INLA Fallen Comrades

“In proud memory of our fallen comrades, Irish National Liberation Army” Danny Loughran, Rose Campbell, Matt McLarnon, Bonanza McCann, Nancy Tumelty, Gino Gallagher, Anthony Dornan. “If you strike us down we shall rise again and renew the fight. You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom then our children will win it be a better deed.” “Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.” Christian Place, Belfast.

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Fáilte Go Dtí Bóthar Na bhFal

“Failte go dtí Bothar na bhFal” [Welcome to Falls Road]. From left to right (images top to bottom): Balor, Fomorian enemy of the Tuatha and other mythological characters; Celtic FC (not shown); more heroes perhaps including Nuada; stag with harp player; swans; water sprite (not shown; see X00752); Janus/cross/dolmen/fáilte; and (facing the previous murals) swan with signatures (not shown); a dolmen.

Ross Cottages, Belfast.

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Relatives For Justice

A plaque and info board are added alongside the updated Nora McCabe/plastic bullet mural in Islandbawn Street, Belfast: “This mural is dedicated to Norah McCabe and all the victims murdered by rubber & plastic bullets used by the RUC & British Army. Sponsored by the Troops Out Movement & was unveiled on behalf of Relatives For Justice by Mary Pearson 11/09/05.” “Tá an múr-ealain seo tíomnaithe do Norah McCabe agus do no hiobartaigh uilig maraithe agus gortiathe le piléir rubair agus plaisteacha ag an RUC agus ag Arm na Breataine. Tá an múr-ealain seo urraithe ag Troops Out Movement agus nochtadh é thar cheann Relatives For Justice ag Mary Pearson ar 11/09/05.”

(2001 with original plaque | 2003 without original plaque)

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Doyle – McParland – Carson

This is a Whiterock Road, Belfast, mural to three IRA volunteers and six other local activists. Clockwise from bottom left: Annie Adams, Rosaleen Russell, Liam Mulholland, Billy Carson (also shown kneeling; killed by the UDA in 1979), Liam McParland (also standing, right; leader of the (pre-split) IRA in Ballymurphy, died in a car crash on 6 November 1969), Sean Doyle (also standing, left; perhaps from 1944 despite the assault rifle), Frankie Toner, Kathleen Moore, Gerry Campbell. There are Christmas lights in the centre of the wall.

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Pray For Us And Erin

“Dedicated to Vols Bobby McCrudden, Mundo O’Rawe, Pearse Jordan. In passing this mural pause a little while, pray for us and erin, then smile.” Ballymurphy mural to three local PIRA volunteers. O’Rawe’s pose (in the centre) perhaps owes something to the poster for the 1996 film Michael Collins. From a photo at CAIN, the plaque reads “I ndíl chuímhne Oglach Edward ‘Mundo’ O’Rawe, Oglach Robert McCrudden, Oglach Pearse Jordan Who gave their lives for Ireland’s freedom.”

Divismore Crescent, Belfast

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Our Fallen Comrades

“In proud memory of our fallen comrades Vol. Michael “Mickey” kearney, killed in action 18th February 1987, Vol. Patrick “Paddy Bo” Campbell, killed in action 10th October 1999. Irish National Liberation Army. They shall live in the hearts and minds of our people. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.” (Sutton entries at CAIN) New Barnsley Parade, Belfast.

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The Blood And Lives Of Those Now Dead

INLA plaque in Friendly Street, Belfast. In proud memory of our fallen comrades: brothers James ‘Jim’ and Thomas ‘Ta’ Power – the former killed by a premature explosion in Friendly Street, site of this plaque, the latter killed alongside John O’Reilly in Dublin by the IPLO, and Emanuel Gargan, who was also killed in the feud. “When the freedom of our country and class has been won let us guard it well remembering it was paid for by the blood and lives of those now dead. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.”

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Live Free

Joe Cahill joined the Fianna in 1937 and was involved in the republican movement from then until his death in 2004, including being in Tom Williams’s company in 1942 and later a founder member and Chief of Staff of the Provisional IRA. He is honoured in the mural above alongside his brothers Tom and Frank Cahill. “Never will they label our struggle as criminal – Bobby Sands.”

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Life Spills On Warm Summer Streets

British Army snipers ensconced into Corry’s timber yard shot dead five people, including three teenagers, from Springhill and Westrock on the summer night of July 9th, 1972. All were unarmed. These images are from the Westrock-Whiterock memorial gardens (“gairdíní cuimhneacháin”) in Westrock Drive, Belfast.

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