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A Directory of Murals - Album 54
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1862
Location:
Linfield Street, Sandy Row, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Colourful community mural featuring a multi-ethnic group of children, palm trees, butterflies, jungle animals and fish. Replaces mural No.1580 Album 46.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1863
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Ógra Shinn Féin. ÓSF Revolution. Join Sinn Féin" with the ÓSF lettering in yellow against a five pointed green star.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1864
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralSDLP election poster for Joe Hendron for the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly Election held on Wednesday 26th November 2003. Joe Hendron (the former MP for West Belfast who lost his Westminster seat to Gerry Adams in 1997) lost his Belfast West assembly seat in the election polling 2583 first preference votes.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1865
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"West Belfast Taxi Tours. Gabhal an Chaisleain." Mural painted to advertise taxi tours of the murals. Five republican murals are recreated as background behind a taxi with camera lenses protruding from the windows.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1866
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Castilla Nacion. Fuera Fascistas De Castilla" showing anti-Guardia Civil and anti-Spanish symbols and two flag bearers.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1867
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Llibertat Països Catalans" and "Saoirse D'Éirinn". Catalan Independence mural showing handcuffed hands with the Irish tricolour and the Catalan flag.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1868
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Political Status Now. Rally, Dunville Park 2:30pm July 19th. IRPWA". Manacled hand painted on a board with a tricolour border.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1869
Location:
Islandbawn Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "Suppourt your local CIRA Unit". Note the spelling of "support" in this graffito for the CIRA.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1870
Location:
Islandbawn Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Whoever we are, wherever we live, these rights belong to all children under the sun and the moon and the stars, whether we live in cities or towns or villages or in mountains or valleys or deserts or forests or jungles. Anywhere and everywhere in the big wide world these are the rights of every child". Rights of the Child mural showing two children in the centre in black and white surrounded by panels including Irish dancers, a British Army soldier, anti-war imagery and signposts to the Guantanamo and Ofer Prison camps. A sea of faces hold placards proclaiming the "rights"; "rights for disabled children", "food is a right", "cross community", "abuse awareness", "listen to us", "clean water", "drug awareness", "education for all", "listen to kids", "health for all", "say no to the war", "rights or abuse", "immigrants too", "kids say no to spoils", "nationality is a right", "no to poverty", "after school care", "speech for kids", "race equality" and "kids against joyriding". The whole mural is surrounded by a multitude of colourful flags.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1871
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralWide-angled shot of the "Collusion! Collusion!" mural (see below). Sinn Féin posters for the election are visible. One features Gerry Adams "Building an Ireland of Equals", and another shows "West Belfast - your winning team" with photos of Gerry Adams, Fra McCann, Sue Ramsey, Bairbre de Brún and Michael Ferguson. Sinn Féin won four out of the six assembly seats in the West Belfast constituency in the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly Election.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1872
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Collusion! Collusion!" showing a masked loyalist figure shaking hands with a figure in military style uniform brandishing a sheaf of information files. Above the loyalist gunman is written "LVF, UVF, UFF, RHC, UDA, OVF" and above the military figure is written "RUC, RIR, MI5, UDR, PSNI".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1873
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of the figures in the "Collusion! Collusion!" mural. A list accompanies the mural naming "Victims. John Slane, John Devine, Peter Watterson, Anthony McGrady, Sadie Larmour, Paddy McAllister, Jim (Skipper) Burns, Paddy Brady, Philomena Hanna, Patrick Hamill". From Sutton, John Slane was a 44-year old man shot at his home in Thames Court, off Broadway, Falls, Belfast on 14/03/97. John Devine was a 37-year old man shot at his home, Fallswater Street, Falls, Belfast on 23/07/89. Peter Watterson was a 15-year-old shot from a passing car as he stood outside a shop at the junction of Falls Road and Donegall Road, Falls, Belfast on 29/01/73. Anthony McGrady was a 16-year old found shot by the UVF shortly after a bomb attack on his workplace at a garage, Cliftonville Road, Belfast on 25/08/73. Sadie Larmour was a 44-year old woman shot by the UVF at her home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast on 03/10/79. Paddy McAllister was a 44-year old man shot by the UFF at his home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast on 26/08/86. Jim Burns was a 33-year-old IRA man shot by the UVF at his home, Rodney Drive, Falls, Belfast on 23/02/81. Paddy Brady was a 28-year old found shot in an abandoned car on Maurice Street, off the Springfield Road, Belfast on 02/02/73. Philomena Hanna was a 26-year-old woman shot at her workplace, chemist shop, Springfield Road, Belfast on 28/04/92. Patrick Hamill was a 29-year-old man shot by the UFF at his home, Forfar Street, off Springfield Road, Belfast on 08/09/87. Two other names are remembered under "Shop Keepers. Jim Carson. Sean Hughes". Jim Carson was a 33-year old man shot by the Loyalist Retaliation and Defence Group at his shop, junction of Falls Road and Donegall Road, Falls, Belfast on 10/08/91. Sean Hughes was a 40-year old man shot by the UFF at his hairdresser's shop, Donegall Road, Falls, Belfast on 07/09/93.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1874
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Close-up of posters under the "Collusion! Collusion!" mural showing newspaper clippings and personal photos of the events listed above. Poster of Margaret Thatcher "WANTED. Margaret Thatcher, Director of Terrorism. Collusion is State Murder". Poster of John Major "WANTED. John Major, Director of Terrorism. Collusion is State Murder". Poster of Patrick Mayhew "WANTED. Patrick Mayhew, Director of Terrorism. Collusion is State Murder". Poster "The Truth. No Process Complete without Truth".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1875
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Protect 'R' Planet. Recycle" showing a poisonous aerosol and a polluted environment with the sign "No Dumping on the World", and a greener environment under a blazing sun with a recycling facility for glass, cans and paper. Painted by Margaret McCann and Tracey McVerry with the assistance of Inverary and Beechmount Community Groups.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1876
Location:
Violet Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Celtic Football" showing the Celtic FC emblem and portraits of Martin O'Neill, Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1877
Location:
Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Vote Sinn Féin 26th Nov. Adams No.1" Large board painted in support of the Sinn Féin election campaign. The poster detailed in No 1871 is also incorporated.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1878
Location:
Springfield Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralAmended SDLP election poster. The "Stop the DUP" roadsign on the poster has been changed to "Stop the DPP" (District Policing Partnership) and the words "Collusion" and "State Murder" have also been added. At the time of the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections, Sinn Fein had not nominated representatives to the DPP unlike the SDLP.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1879
Location:
Springfield Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "Hoods Out! Harry Your Dead".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1880
Location:
Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Collusion! It's not an Illusion!" showing a handgun "authorised by MI5" and stamped "approved on behalf of her majesty's government". Blood drips from the top of the mural towards a figure lying on a mortuary slab. Quote from "UVF leader Gusty Spence 'An element of the UVF were covertly enlisted by the Ulster Government at a fee of ten shillings a day to promote a sectarian war…' ".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1881
Location:
Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Freedom fighters outside the GPO. Easter Rising 1916" New Easter Rising mural which replaces No.137 Album 4. Pearse, Connolly and Countess Markievicz lead the attack on the GPO in Dublin below the Irish tricolour.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1882
Location:
Springfield Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Complex spiralling circular purple mural replacing No.419 Album 12.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1883
Location:
Springfield Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
First of a three part mural (painted by Mo Chara). Left Hand panel shows a still lake and a mountain. In the skies faint Pictish spirals and faces can be seen, including Bobby Sands. The mural is surrounded by a complex Celtic design with the crests of Ulster (Ulaidh) and Leinster (Laighean).


