No Pasarán!

“Dedicated to the people of Belfast, the island of Ireland and beyond who joined the XV International Brigade to fight Fascism in the Spanish Civil War 1936 – 39, and to those men and women from all working traditions who supported the Spanish working people and their Republic. This sculpture was commissioned by the International Brigades Commemoration Committee and unveiled by Bob Doyle International Brigade veteran on 13th October 2007. Sculpted by Anto Brennan. Erected by the Open Window Production Team, Gerard Brennan.” Writers Square, Belfast.

Previously by the Brennans: Jim Larkin in Donegall Square.

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United Irishmen 1791-1798

Images from inside Kelly’s Cellars in Belfast city centre, with portraits of Henry Joy McCracken and Theobald Wolfe Tone. ‘The Man From God Knows Where’ is Thomas Russell, an Anglican from Cork who joined the British navy and then the cause of the United Irishmen and the Emmet rebellion. He was executed for treason after the rising in October, 1803 (video of the full poem by Florence WilsonIrish News account of his death).

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James Larkin

“This statue was jointly commissioned by the ICTU & Laganside Corporation. Unveiled on the 8th of May 2006 by David Begg, General Secretary Irish Congress Of Trade Unions. ‘The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us arise’ – James Larkin. Sculpted by Anto Brennan, erected by Open Windows Production Team Gerard Brennan, Gerry McCullough, Joe Morrissey. Architect Des Grehan.” Donegall Street Place, Belfast. See also No Pasarán.

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