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A Directory of Murals - Album 81
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2871
Location:
Shankill Road, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"The baby survived, his mummy and daddy didn’t. Joyriding. Where’s the joy?" Woman kissing the forehead of an intubated and ventilated infant in a paediatric intensive care unit. See also No.2815, Album 79.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2872
Location:
Ainsworth Street, Woodvale, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Streetreach ’06. I have come that you may have life to the full. Life" with Streetreach logo and stylized cross built into the word "Life".


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2873
Location:
Shankill Road, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Union flag bunting and Loyalist pennant banners on the Shankill Road.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2874
Location:
Crimea Street, Shankill, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"36th (Ulster) Division. Only be remembering these men, and others like them, can we ever repay their memory". Ten portraits are shown of recipients of the Victoria Cross and the poem "In Flanders Fields". Small plaque below reads "West Belfast Athletic & Cultural Society".


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2875
Location:
North Queen Street, Tiger’s Bay, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralLarge adhesive sticker of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams "Tigers Bay First Flute, North Belfast".


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2876
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
First panel of extensive new mural charting important events in Unionism and Loyalism. Cavehill is shown in 1900, a yellow arch representing the cranes of Harland & Wolff shipyards is shown, and a red hulled ship "Clydevalley" is shown for 1912.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2877
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralSecond panel shows "Ulster Day, 28th September 1912" with hundreds of figures queuing to sign Carson’s Ulster Solemn League and Covenant at Belfast City Hall.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2878
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Third panel shows figures in Donegal Square, and Carson on Ulster Day signing the covenant on a round table draped in the Union flag.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2879
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Fourth panel "1916 – 1918 Battle of the Somme" shows a soldier of the 36th Ulster Division with arm raised (from Beadle’s 1917 painting "Battle of the Somme, Attack of the 36th Ulster Division"), German tanks and artillery explosions.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2880
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Fifth panel shows a red hand against a blue shamrock, a reproduction of soldiers posing for a photograph in front of their huts, two soldiers wearing gas masks operating a Vickers machine gun (from the same image recreated for No.1402, Album 40), and Army medics treating a casualty on a stretcher.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2881
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Sixth panel shows white silhouettes of soldiers marching over the poppy fields with tower in the background.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2882
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Seventh panel. "Messines, Somme, Ypres", the Ulster tower, Thiepval and poppy fields.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2883
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralEighth panel. Women filling milk churns during the "Ulster Workers’ Strike". Another scene shows figures on a balcony above a crowd "Sunningdale 1973".


