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A Directory of Murals - Album 61
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2111
Location:
North Street Arcade, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "New Shutters won’t hide the fact that you burnt out twenty businesses. Shame on You" and "They burnt us out. Don’t Let Them Get Away With It". The shopping centre burnt down on 17th April 2004.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2112
Location:
Erskine Park, Ballyclare
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Erskine B-Company, Ballyclare" with the UVF symbol flanked by two bald eagles clutching a UVF flag and a YCV flag listing battles of the 36th Ulster Division. The UVF crest in this mural was reportedly damaged by green and white paint in the wake of the shooting of 31 year old John Allan in Rashee Park, Ballyclare in November 2003.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2113
Location:
Erskine Park, Ballyclare
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close up of the bald eagle holding the YCV flag in the mural No.2112. It was undamaged in the paint attack.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2114
Location:
Erskine Park, Ballyclare
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close up of the bald eagle in the mural holding the UVF flag in No.2112. It was slightly damaged in the paint attack.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2115
Location:
Shalea Drive, Antiville Estate, Larne, County Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Spike the bulldog in paramilitary uniform with a pistol holstered on his hip grabs Jerry the cat by the lapels. Tom is dressed in a green and white hooped jersey and scarf representing the club colours of Celtic FC. The UVF and YCV flags are shown under a YCV crest. "YCV D-Coy". This mural is a more military version of No 43, Album 2. Spike’s jacket has a YCV crest over the right breast. This mural replaces No.2040, Album 58.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2116
Location:
Shalea Drive, Antiville Estate, Larne, County Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralFurther image of the Spike and Tom mural, No.2115.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2117
Location:
Shalea Drive, Antiville Estate, Larne, County Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the facial features of Spike and Tom from No.2115.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2118
Location:
Wellington Green, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralFour members of the 36th Ulster Division leave their trenches and advance on German lines. One has their fist raised to motivate the others forward. This is reproduced from Beadle’s 1917 painting "Battle of the Somme, Attack of the 36th Ulster Division" . Poppies, orange lilies and thistles accompany the UVF crest. The YCV and 36th Ulster Division crest is shown "1912 – 1916". This mural replaces No.2051, Album 59.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2119
Location:
Wellington Green, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close up of the soldiers from the 36th Ulster Division with bayonets fixed on their rifles from No.2118.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2120
Location:
Bank Road, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white UVF crest.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2121
Location:
Bank Road, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white mural of five UVF men parading in unknown location (though image is very similar to No 1651, Album 48 and therefore location may be Fernhill or Forth River).


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2122
Location:
Bank Road, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white mural of the 36th Ulster Division crest.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2123
Location:
Bank Road, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white mural of a soldier from the 36th Ulster Division using a periscope to observe the German lines from his trench.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2124
Location:
Bank Road, Larne, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white YCV crest.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2125
Location:
Victoria Street, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Rising Sons of the Somme. Carrickfergus" in the style of the UVF crest with a Red Hand. Six scrolls read "Woodburn, Castlemara, Whitehead, Sunnylands, Victoria, Greenisland".


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2126
Location:
South Link, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"1905 – 2005. Sinn Féin. One Hundred Years of Revolution" with the harp and two Sinn Féin logos.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2127
Location:
South Link, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"It’s New Strung and Shall be Heard. 1798 – 1998. Na hÉireannaigh Aontaithe". The mural has survived building renovations, see No.450, Album 13.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2128
Location:
Kennedy Way, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "PIRA UNDEFEATED!".


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2129
Location:
Stewartstown Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "Anti-Collusion Rally. Sunday 8th Aug 2.00pm. Assemble B/Mount Ave. March to Dunville Park".


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2130
Location:
Garden Row, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Freshly painted redeveloped houses with fenced off private gardens. This has significantly reduced the number of murals in Twinbrook. The house is the former location of the Bobby Sands mural No.195, Album 6. See also No.1897, Album 54.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2131
Location:
Twinbrook Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Child line 0800-1111. Family problems, bullying, abuse." A female figure is shown blowing bubblegum. The mural features a mobile phone, which reads "Where’s UR Head At?" Replaces No.796, Album 24.Twinbrook Road, Twinbrook, Belfast


