The Felons

The [Irish republican] Felons’ Club or Cumann na Méirleach Poblachtach Éireannach (Fb | tw) in 2003. The club was described by Danny Morrison for The Guardian in 1999; despite his pessimism, the club survives to this day (2017). Falls Road, Belfast. Featured previously: an Easter Rising mural inside the club.

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A Company 1st Battalion Belfast Brigade

“In proud memory of the volunteers from ‘A’ company 1st battalion Belfast brigade Oglaigh na h-Eireann who gave their lives in the struggle for Irish freedom also all comrades from the greater republican family who have died and all the people from the area who have been murdered at the hands of the British Army, RUC, UDR and loyalist murder gangs. I measc laochra na nGael go raibh a n-anamacha.” Shaws Road.

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1st July 1916

The Battle of the Somme began on July 1st, 1916, which was also the date (in the Julian calendar) of the Battle of the Boyne. The 36th (Ulster) Division of the British Army lost more than 5,000 men in the initial attack and counter-attack. The battle lasted until November 18th. Parkhall Road, Antrim.

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Denver Smith

“In memory of a dear friend.” UVF volunteer Denver Smith was killed in the early morning of January 1st, 2000 by a gang of six men with machetes and pikes; the incident was perhaps drugs-related (Gaurdian | BBC-NI. For the wider picture An Phoblacht | Irish Times). Parkhall Road, Antrim with kerbstones in the colours of the UVF.

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