Murder In Mind

A small tribute to the Bloody Sunday dead on the 30th anniversary of the event: portraits of fifteen victims with two verses of a song “Murder In Mind”: “They came to our town, the Paras, with murder in mind//As people marched down from Creggan/Towards the Guildhall for civil rights/It was a cold but sunny day/No one could image what was in front of them that sunny day.//The Paras stood in William Street/Laughing and chatting and raring to go/To murder for king and crown/And for Ted Heath 10 Downing Street”.

For the memorial pillar itself, see these images from 1974, its inaugural year.

Rossville Street, Derry

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney

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Bloody Sunday

This Bloody Sunday info board in Rossville Street, Derry, is directed at an international audience, being “dedicated to all those throughout the world who have struggled, suffered imprisonment and lost their lives in the pursuit of liberty, justice and civil rights” and focusing as much on the Widgery report (“branded a whitewash by human rights groups throughout the world”) and continued demands for justice as on the events of the day.

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney

Bloody Sunday

The third mural by the Bogside Artists (after The Petrol Bomber and Bernadette) is “Bloody Sunday” (painted with Sean Loughrey), painted for the 25th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. It reproduces a famous photograph by Gilles Peress, of local priest Edward Daly waving a blood-stained handkerchief in advance of four men carrying the body of Jackie Duddy. The left-most figure has been changed into a British paratrooper, and he is trampling on a “civil rights” banner similar to one used to cover a body. In the background is an image from earlier in the day, of the civil rights march from Creggan to the Bogside. Rossville Street, Derry

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The Day Innocence Died

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Portraits of the 14 Bloody Sunday victims on small boards in Westland Street, Derry. From Bloody Sunday Memorial, their names were Patrick J. Doherty (aged 31 years), Gerard V. Donaghey (17), John F. Duddy (17), Hugh P. Gilmour (17), Michael G. Kelly (17), Michael M. McDaid (20), Kevin G. McElhinney (17), Bernard McGuigan (41), James G. McKinney (27), William N. Nash (19), James J. Wray (22), John P. Young (17), and John Johnston (59).

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Copyright © 1993 Peter Moloney