Ireland’s Cross To Bear


Four panels on Beechmount Avenue (Belfast) in 1981 depicting (from left to right) Ireland in the grip of a British fist, a shouting RUC man in cartoon style, a naked figure in a tricoloured scarf crucified on a union jack, and Ireland carrying a cross “Made in Britain”.



Possibly by Jack Clafferty, a founder member of the Troops Out Movement.

M00121 M00122

Copyright © 1981 LC

Incident At Narrow Water — In Progress


Here are three images of a Rockville Street (Belfast) mural being painted in 1981, depicting (one part of) the IRA’s 1979 ambush of the British Army at Narrow Water Castle, near Warrenpoint (WP), on the same day that Louis Mounbatten was killed (see previously: 13 Gone But Not Forgotten). Images of the completed mural will be posted tomorrow.



M00103, M00102, M00101

Copyright © 1981 LC

The Final Salute


The first names of six hunger-strikers — Bobby, Francis, Patsy, Raymond, Joe, Martin — on a ribbon held by a Tricoloured phoenix against a sunburst, flanked by Starry Plough and tricolour and volunteers firing a final salute. The ribbon would be expanded to include the first names of all ten 1981 hunger strikers. Painted by Con.

Rockdale Street, Belfast


Copyright © 1981 LC