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A Directory of Murals - Album 74
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2600
Location:
Canada Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"The Untold Story". "In August 1971, many Protestants fled their homes as the IRA launched a bitter sectarian attack on Protestant communities throughout Belfast. The loyal people of Liverpool held out the hand of friendship in our hour of need. Up to 2000 terrified woman and children escaped from burning homes to live in the safety of Liverpool. That act of friendship by the people of Liverpool will never be forgotten. Liverpool – Belfast, a bond never broken. No Surrender." Central circular panel shows a Republican throwing a petrol bomb with a row of burning houses in the background. Three small children stand aboard the Ulster Queen. Belfast City Hall and the Liver Building flank either side with the Ulster and St George’s flag. A handshake is drawn with excerpts from the Belfast Telegraph and Liverpool Echo described below. Replaces No.888, Album 27.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2601
Location:
Canada Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Belfast Telegraph. "The big flight of fear is on" Belfast Refugee problem is still growing. With the number now homeless running into several thousands, more people were moving out of the riot areas to-day. An offer of help for Protestant refugees has come from Liverpool. An organisation has offered shelter. Arrangements were made to-day when as official from the organization…". Panel from No.2600.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2602
Location:
Canada Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Liverpool Echo. "City gets ready for refugees". The first party of Protestant women and children to arrive in England from Northern Ireland stepped from the Belfast Steamship Co. boat, Ulster Queen at Princes Dock Liverpool just after 6.30am to-day. Looking tired and strained and carrying hastily packed suitcases and bags they told of the anguish of nights and days of gunfire and of living in constant fear, leaving their homes burning…" Panel from No.2600.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2603
Location:
Canada Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of three children holding hands on-board the Ulster Queen from No.2600.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2604
Location:
Canada Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of republican rioter holding petrol bomb aloft from No.2600.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2605
Location:
Northumberland Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "2006. Kaser. The Most Nasty". Silver bubble lettering with a black outline.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2606
Location:
Northumberland Street, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "Free Sean Kelly Now". See No.2636.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2607
Location:
Divis Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"The first blanketman. Kieran "Header" Nugent. "The only way I’ll wear a prison uniform is if they nail it to my back" – Kieran Nugent 1976". With a portrait of Kieran Nugent. Merlyn Rees, then Secretary of State, halted special category status in 1976. Nugent was the first Republican prisoner to refuse to wear the uniform and claimed political status. He wore his blanket from his cell. By 1978, around 300 prisoners had followed his lead.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2608
Location:
Divis Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Bodenstown" with portrait of Maire Drumm. ""Ni Siochain Gan Saoirse"….thinker and doer, dreamer of the immortal dream and doer of the immortal deed. We owe to this dead man more than we can ever repay him. To his teaching we owe it that there is such a thing as Irish Nationalism and to the memory of the deed he nerved his generation to do. To the memory of 1798 we owe it that there is any manhood left in Ireland-" P.H. Pearse". Bust of Pearse and portrait of "Maire Drumm, Vice President Sinn Féin, Bodenstown 1972. Assassinated by Loyalists 1976." From Sutton, Maire Drumm was shot whilst a patient at the Mater Hospital, Belfast on 28th October 1976.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2609
Location:
Divis Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)" with portrait. "Inspired by two Irishman to escape from slavery, Frederick Douglass came to Ireland during the famine. Henceforth, he championed the abolition of slavery, women’s rights and Irish freedom. "Perhaps no class has carried prejudice against colour to a point more dangerous than have the Irish and yet no people have been more relentlessly oppressed on account of race and religion" – Frederick Douglass".


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2610
Location:
Divis Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Cuir stad le ciníochas. Fight Bigotry, Fight Racism". Two windows representing B&Bs are painted on to the walls. The first has a red sign in the window and reads "London 1966. No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish". The second reads "Belfast 2005. No Racism, No Prejudice, No Bigotry".


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2611
Location:
Divis Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Take a Tour in a Taxi. West Belfast Taxi Association. Providing a community transport system for 35 years. Three taxis are shown in front of the Bobby Sands mural on Sevastopol street (No.456, Album 14). "If it’s not on it, do not get in it" with an example of the plate fixed to all taxi association cabs.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2612
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"England √, Wales √, Scotland √, N of Ireland X" with a dustbin titled "No.10 Downing Street" with a document entitled "N. of Ireland Suicide Strategy – URGENT". Another reads "For the attention of the Prime Minister. The facts of suicide do not cease to exist because they are ignored!". A pile of papers sits beside the bin "Newsweek. Frustrated Families Storm Meeting". New mural lamenting the lack of a suicide strategy in Northern Ireland compared with the rest of Great Britain by the Beechmount Community Youth Project 05, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Two scrolls read "Families demand: Adequate funding for existing mental health projects, Long term support for those who have attempted suicide, Development of a 24/7 crisis response unit in West Belfast. Families demand: Suicide awareness training for Frontline medical/teaching staff, the development of a regional suicide prevention strategy, support for bereaved families in the aftermath of a suicide". Countless personal tributes to suicide victims are scribbled on the space surrounding the mural. A list of those involved in the creation of the mural is also written.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2613
Location:
Beechmount Avenue, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Do you Know the Score? In Ireland, Suicide attempts: One every 45 minutes. Before: depression, isolated, vulnerable. Aftermath: anger, blame, sorrow. Achieve your Goal, Embrace Life". A Celtic FC football game is painted. A referee holds up a placard "There is no substitute for life". Celtic fans hold up boards reading "1994 – 2004, over 4000 deaths in Ireland through Suicide", "You’ll Never Walk Alone", "Tackle Suicide head On". Advertising hoarding by the football pitch read "Samaritans 08457 909090, Childline 08001111, NSPCC 08008005000, AICSC – support the families bereaved through suicide, Women’s Aid 90331818, 24 hour helpline 90565444, Lenadoon counseling 90600641". This mural is adjacent to No.2612.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2614
Location:
Oakman Street, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
White and black hands cradling the planet


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2615
Location:
Iveagh Parade, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Sean Maguire (1927 – 2005) Ceol gan teorainn" with Maguire family crest and portrait of the legendary fiddler.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2616
Location:
Islandbawn Street, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Since 1970 Seventeen People Killed – including 8 Children". Newly painted mural about deaths caused by plastic baton rounds, with individual portraits and ages at death recorded on the shafts of plastic bullets. Although, at a glance, this is the same mural No.558, Album 16, the portraits and dates have changed.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2617
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralGraffiti "Hain is Insane. Free Sean Kelly Now". See also No.2569 and No.2572, Album 73.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2618
Location:
Rockmount Street, St James, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"St. James Community Demands The Release of The Rossport 5. Boycott Shell". Stencil with two green ribbons.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2619
Location:
Rockville Street, St James, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Vol. Ciaran Nugent POW The First Blanketman" with portrait. Note different spelling of first name compared with No.2607.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2620
Location:
Falls Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Michael Gaughan. Francis Stagg. It is not those who can inflict the most but those who can endure the most who will achieve ultimate victory". Two circular portraits of the republican hunger strikers that died in the 1970s. Six men bear a coffin draped in the Irish tricolour surrounded by four larks.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2621
Location:
High Side, off Highfield Drive, Springmartin, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "PSNI. Do You Fancy Another BQ. Peter Hain is Not About Money".


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2622
Location:
High Side, off Highfield Drive, Springmartin, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "Fuck Peter Hain Wanker".


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2623
Location:
Highfield Drive, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
New memorial garden and flagpoles in front of No.667, Album 20. A memorial stone has been placed. The UDA and UFF flags fly from the flagpoles whilst the Union Jack, Ulster and St. Andrew’s flags fly above the mural. The mural is unchanged; Cuchulainn "Ancient defender of Ulster from Gael attacks" under a poppy with banners "Glencairn, Highfield, Springmartin. ‘A’ Coy West Belfast, Ulster’s Defenders Past and Present". On one side, the Union Jack shield, "UDA Est. 1973" with illustrations of two towers, "Irish Tower, Messines, Belgium" and "Ulster Tower, Thiepval, France". On the other, UDA and UFF crests illustrating volunteers and a three man guard of honour beside a coffin draped in an Ulster flag. In front, the locked gates have UFF and UDA worked into them.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2624
Location:
Divismore Way, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralNew extensive Republican memorial gardens in Ballymurphy. The Irish tricolour flies above multiple plaques to republican dead. "Unbowed, unbroken, dedicated to all the unsung heroes".


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2625
Location:
Divismore Way, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Close-up of one of the panels from the extensive Republican memorial gardens listing the dead from Internment week (1971), Kelly’s Bar (1972) and the Springhill Massacre (1972).