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2132
Location:
Riverside/Hornbeam Road, Seymour Hill, Dunmurray
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"President Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President, 1901-1904."My forefathers were … the men who had followed Cromwell and who shared in the defence of Derry and in the victories of Aughrim and the Boyne …" Theodore Roosevelt’s ancestors emigrated from the Ulster-Scots settlement of Glenoe in County Antrim in May 1729". Sepia style mural on canvas in the "From Pioneers to Presidents" series, showing a portrait of Roosevelt, the Apprentice Boys of Derry shutting the gates against the Catholic Redshanks in 1688 that began the Siege of Derry, and the breaking of the boom by the Mountjoy in 1689. See similar murals No 627, Album 18 and No.1599, Album 46.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2133
Location:
Whiterock Road, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Whiterock Children’s Centre. Pasti na carriage" Irish mythological mural by Mo chara (Gerard Kelly) showing a two travellers on a white horse, two fishermen, four white swans flying over four children. These represent the Children of Lir (Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn) and they are pictured in fear as their magical Stepmother Aoife transforms them into swans for 900 years. The Children of Lir became the last of the Tuatha De Danann.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2134
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"British Government Election Fraud. 211,000 Denied Vote. Are You One? Register Now!" with two Sinn Féin logos. This relates to the process of annual voter registration introduced by the NIO to prevent election frauds.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2135
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
"I nDíl Chuimhne. Vol Matt McLarnon 12 May 1981, Nora McCabe 9 July 1981, Peter Doherty 31 July 1981. Dedicated to the memory of INLA Volunteer Matt McLarnon, Nora McCabe and Peter Doherty who were murdered in this area by British State Forces during the 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike. A Mhuíre Banríon na nGaeal guí ar a son". Memorial plaque with three portraits. From Sutton, Emmanuel McClarnon was a 20 year old INLA volunteer shot by a British Army sniper from the observation post on Divis Tower, Divis Flats, Belfast. Nora McCabe was a 30 year old who died one day after being shot by a plastic baton round fired by the RUC (see No.558, Album 16 and No 979, Album 29, though note ages are different). Peter Doherty was killed at his home by a plastic baton round fired by the British Army (see No.983, Album 29).


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2136
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
Stencil "Stamp Out Racism ÓSF".


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2137
Location:
North Howard Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Traffic passing through the opened security barrier (see No 752, Album 22).


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2138
Location:
Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralStencil "Sinn Féin Payed by Brits". Note spelling of "paid".


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2139
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
View of the 15 murals along Divis Street including murals supporting Palestine, Irish POWs, Turkish hunger strikers, Native American prisoner Leonard Peltier, Catalonians, ETA. There are murals protesting against the PSNI, George Bush and the American led coalition invasion of Iraq.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2140
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralMural of the new murals on Divis Street, including "Cherish The Children" and "America’s Greatest Failure", described in No.2141-44.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2141
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"America’s Greatest Failure". Mural of George W. Bush, the 43rd US President in front of a torn Stars and Stripes flag. In his right hand he clutches a bundle of dollars and he sucks on a pipe held by his left hand that feeds into the oilfields of Iraq in the adjacent mural. A "British Support Hook" supports this pipeline. Black bubbles with $ signs emerge from his ears. The Iraqi desert is a wasteland of skeletons and debris of war, with a tattered Stars and Stripes flag fluttering in the breeze. A crooked signpost reads "Bhaghdad/Basra". The sky burns from the flames of burning oilfields. Text reads "And the rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air, gave proof thro the night that our flag was still there" which is taken from the first verse of the National Anthem of the United States. The anthem’s verses were written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 and are sung to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven" which was written by the British composer John Stafford Smith.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2142
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralClose up of the portrait of President George W. Bush from the mural No.2141.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2143
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the tattered US flag in the Iraqi wasteland.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2144
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
No Longer exists
Description:
"Cherish The Children" showing the statuesque figure of Eire protecting five smaller figures of different ethnic origins. The background portrays a stylised Clonard Monastery and Divis flats. The sky is composed of the gleeful faces of children. A green celtic-design border surrounds the mural. "Teens for Justice Summer School 2004". The four corners are inscribed "RFJ" (Relatives for Justice).


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2145
Location:
Divis Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Improved photo of the Catalan solidarity mural No 1867 Album 54.


Album Number:
61
Mural Number:
2146
Location:
Spier’s Place, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Preparing to Bear Arms 1914, Prepared to Bear Arms 2004" and "UVF Roadblock, Donaghadee, April 24/25th 1914 during ‘Gunrunning’". Black and white mural of the UVF Motor Car Corps during the landing of a huge arms shipment from Austria organised by Major Fred Crawford. Weapons were landed in Larne, Bangor and Donaghadee from the SS Clydevalley and distributed to arm dumps across Ulster. Replaces No.695, Album 21, which commemorated the same event.

 


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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