A Tribute To John Hume

“A Tribute to John Hume” by the Bogside Artists. Hume is in the company of other Nobel peace prize-winners: Martin Luther King, Jr (1964), Nelson Mandela (1993), (the Derry bridge,) and Mother Teresa (1979). Hume was awarded the prize jointly with David Trimble in 1988, and Mandela with F. W. de Clerk.
Rossville Street and the rear of Glenfada Park,

M04600 [M04596] [M04597] [M04598] [M04599]

Copyright © 2008 Peter Moloney

Advertisements

Strabane’s Republican Graves

Gravestones to brothers Michael, David, and Hugh Devine, to Charles Breslin, who died alongside Michael and David, to “all those who gave their lives” – “Go luí cré ársa Thír Eoghain go héadrom ar uigheanna ár laochrai uaisle” [May the ancient Tyrone clay lie lightly on the graves of our noble warriors]; this headstone is featured in a Fountain Street mural – and Danny McCauley – “Where there is a struggle for justice, the desire for freedom and resistance to exploitation, there will always be a Danny McCauley.”

M04568 M04567 M04566 [M04565] M04564

Copyright © 2008 Peter Moloney

West Tyrone Command

Updated version of the monument to West Tyrone Command (seen in 2005) – perhaps with new fencing. A modern volunteer stands on the left, Cú Chulainn on the right. “In proud memory of Vol. Charles Breslin age 20, Vol. Michael Devine age 22, Vol. David Devine age 16. West Tyrone command, Ógliagh na hÉireann. Killed by crown forces near this spot23 Feb. 1985.” The three were killed in an alleged shoot-to-kill incident. Obituaries in An Phoblacht. Fountain Street, Strabane.

M04563 [M04561] [M04562]

Copyright © 2008 Peter Moloney