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2626
Location:
Divismore Way, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
"As a direct result of Britain’s occupation of our country, these men, women and children were murdered by British Crown Forces and Pro-Unionist Death Squads who were under the control of the British State". Close-up of one of the panels from the extensive Republican memorial gardens. The dead are listed under the title "Civilians". A smaller separate plaque is title "Roll of Remembrance" and lists Vol. Tom Chaill, Vol Joe Cahill, Gerry Campbell (NGA), and Pat O’Hare (Sinn Féin).


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2627
Location:
Whiterock Road, Ballymurphy, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralPortraits of Sean Doyle, Liam McParland and Billy Carson armed with rifles and wearing combat jackets. Celtic surround has nine individual portraits including Gerry Campbell, Kathleen Moore, Frankie Toner, Sean Doyle, Liam McParland, Billy Carson, Liam Mulholland and Rosaleen Russell. Replaces No.138, Album 4. See also No.1369, Album 40.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2628
Location:
Stewartstwon Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"The People of the Black Taxis, the Ambulance service, the Buses and the Firebrigades are here to serve our community! WE LOSE, YOU LOSE. Sponsored by Greater Colin Safer Neighbourhood Project". Pictured are four smiling drivers of a taxi, ambulance, bus and fire engine. A tangle of local roads can be seen in the background. This is the latest in a series of murals aimed to stop attacks on public service staff including paramedics and fire fighters. See also No.1999, Album 57, No.2002, Album 57.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2629
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Collusion. A web of double agents, death squads and deceit" with a spider on its web. It’s legs are labeled "PSNI, RUC, Special branch, RHC, UFF, MI5, MI6, LVF, UDA, UDR, UVF". The mural is fixed to the wall of Sinn Féin’s headquarters at Connolly House. At the time this photograph was taken, Denis Donaldson had recently been expelled from Sinn Féin after admitting to being a British agent after being recruited by Special branch in the 1980s. He was found dead from shotgun wounds on the 4th April 2006 by his remote cottage near Glenties in Co. Donegal.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2630
Location:
Beverly Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Hidden Treasures" – yellow bubble-style lettering


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2631
Location:
Woodvale Avenue, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Restorative Justice". Wildstyle lettering with a character pointing his finger on the side of the Greater Shankill Alternatives offices. "Victim, Offender, Community. Community empowered to meet their needs, victims give a voice and get restitution, offenders encouraged to face consequences and make amends, based on principles of non-violence, address the harm caused by crime".


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2632
Location:
Woodvale Avenue, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Addresses the needs of victims…Leads offenders to take responsibility for their actions…Tackles the issue of anti-social activity…Empowers the community to meet their own needs…Re-integrates ex-offenders into the community…Negotiates on behalf of victims, offenders + community…Advocates stringent policy of non-violence…Traines individuals in mediation and restorative justice…Informs people of the benefits of restorative justice… Voices the concerns of the community…Encourages partnerships with statutory agencies…Stresses the need for inclusiveness…" Side panel spelling out Alternatives on the side of the Greater Shankill Alternatives offices.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2633
Location:
Woodstock Road, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"George Best 1946 – 2005". Updated mural following the death of football legend, alcoholic and liver transplant recipient George Best at the age of 59 as seen in No.1969, Album 55. The other footballers’ portraits have been removed and the lettering has been added above Best’s portrait.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2634
Location:
Woodstock Road, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralSecond view of George Best mural No.2633 with an aeroplane coming into land at Belfast City Airport. The airport was renamed George Best Belfast City Airport in May 2006.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2635
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Eire" and "Neamhcromtha Neamhbhriste!" with Eire, lilies and the four shields of Ireland. Portraits of 18 local volunteers are shown.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2636
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Free Sean Kelly". Large red lettering on the side of the bus depot. Sean Kelly was one of two IRA men involved in the planting of the bomb in Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill road on 23rd October 1993, which killed 10 people (including Kelly’s accomplice Thomas Begley). See No.2149, Album 62. Kelly was released under the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement but returned to jail when this license was suspended by then Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain in June 2005. He was released around 6 weeks later on the eve of the IRA’s statement on the ending of the armed campaign on 28th July 2005. See also No.2569 and No.2572, Album 73.


Album Number:
74
Mural Number:
2637
Location:
Springfield Avenue, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
February 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Clonard" with the names of those who painted it in wild-style lettering against the Clonard skyline. "Aine, Dell, Aisling, Aimee, Clare, Roisin, Paul, Jennifer, Aiden, Gerard, Alison".

 


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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