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2884
Location:
Ballysillan Road, Ballysillan, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralNinth panel showing Parliament Buildings, Stormont.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2885
Location:
Wolfend Drive, Ligoneil, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black flag, small shields of the four provinces of Ireland, roll of honour and memorial stone with cross. Replaces No.700, Album 21. See also Public Forms of Memorialisation in Belfast.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2886
Location:
Wolfend Drive, Ligoneil, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of memorial stone from No.2885. "This memorial is dedicated to the memory of all those from the Ligoniel area who lost their lives as a result of the conflict in our country. Mary Queen of the Gael, pray for them. This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Óglaich Declan McCluskey, Óglaich Ná hÉireann. I love my God overall", he said "And then I loved my land. Oh mother dear I was true, to God, to Ireland and to you". Crossed flags of the Irish tricolour and the Fianna Eireann sunburst flag and a harp. Tricolour wreathes are placed at the foot of the memorial. See also Public Forms of Memorialisation in Belfast.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2887
Location:
Ligoniel Road, Ligoniel, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"The Village In Older Times". Black and white images show two children standing shoulder to shoulder, a couple in a garden outside a thatched cottage, two musicians with a fiddle and accordion.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2888
Location:
Ligoniel Road, Ligoniel, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Close-up of the musicians from No.2887, and figures bent over in a field.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2889
Location:
Ligoniel Road, Ligoniel, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralThird panel from No.2887 of two men in a car.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2890
Location:
Forthriver Road, Forthriver, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Faith, Hope, Forgiveness. In the name of love. Rock. He will wipe every tear from their eyes." Painted by Team Syracuse, NY, USA 2004.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2891
Location:
Forthriver Road, Forthriver, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes." Showing a hand wiping tears from a blue faced crying man. Painted by Team Syracuse, NY, USA 2004.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2892
Location:
High Gate, Highfields, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Grafitti "P.rotect S.erve N.ationalist I.deology" in black upper case letters with red full stops.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2893
Location:
Springfield Road, Turf Lodge, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
'H'-shaped configuration with twelve black and white portraits of the hunger strikers from 1981 and the 1970s.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2894
Location:
Springfield Road, Turf Lodge, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralPennant banner "Turf Lodge Remembers Kieran Doherty" with colour portrait of Kieran Doherty on a white background. See also No.747, Album 22, No.798, Album 24, No.995, Album 30, No.1111, Album 33, No.1163, Album 34, No.2776, Album 78.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2895
Location:
Norglen Road, Turf Lodge, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"I ndíl chuimhne fuair said bás ag troid as son saoirse agus muintir ns h-Éireann. In proud memory of the volunteers of Óglaigh na h-Éireann and dedicated friends of the Republican movement from the Greater Turf Lodge area who died fighting for the establishment of a socialist republic. Roll of Honour Vol. Martin Forsythe 24-10-71, Vol. Martin Skillen 3-8-74, Vol. Gerard Fennell 8-11-74, Sinn Féin Paul Best 18-2-76, Vol. Sean McDermott 5-4-76, Vol. Terence O’Neill 1-7-80, Fian John Dempsey 8-7-81, Vol. Tom Magill 26-2-86, Vol. Sean Savage 6-3-88, Vol. Kevin McCracken 14-3-88, Vol. Pearse Jordan 25-11-92. Go ndéanpar cuimhne orthú go deo. Carry on, no matter what odds are against you, no matter what the enemy call you, no matter what torments are inflicted on you, the road to freedom is paved with suffering, hardships and torture, carry on, my gallant comrades until that certain day. Tom Williams. We also remember the civilians who were murdered by British Crown Forces, Loyalist Extremists and enemies of Ireland". Lower plaque "Sheas said chéile" showing a female republican firing a rifle, a republican prisoner, a woman banging a bin lid and women demonstrating. Tricolour wreaths are laid at the foot of the memorial. From Sutton, Martin Forsythe was a 19-year-old IRA man shot by undercover RUC officers during a bomb attack on the Celebrity Club, Donegall Place, Belfast in 1971. Martin Skillen was a 21-year-old IRA man who was shot from a British Army undercover observation post in Clonard cinema building, Falls Road, Belfast in 1974. Gerard Fennel was a 28-year-old IRA man shot by a sniper from concealed British Army observation post during the attempted hijacking of a van on the Stewartstown Road, Twinbrook, Belfast in 1974. Paul Best was a 19-year-old Sinn Féin member who died three months after being shot by the Official IRA while walking