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A Directory of Murals - Album 71
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2480
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of the security barrier that transects the pathway running through Alexandra Park. The path on the other side can be seen snaking away into the trees. Graffiti at the end of the path on the west side on the corrugated fencing is described in No.2481.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2481
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Graffiti showing a bowling ball hurtling towards skittles with multi-coloured bubble letterforms on the corrugated fencing. The middle of the piece has been lost as security fencing and gates have been installed. This middle section has a laughing pig face and is labelled "Spider Man" and "Tiocfaidh ar Lá"


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2482
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of the extensive graffiti pieces along the security fencing in Alexandra Park.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2483
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Multi-coloured letters of names along the security fence in Alexandra Park "Louise, Debbie, Rachel, Nicola, Leighann, Emma, Karen, Trisha, Margaret, Nadia, Martina". Orange, green and blue lettering with heart details on black background.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2484
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralTwo characters surrounded by clouds of smoke. One bearded male figure has bulging eyes and a headband, the other wears a red hat and has a moustache and is smoking.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2485
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Piece by "RICEY" with a dog expressing "Woof".


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2486
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Piece by "McCann" with arrow-shaped three-dimensional lettering in rainbow colours. Blue fanged characters and smilies appear below.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2487
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralGoogle-eyed dazed nappy wearing character grasping two spraycans.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2488
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Floating pink elephant graffiti piece.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2489
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Piece by "BEFFO" and "STEWARTY" with dog’s face.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2490
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Ghetto blaster with robotic legs. Side profile of man "3D".


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2491
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Piece by "MARTY" and "WARREN" with the Dr Seuss character, the Cat in the Hat. An orange fanged character is also shown.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2492
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralPurple haired female with dilated pupils and pronounced philtrum.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2493
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Pointed eared bald character wearing a blue stripy shirt.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2494
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Piece by "DRAIN" and "MACCA" with footballer wearing an emerald green strip.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2495
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Lark in the Park".


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2496
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Graffiti piece composed of a host of different characters.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2497
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Spliff-smoking pale-faced character with green baseball cap.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2498
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralRed devil with arms folded.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2499
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View from the east side of the park. The path to the security fence has been removed and returned to bare earth.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2500
Location:
Alexandra Park, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralView across the security fencing in Alexandra Park showing the double fencing creating a buffer zone. The route of the old path can clearly be seen.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2501
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of black taxis passing the remainder of the perimeter fencing from the Andersonstown Road PSNI station as it underwent demolition. The following sequence of photographs describes the scene from inside and outside the base. The IRA attacked the station in 1983 with a 1000lb car bomb, and an 11-week-old girl was injured in 2001 during a Real IRA attack.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2502
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View into the demolition site of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. A white PSNI Land Rover is parked on the kerb monitoring the site.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2503
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralView of a crane bucket amongst the rubble inside the site of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. The stairs to the Glen Road sangar and the sangar entrance can be seen.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2504
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View through the gates from the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station on to the Falls Road. The demolition has removed the walls to the left of the gates, but not the right side. A white PSNI land rover monitors the site from the kerb on the opposite side of the road.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2505
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of two parking bays inside the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. They are labelled "BA81" and "BA80" in dark letters on a yellow background on to the breezeblock of the lower part of the security wall of the base. The blocks are topped with corrugated metal panels and wire mesh panels fixed to vertical girders.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2506
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of the metal ladder leading to the Glen Road sangar of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2507
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Close-up of the open doorway to the Glen Road sangar of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. Flame damage is apparent around the doorframe.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2508
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralView of the outer edge of the door to the Glen Road sangar of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. The window has been smashed and there is fire damage to the door.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2509
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of the toppling Glen Road wall of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. A crane sits in the site amongst the rubble.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2510
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Corner view of the Glen Road sangar and crane bucket amongst the rubble in the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2511
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
External view of the open entrance gates of the former Andersonstown Road PSNI station. A pile of rubble sits in front of the Glen Road sangar.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2512
Location:
Twinbrook Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Call 0808 808 8000 Youthline" with a sad faced man staring at three figures in the distance. Youthline is a confidential counseling service organised through Contact Youth. Replaces No.2131, Album 61.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2513
Location:
Summerhill Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
"Carol Anne, aged 12" with the smiling face of Carol Anne Kelly who died from head injuries sustained from a plastic bullet on 22 May 1981.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2514
Location:
Summerhill Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
"In Loving memory of Carol Anne Kelly. Aged 12. Murdered by the British Army, 22nd May 1981. R.I.P." Memorial stone for Carol Anne Kelly placed in front of the mural No.2513.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2515
Location:
St. James’s Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"St. James Community Watch Zone", "Collusion is State Murder", "E. Company 2nd Batt, Oglaigh na hÉireann", "Revolution, Equality, Justice". Bird of prey carrying an automatic rifle flies in front of a circular tricolour. Celtic border stencil in yellow over a green background.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2516
Location:
Off Newtownards Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Rising Sons F.B. East Belfast". Completed mural described in No 2431, Album 69. The crests are shown of the Rising Sons Flute Band with the 36th Ulster Division in the center. Smaller emblems of the UVF, ‘B’ Specials and UDR are shown.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2517
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Improved shot of "Eire" mural No.2348, Album 67. "Neamhcromtha Neamhbhriste!" The four provinces of Ireland are shown with lilies. Portraits of 18 local republicans are shown.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2518
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"No to Unionist Domination. Yes to local Representation. Safeguard the Seat. Vote Devenny No.1. The only one who can take it, your number one can make it a reality!" Election mural painted for the 2005 Local Government Election.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2519
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"I have hope, indeed, all must have hope and never lose heart. My hope lies in the ultimate victory of my people – Bobby Sands, March 5th 1981" with Bobby Sands portrait, and the Robert Ballagh image of 10 doves flying from a splintered H block as first seen in murals in 2001 around the 20th anniversary of the hunger strikes.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2520
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Three gaelic footballers pursued by shadows with GAA logo. This is the reverse side of No.2430 Album 69.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2521
Location:
Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralGraffiti "What Ever You Say Say Nothing P. O’Neil". Graffiti painted in the wake of the murder of Robert McCartney, a 33-year-old man from Short Strand who died from his injuries sustained by Magennis’ bar, Belfast on 30th January 2005. His family entered into a widely reported media campaign for justice. The IRA released two statements relating to the killing on February 16th and 25th. P O’Neill is the name signed at the foot of all IRA statements from the Irish Republican Publicity Bureau, Dublin.


Album Number:
71
Mural Number:
2522
Location:
Albertbridge Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
May 2005
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Reg Empey, Ulster Unionist Party". Election poster of the UUP Leader, Sir Reg Empey for the 2005 Westminster Elections. Sir Reg Empey polled 30% of the votes in the Belfast East constituency, but the DUP’s Peter Robinson held the seat. The poster has been rammed on to spiked railings, giving a horned or crown of thorns appearance.

 


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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