William Drennan

“Dr. William Drennan 1754-1820 patriot & radical, born in the Manse on this site [the grounds of First Presbyterian in Rosemary Street]”. For an account of the unveiling, including a profile of Drennan, see Ulster History Circle.

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For Valour

The bravery of two Carrickfergus natives, which won each of them the VC, is recounted on the side-wall to a larger 14th Royal Irish Rifles mural. Pte. James Crichton served with New Zealand infantry in France (in WWI) and Sgt. Daniel Cambridge served in Crimea.

The Larches, Carrickfergus.

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Strabane INLA Memorial

“Arm Saoirse Náisiúnta na h-Éireann. [INLA] Vol. James McPhilemy, killed in action 10 August 1988; [INLA] Vol. Alex Patterson killed in action 12 November 1990. ‘Your spirit will live on in the hearts of all who cherish freedom, justice and equality. Fuair siad bás ar son saoirse na h-Éireann.”

Gallany Court, Strabane

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Ulster Tower

“The Ulster Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. It was officially opened on 19th November 1921 by Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson. The tower is located close to the Schweben Redoubt, a German stronghold at the edge of Thiepval Wood, France, which the Ulster Division attacked at 7.30 am on the 1st July 1916.” “This mural was dedicated to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division on 31st July 2010 by the West Belfast Athletic And Cultural Society. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’ – John 15:13”.

Conway Street (“Somme Street”), Belfast

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Stevie McKeag

The scaffolding is still up in front of the new Stevie McKeag mural in Hopewell Crescent, Belfast. In-progess shot from July: M05746.

“In proud and loving memory [of] Stevie ‘Top Gun’ McKeag, military commander 2nd batt. C coy, West Belfast Brigade [UDA]. Born 01-04-1970, died 24-09-2000.”

Hopewell Crescent, Belfast

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