along Monagh Road, Turf Lodge, Belfast during an Official IRA/ IRA feud in 1976. Sean McDermott was a 20 year old IRA man shot by an off duty RUC member shortly after being involved in bomb attack on Conway Hotel, Dunmurry, near Belfast, County Antrim in 1976. Terence O’Neill was a 26-year-old IRA man shot by the RUC while running away from the Whiterock Community Centre, Ballymurphy, Belfast. John Dempsey was a 16-year-old Na Fianna Eireann member shot by a British Army sniper during an arson attack on a bus depot, Falls Road, Belfast in 1981. Sean Savage was a 24-year-old IRA man shot by undercover British Army members, while walking along Winston Churchill Avenue, Gibraltar in 1988. Kevin McCracken was a 31-year-old IRA man shot during attempted IRA sniper attack on a British Army foot patrol, Norglen Crescent, Turf Lodge, Belfast in 1988. Pearse Jordan was a 21-year-old IRA man who was shot shortly after his car was rammed by undercover RUC mobile patrol, Falls Road, Belfast in 1992.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2896
Location:
Norglen Road, Turf Lodge, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"We sent our vision aswim like a swan on the river. The vision became a reality. Winter became Summer. Bondage became Freedom. And this we left to you as your inheritance. O Generations of Freedom remember us, the Generations of Vision." Inscription on granite plaque in the ground before the memorial No.2895.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2897
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Andersonstown, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"An stailc ocrais. 1981 – 2006. "To dtreoraí cuimne bur n-íobairtí agus íobairtí denár dtírtrátóirí náisiún beo boct cun bua – Bobby Sands" (The Hunger Strike) with sunlight streaming through the bars of a cell. A prisoner’s hands reach for the lark.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2898
Location:
Garden Row, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Cumann na Finseoige. Ag solárhar sport Ghaelaigh don phobal sa cheantar Coilm" with men and woman playing Gaelic Games. Bobby Sands portrait is central with a celtic interlace border. Two crests of Cumann na Finseoige with the lark are shown. The house is the former location of the Bobby Sands mural No.195, Album 6. See also No.1897, Album 54 and No.2130, Album 61.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2899
Location:
Twinbrook Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Remember the Hunger Strikers, 25th Anniversary" with portraits of the 10 IRA and INLA men who died in the hunger strikers. To the right a black and white panel shows Hugh Rooney and Kevin Toal wrapped in blankets, Bobby Sands and a Republican firing party with rifles raised over a coffin draped in the Irish tricolour.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2900
Location:
Twinbrook Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Remember the Hunger Strikers, 25th Anniversary" Oblique view of the ten black and white portraits of the 10 republican hunger strikers from No.2899.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2901
Location:
Gardenmore Road, Twinbrook, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Hunger Strike memorial stone "1981 Vol. Bobby Sands M.P. 5th May aged 27 Vol. Francis Hughes 12th May aged 25 Vol. Raymond McCreesh 21st May aged 24 Vol. Patsy O'Hara 21st May aged 24 Vol. Joe McDonnell 8th July aged 30 Vol. Martin Hurson 13th July aged 24 Vol. Kevin Lynch 1st Aug aged 25 Vol. Kieran Doherty T.D. 2nd Aug aged 25 Vol. Thomas McIlwee 8th Aug aged 25 Vol. Michael Devine 20th Aug aged 27 1976 Vol. Frank Stagg 12 Feb aged 34 1974 Vol. Michael Gaughan 3rd June aged 24. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will show this desire for Freedom. It’s then we’ll see the rising of the moon". Lark in barbed wire fixed to the left hand side of the memorial. See Public Forms of Memorialisation in Belfast.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2902
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralGraffiti "Hizbollah. Y =Swastika. Hamas". Anti-Israeli and pro-Hezbollah and pro-Hamas graffiti painted during the Hezbollah and Israeli conflict in Lebanon in 2006 on the site of the former Andersonstown RUC/PSNI station.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2903
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Blue wildstyle graffiti design on the breezeblock back wall of the former Andersonstown RUC/PSNI station.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2904
Location:
Divis Drive, Falls, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
"IRSP. INLA" with a wrench and a rifle against a red background. See also No.2840, Album 80.


Album Number:
81
Mural Number:
2905
Location:
Andersonstown Road, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
September 2006
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralWrought iron relief of the lark and barbed wire with the portraits of the ten IRA and INLA hunger strikers to commemorate the 25th anniversary. Within the lark motif are the words from the Five Demands, "Free association, visits and parcels, no prison uniform, no prison work and full remission". The relief is mounted against a wall of the former Andersonstown RUC/PSNI station. See also Public Forms of Memorialisation.

 


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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