Their Only Crime Is Loyalty


UFF and LPA/LPOW mural on Newtownards Road with masked volunteer and rifle, with the “U” in barbed wire. (The words “East Belfast Brigade” would later be added in the middle.) With a quote modelled on the Declaration of Arbroath: “For as long as one hundred of us remain alive we shall never in any way consent to submit to the rule of the Irish, for it is not for glory we fight but for freedom alone which no man loses but with his life.” (Originally, “for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”)

This is the first gable on the so-called “Freedom Corner” (though it is not clear if it bore this name at the time of this image); here is the next gable.


Copyright © 1991 Peter Moloney




Two images from 1991 of the Londonderry, UDF, and UDA insignia in Bond’s Place, Derry. The LPA prisoner behind the bars of the gate is new. See previously 1990’s Vita Veritas Victoria and an earlier version with King Billy from 1985.

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Who Fears To Speak Of Easter Week



Two images of a mural for the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising (éirí amach na Casca 1916-1991) by Mo Chara Kelly, who recreates a piece by Robert Ballagh showing the signatories of the Proclamation (and Countess Markievicz) with raised fists (included below). A phoenix is added, above. Glenalina Road/Whiterock Road, Belfast.

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Copyright © 1991 Peter Moloney