We Remain What We Are


“Of course we can be murdered, but while we remain alive, we remain what we are, political prisoners of war – B. Sands”. A lark in barbed wire on an Irish tricolour, with the names of the ten hunger-strikers who died: B. Sands, F. Hughes, P. O’Hara, K. Lynch, M. Devine, R. McCreesh, J. McDonnell, M. Hurson, K. Doherty, T, McIlwee [McElwee]. Whiterock Road, Belfast. Below is an earlier version of the murals and below that the wall in preparation.



M00097, M00205, M00204 [M00207]

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Unite To Fight Hunger Torture Death


In addition to the board at the top of the stairs there is a tricolour with “IRA” on it (to the left) and (on the right) the names, in Irish, of the first four hunger-strikers on either side of a celtic cross: Roibeard Ó Seachnasagh, Eamonn Mac Craois, Pronsias Ó hAodha, and Pádraig Ó hEadhra. Shaws Road.


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Victory To The Blanketmen POWs



An advertising hoarding on the Springfield Road (just before the Whiterock Road), Belfast, is taken over by a republican artist: “H” and “A” for the H-Blocks and Armagh Women’s Prison, with the names of four hunger-strikers (Bobby Sands Patsy O’Hara, Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh) and two tricolours.

M00086 M00085

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