Easter Commemoration

“Easter commemoration Sun. 12th April. Assemble Beechmount Ave 1 pm. Parade leaves 1.30 sharp. Organised by the National Graves Assoc.”

The image on the left is of an Irish Volunteer outside the Dublin GPO in 1916.
Falls Road/Glen Road, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Still Not Free

Éirígí (web) board with the “Democratic Programme Of The first Dáil Éireann” 90 years ago in 1919, declaring “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies”.

This is the first éirígí poster in the PM collection; previously we had only seen stencils (M04501 | M04535). It became a political party in 2007.

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Léana An Dúin – Unbowed, Unbroken

Cú Chulainn stands dying, an inspiration to republicans fighting against the British (rather than Queen Medb), including those Lenadoon locals whose portraits adorn the apex: Tony Henderson, John Finucane, Tony Jordan, Brendan O’Callaghan, Joe McDonnell, Laura Crawford, Mairéad Farrell, Patricia Black, Bridie Quinn (Bridie O’Neill in the previous version of this mural). Repainted, with plaque on the right: “This mural, dedicated to the patriot dead of Lenadoon, was unveiled by Gerard O’Neill, Easter 2009.”

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Fathers And Sons Of The Shankill

“The area suffered immense loss of life during the Blitz of the Second World War. Having given so much in the fight for liberty during World Wars I and II, these digital artworks by Steven Tunley commemorate experience and history from enlistment in World War I to the Blitz and to the celebration of VE Day. The project was funded by the Re-Imaging Communities programme of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and delivered by Belfast City Council with the support of the Lower Shankill Community Association. This project would not have been possible without the support and participation of the local community.” Dover Place, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney