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A Directory of Murals - Album 49
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1685
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralClose-up of ETA volunteer from No.1683 Album 48 with the ikurriña flag shown as shoulder patch. See also No.1637 Album 47.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1686
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Portable mural of the Hunger strikers by Gerard Kelly (Mo Chara) and originally displayed in Harlem, New York, USA, but now returned to West Belfast. See No.886 Album 27 for details.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1687
Location:
Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Eviction. Emmigration". Sepia style painting of forceful eviction and scenes of scores of people emigrating on ships. Painted as part of the Ardoyne Art & Environment Project. This replaces the central panel of No.203 Album 6, although the black background and Seamus Heaney quote remains "An Gorta Mór - They buried us without shroud or coffin". Note the quote has been altered from "Önor coffin" to "Öor coffin".


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1688
Location:
Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMalcolm X mural painted by the American agitprop muralist Mike Alewitz (Labor Art and Mural Project, USA). Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) rose to prominence with the Nation of Islam in the 1960s, but left that organisation in 1964 to set up his own grouping. Three gunmen from the Nation of Islam assassinated Malcolm X at a speaking engagement in the Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965. He is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. He was chosen as symbol for this mural as a leader of nationalism and as an internationalist. The mural also shows two buildings, one filling with protestors, and the other emptying as crowds of people stream out rejoicing. A white duck and white chicken are painted. The duck and chicken are based on parables used by Malcolm X. He would often say that you cannot expect a duck to lay goose eggs, (you cannot expect capitalism to provide racial equality and you cannot rely on politicians or political parties). The chicken relates to the Kennedy assassination as Malcolm X said it was a case of the chickens coming home to roost. The media furore led to Elijah Muhammed demanding he retract his remarks. Malcolm X refused and this led to the split from the Nation of Islam. Two Anti-War and Anti-Capitalist panels are drawn and described in No.1690 - 1691. A classic feature of Alewitz's labor and union murals is shown in the form of a black cat with an arched back. This is a Sabo-Tabby, an Industrial Workers of the World symbol for resistance to blind wage slavery. Malcom X quotation at the foot of the mural reads "We Declare Our Right on this Earth to be a Human Being, to be Respected as a Human Being, to be Given the Rights of a Human Being in this Society, on this Earth, in this Day, which We Intend to bring into Existence by Any Means Necessary". With thanks to Mike Alewitz and LAMP.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1689
Location:
Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of the face of Malcolm X from No.1688 painted purple, like many of the central figures used in Alewitz's work.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1690
Location:
Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Left hand panel of Mike Alewitz's mural showing a mound of skeletons beside huge bags of gold, drawn as the price of capitalism. Orwellian imagery reminiscent of Animal Farm is shown, where a pig is painted walking a poodle who has the face of US President George W. Bush, and the name "George" on his collar. An eye watches from the end of a telescope.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1691
Location:
Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMirror image of the panel No.1690, apart from the poodle is British prime Minister Tony Blair. At the unveiling ceremony, Alewitz took the opportunity to speak out against US/British positions against Iraq and the Israeli government.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1692
Location:
Brompton Park, Ardoyne, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Go Home. Ardoyne Ógra Shinn Féin" roadsign showing a boot kicking out a cartoon British soldier in military fatigues.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1693
Location:
Edlingham Street/ Hogarth Street, Tigerís Bay, Belfast

Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Repainted version of No.1203 Album 35. The central part of the UYM flag has been painted with a portrait of Glen Branagh wearing a white Adidas baseball cap. Branagh was a 16-year-old member of the Ulster Young Militants who was killed whilst handling a pipe bomb during street disturbances on North Queen Street, Tigers Bay, Belfast.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1694
Location:
Edlingham Street/ Hogarth Street, Tigerís Bay, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralClose-up of the Glen Branagh portrait from No.1693.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1695
Location:
Lilliput Street, Tigerís Bay, Belfast

Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Portrait of Glen Branagh added to the bottom left circle of the Roll of Honour mural No.1278 and No.1280 Album 37 in Tiger's Bay in place of the UFF crest.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1696
Location:
Lilliput Street, Tigerís Bay, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Close-up of the David Greer memorial plaque placed beside the Roll of Honour mural No.1278 (link above). Photograph with a UDA and UFF crest on either side. Inscription reads "David (Candy) Annesley. Born 3rd August 1979 - Murdered 28th October 2000). I had only got to know you son after the years we've been apart. Now there's a hole that can't be mended and it is deep within my heart. Sadly missed by your loving father Ronnie, Margaret, brother John and sisters Kerrie and Debbie. God Bless XOXOXO". David Greer was a 21-year-old UDA man shot while walking along Mountcollyer Street, Tigers Bay, Belfast during the loyalist feud between the UVF and the UDA in 2000.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1697
Location:
Levin Road, Killwilke, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Free the Colombia 3. Tabhair abhaile iad. Bring Them Home. Tried by the Media. Their lives are in mortal danger". Translation "Bring them Home". Oblique view of mural showing the globe with an arrow leaving Colombia for Ireland. Portraits of the three men also shown.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1698
Location:
Levin Road, Killwilke, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralDirect shot of No.1697.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1699
Location:
Levin Road, Killwilke, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of the three suspects, Martin McCauley, James Monaghan and Niall Connolly arrested in August 2001 with forged passports and alleged by the Colombian government to be IRA men training left-wing FARC guerrillas in Colombia.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1700
Location:
Levin Road, Killwilke, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of the globe from No.1697.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1701
Location:
Mourne Road, Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Resting Where No Shadows Fall". Red lettering added to the loyalist shouldering an RPG-7 launcher in No.1483 Album 43.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1702
Location:
Pollock Drive, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"In Loving Memory of Fallen Comrades". Unfinished LVF memorial stone painted in place of the text in No.1484 Album 43.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1703
Location:
Pollock Drive, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Young Loyalist Volunteers" with a red hand painted on a white six-pointed star on a black background. Placed to the left of the gunmen in No.1485 Album 43.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1704
Location:
?? estate, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"RUC Who? PSNI Who?" showing an anti-police sign consisting of a police officer wearing a riot helmet firing a plastic bullet launcher.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1705
Location:
Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Ard~maca Abú" showing the strip of Armagh GAA football club to celebrate the club's first All Ireland title when they lifted the Sam McGuire cup on Sunday 22nd September 2002 after beating Kerry (Armagh 1-12 0-14 Kerry).


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1706
Location:
Drumbeg estate, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white portraits of the ten hunger strikers formed into an 'H'-shape and fixed to a black background.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1707
Location:
Drumbeg estate, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"We All Deserve Better. Reject the 'New' RUC" showing two police officers in PSNI uniform with raised bloody truncheons, battering a supine nationalist figure.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1708
Location:
Taghnevan Drive, Taghnevan estate, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
December 2002
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Free the Three. The Colombia 3" showing Martin McCauley, James Monaghan and Niall Connolly in a pose taken from an Associated Press photograph of the three men in custody.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1709
Location:
Windmill Road, near Hillsborough, Co. Down
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Quotation: "The "Wicked" Shall be Turned into "Hell". Psalm 9v17". These religious quotations are commonly seen in rural areas.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1710
Location:
Park Hall Road, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Antrim Steeple Defenders" showing the crest of the Steeple Defenders Flute Band "SDFB Ė For God and Ulster" with the Union Jack and Ulster flags beneath the crown. The YCV and UVF crests are also shown.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1711
Location:
Park Hall Road, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"The Somme. Lest We Forget. 1st July 1916" showing WWI soldiers from the 36th Ulster Division running through a night battle scene. Barbed wire fences are seen with tracer fire in the night sky. The crests of the UVF and 36th Ulster Division are shown.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1712
Location:
Park Hall Road, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"In Memory of Volunteer Denver Smith". Large portrait mural and memorial garden. Three plaques are shown on the wall; 1)"For they shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the age condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them." 2) UVF crest "Lest We Forget", 3) Pass not this spot in sorrow, but in pride that you may live as nobly as they died". Poppy wreaths are laid in the memorial garden.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1713
Location:
Park Hall Road, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Mural of Denver Smith from No.1712. Denver Smith is shown in a black and white striped top. The portrait is ringed in poppies and set against a sunrise background. Four silhouettes march from the trenches at the Somme. Bayonets can be seen on their rifles. The crests of the 36th Ulster Division, UVF, YCV and Red Hand Commandoes are shown.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1714
Location:
Park Hall Road, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralClose-up of the portrait of Denver Smith. Denver Smith was a 32-year-old father of three daughters who was found with head injuries in the Stiles estate in the early hours of New Yearís Day 2000. Although 10 men were convicted of various offences, the PSNI appealed again for witnesses on the 3rd anniversary of Mr Smithís death.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1715
Location:
Oaktree Drive, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"UVF" on a mauve background with the Ulster flag in the top left hand corner, similar to UVF flags.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1716
Location:
Oaktree Drive, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Loyalist Steeple" in red and blue letters against a white background. The Red Hand Commando and UVF crests are painted in colour.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1717
Location:
Oaktree Drive, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Steeple Defenders F.B. Antrim" painted on a red shield.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1718
Location:
Oaktree Drive, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Loyalist Steeple" in white letters on a dark blue tarpaulin beside No.1717.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1719
Location:
Oaktree Drive, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Loyalist gunman aiming a rifle against a flaming background. The letters "UVF" in red, white and blue are fixed to a tree.


Album Number:
49
Mural Number:
1720
Location:
Oaktree Drive, Steeple Hill, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
January 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Steeple Young Defenders. Ulster. Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh" painted on a red board with the UVF crest flanked by two rifles. Two UVF crests are fixed to the fence on either side.

 


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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