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1884
Location:
Springfield Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Second of a three part mural. Central panel shoes the outline of Ireland with two silhouetted figures facing a sunset. The head of Eire can be seen in the sky. Ireland lies on a circular Pictish spiral design, like No.1882 and is surrounded by a woven Celtic border. "Tá ar gCultúr Beo" and "notre culture est vivante, la nostra cultura e viva, our culture is alive".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1885
Location:
Springfield Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Third of a three part mural. A stone circle rings an area of grass with spiralling Celtic designs beneath a mountain range. Animal, bird and figures can be made out in the sky. The mural is surrounded by a complex Celtic design with the crests of Connaught (Connachta) and Munster (Munhain).


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1886
Location:
Springfield Avenue, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralSDLP Election poster "Now More Than Ever. Vote SDLP" above a high wall covered in graffiti and the scorch marks of fires.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1887
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Collusion is State Murder".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1888
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Free the Castlerea Five! Pearse McCauley, Strabane, Michael O'Neill, John Quinn, Co. Limerick, Jerry Sheeny, Kevin Walsh, Limerick". These five men were jailed for between 6 to 14 years for offences relating to the killing of Garda Gerry McCabe in Adare on 7th June 1996. John Quinn was released on the completion of his sentence. This mural supports a campaign by republicans to have the men freed under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1889
Location:
Bingnian Drive, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Óglaigh na hÉireann. 1803-2003" with lilies, pikes and a harp against a blue background.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1890
Location:
Glencolin Way, Suffolk, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Eastát Ghleann Collainn" showing a local scene of the church and buildings and a border including the shields of the four provinces of Ireland. Three figures are shown in a panel to the right. "Our revenge will be the laughter of our children".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1891
Location:
Glencolin Way, Suffolk, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close up of the scene in No 1890.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1892
Location:
Glencolin Way, Suffolk, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Three figures from the mural No.1890. An Irish Dancer, a GAA footballer and man with a hurley.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1893
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
SDLP election poster "Two good reasons to vote SDLP. Now More than Ever. Vote SDLP" The poster shows a smiling Rev Ian Paisley and Ian Paisley Jnr.


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1894
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Amended SDLP poster - graffiti in italics. "Stop the DUP + SDLP" and "Transfer SDLP. Protect the Agreement + RUC" and "SDLP Semi Detached Loyalist Police".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1895
Location:
Stewartsotown Road, Suffolk, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
November 2003
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
"Collusion is State Murder. March: Sunday 10th August & Rally. Meet Busy Bee 1.00pm".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1896
Location:
Jasmine Way, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Collusion. State Murder". Mural painted on a board affixed to a house prior to demolition showing Sir Ronnie Flanagan "Jury", Baroness Thatcher with an Orange sash and a swastika "Judge", a group of five masked loyalists with a combined UDA and UVF flag "FRU, MI5, RUC. Executioners". There is a portrait of Pat Finucane "Murdered". "March & Rally 10th August. Assemble Twinbrook 12pm".


Album Number:
54
Mural Number:
1897
Location:
Garden Row, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
November 2003
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Bobby Sands mural No.197 Album 6 on houses fenced off for redevelopment.

 


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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