James Connolly

“Born 5th June 1868, executed 12th May 1916. Connolly. “Ireland as distinct from her people is nothing to me.” James Connolly, socialist, patriot, republican, lived here [420 Falls Road, Belfast] as labour organizer during the years 1910 to 1916. This plaque was presented by Gerry Fitt MP on behalf of the Republican Labour Party and unveiled by James Connolly’s son Roderic on 5 June 1968.”

Falls Road, Belfast

M02746

Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

Advertisements

Llibertat – Saoirse

The flag and map on the left is the flag of the Catalan Countries (the Starry Plough is in the middle, the Tricolour on the right, with Ireland as a blob). The Catalan Countries include (in Spain) Catalonia, parts of Valencia, and the Balearic islands, plus Andorra, and (in France) the Roussillon region. For a similar pairing (llibertat-saoirse) with portraits of international heroes, see Llibertat (also Llibertat Països Catalans).

Falls Road, Belfast.

M02742

Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

Brendan McNamee – Miriam Daly

Brendan McNamee was shot by the Officials in 1975; Miriam Daly was shot by loyalists in her Andersonstown home. “In death as in life they remain an inspiration to everyone who believes in Irish freedom. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.” Andersonstown Road, Belfast.

M02739

Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

Brian Robinson

“1st Batt B Coy Vol Brian Robinson killed in action 2nd Sept 1989. For his country and people he took up the gun a volunteer to the end and a true Ulster son robbed of his life’s blood in Sept 89 but the name Brian Robinson will live for all time.” Robinson was killed by an army undercover unit moments after he had shot and killed a Catholic named Patrick McKenna (WP). As the plaque notes, his mother died at the same time – she reportedly had a heart-attack when she heard of his death.

Disraeli Street, Belfast

M02733 M02734

Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney