flying from a crack in an H block. Colour portraits of the twelve hunger strikers that died in the 1970s and 1980s. Image based on the original design "Legacy" by Robert Ballagh.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1144
Location:
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
The rebuilt war memorial in Enniskillen that was the scene of the Remembrance Day bombing in November 1987 that killed eleven people and injured more than sixty.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1145
Location:
Lismore Estate, Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Armed republican figure in green, white and gold against the Irish tricolour. Also in large coloured letters "IRA". Replaces No.681 Album 20.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1146
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Ireland united, Gaelic and free" showing celtic designs against a tricolour background


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1147
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Willing to Talk, but Ready to Fight!" Mural showing Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams shaking hands with Ulster Unionist leader and Northern Ireland First Minister David Trimble. Also shown a masked republican gunman against a tricolour background.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1148
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Easter". Celtic cross with lily and the starry plough and sunburst flags against the outline of Ireland.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1149
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Disband the RUC" showing an armed police figure wearing an Orange sash.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1150
Location:
Near Silverbridge, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Ten white crosses set in an "H" shape with a stone memorial to the hunger strikers, "My brother is not a criminal".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1151
Location:
Camlough, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Vol. Raymond McCreesh. Honour Irelands Dead" showing a portrait of Raymond McCreesh flanked by Irish tricolours and a republican firing party.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1152
Location:
Near Camlough, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"After training you could be looking at the crumpled body of an upstart Fenian. Your invitation to become a paid THUG". Parody on the PSNI recruitment campaign showing a baton wielding, sash wearing police figure in riot gear approaching another figure.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1153
Location:
Camlough, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Keep on Marching". Copy of No.1143 showing black and white portraits surrounded by celtic designs and barbed wire.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1154
Location:
Crossmaglen, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Tiocfaidh Ar Lá" (Our Day will Come) showing a republican gunman against a sunburst background. Also shown "RUC. The armed wing of Unionism".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1155
Location:
Near Camlough, South Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Bessbrook Remembers the Hunger Strikers RSF" with ten white crosses.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1156
Location:
Newry, Co. Down
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"1981 - 2001. Doíre Beag". "Í gcuímhne bróduíl na staílceoírí ocraís a fuaír bás as son na hÉireann. In Proud Memory of the hunger Strikers who died for Ireland" The lark and barbed wire are shown against a tricolour background.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1157
Location:
Newry, Co. Down
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"H-Block 1981 - Maghaberry 2001. Political Status Denied". Circular portrait of a republican volunteer with a mask, sunglasses and holding a pistol in a gloved hand. Twelve black and white portrait of the hunger strikers are shown e.g. "Bobby Sands RIP Murdered by Britain".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1158
Location:
Lower Ormeau Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Remember the Hunger Strikers". Another version of Ballagh’s "Legacy" showing the ten white doves rising from a crack in the H-Block. Twelve colour portraits of the hunger strikers are shown.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1159
Location:
Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "FARC OFF GERRY KELLY". This relates to the arrest in Colombia of three men suspected to be republican with links to the left wing Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1160
Location:
Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"In proud memory of our fallen comrades who have lost their lives in the conflict. We forget them not." Repainted version of the memorial mural to "Brig. J. McMichael ‘A’ Batt.". Large UDA crest with Roman columns wrapped in scrolls in memory to eleven other men. John McMichael was killed in December 1987 by the IRA. See No.7 Album 1.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1161
Location:
McDonnell Street, Clonard, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"You Dare to Call me a Terrorist" with the figure of a blanketman. Also shown are portraits of Mairead Farrell (killed by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988) and Joe McDonnell (hunger striker who died in 1981). "Lower Falls/Clonard 80/81 Committee".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1162
Location:
McDonnell Street, Clonard, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
"Dedicated to the memory of Vol. Joe McDonnell born here in Slate Street 14th September 1950 and who died after 61 days on Hunger Strike in the H Blocks of Long Kesh 8th July 1981. A mother kneels in silent prayer, a flower clasped to her breast, she lays it on a lonely grave, where her fallen son now rests. No tears blur her deep blue eyes, they shine with loving pride, she knows he fought for freedom, for liberty he died. Go ndeanfaídh Día trocaíre as a anam (May God have Mercy on his Soul)". Plaque to Joe McDonnell with his portrait flanked by the lark and barbed wire.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1163
Location:
Slemish Way, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Full shot of the Kieran Doherty mural. See No.995 Album 30.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1164
Location:
Divismore Way, Ballymurphy,

Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMemorial to four Republican volunteers. Portraits of Vol. T. Tolan, Vol. J. Stone, Vol. M. Kane and Vol. J. McGrillen. Also scene of the four volunteers around a table with weapons and ammunition. The four shields of the provinces of Ireland are shown with a colourful border. See No.1011 Album 30.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1165
Location:
Divismore Way, Ballymurphy,

Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Second photo of the mural in No.1163. From Sutton; Thomas Tolan was an IRA volunteer who died at the age of 31 while walking along Divismore Crescent. Michael Kane was an IRA volunteer who died at the age of 35 (04/09/70) in a premature bomb explosion at an electricity transformer in Malone, Belfast. James McGrillen was a 25-year old IRA volunteer who was shot whilst travelling in car, immediately after launching a gun attack on pedestrians, Ballygomartin Road, Belfast on 15/02/76. John Stone was a 23-year old IRA volunteer who died 21/01/75 in a premature bomb explosion while travelling in a car along Victoria Street, Belfast.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1166
Location:
Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Unfinished mural showing a black taxi against a Belfast skyline with a celtic border surround.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1167
Location:
Rockdale Street/Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"End the Discrimination of Irish POWs now. An open letter to the British Secretary of State. Why does your government show preferential treatment to "State Murders" while discriminating against Irish POWs. We are denied Employment, PSV License, No Adoption, Compensation, Visas. Why? Signed: St. James’s POWs. Cohionannas do gachduine (Equality for Everybody). By Grainne with Andrea 2001" Mural showing a portrait of Peter McBride and under portraits of the two Scots Guardsmen James Fisher and Mark Wright, shown in army fatigues. In the detail, the soldier’s hands are covered in blood, and money is seen sticking out of their pockets. The straps of their rifles are inscribed; on Fisher’s gun "Kill All Taigs" and on Wright’s gun "Combat 18".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1168
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2001
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Support the Turkish Hunger Strike. Sevgi Erdogan, 45 years old, 267 days of hunger strike. Died 12th July 2001. She was inspired by Bobby Sands". Mesmerizing portrait of the emaciated figure of Sevgi Erdogan. The Turkish hunger-strikes began in October 2000 with a protest by revolutionary groups including the Marxist Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Cephesi (the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front), about prison accommodation changing from 60 bedded dormitories (training grounds for extremism according to the Turkish Government) to "F" type prison cells for up to three people (leaving prisoners more vulnerable to mistreatment by guards according to the protestors) amongst several other demands. The "death fasts" have claimed over forty lives both inside and outside the prison, and there are still hundreds of prisoners and supporters on hunger strike.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1169
Location:
Disraeli Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Young Citizen Volunteers. Vol. Sam Rockett. 21/6/79 - 23/8/00. Murdered by Cowards". Portrait of Samuel Rockett against a background of the emblem of the YCV. He was killed in Summer Street in the Oldpark area of North Belfast during the Loyalist feud in 2000. Two masked loyalists hold the YCV and UVF flags. "1st Batt ‘B’ Coy. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him. Here lies a soldier".


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1170
Location:
Disraeli Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Wider view of the Sam Rockett mural No.1169.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1171
Location:
Disraeli Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Improved view of the Trevor King mural shown in No.262 and No.268 Album 8.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1172
Location:
Disraeli Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"We will always remember them." Updated memorial panel at the side of the Trevor King mural listing the names of volunteers including Vol. Sam Rockett. See No.1169.


Album Number:
34
Mural Number:
1173
Location:
Union Street, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2001
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"No Hell Hole Here. Keep Our Community Safe". Three figures are shown with signs around their necks "Drug Addicts, Rapists, Child Molesters". Three posters above the mural; "North Street traders say no to hostel", "Our kids are not for sale" and "Protect the children of North & West Belfast".

 


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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