Convery & Mallon

“I ndil chuimhne ar óglaigh Brendan Convery [and] Gerard Mallon, Irish National Liberation Army, a fuair bás ar son saoirse 13ú Lúnasa 1983. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.” The pair were shot during an attack on an RUC checkpoint in Dungannon (Sutton | IRSP).

Tamney Crescent, Maghera.

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William Steel Dickson

“William Steel Dickson 1744-1824 United Irishman. Minister of a church on this site.” Dickson was adjutant-general of the County Down Irishmen and was arrested a few days before the insurrection (WP). Like Henry Joy and Mary Ann McCracken and William Drennan, Dickson is buried in Clifton Street Cemetery and was commemorated by a mural on the New Lodge Road in Belfast.

The plaque is on the Portico in Steel Dickson Ave, Portaferry


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Republican Silverbridge

Four images from around Silverbridge, Co Armagh. First, a vintage “RUC Out” on a traffic sign; second, “No absentee landlord repossessor’s or their agents wanted in south Armagh” (for some background, see No Grabbers Here); third, an anti-Agreement stencil protesting the treatment of republicans in Maghaberry; fourth, “IRA” nail-up on a power-line pole near lower Cashel Lough.

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Remember The Hunger Strikers

These are images from 2012 of the ‘My brother is not a criminal’ memorial in Ford’s Cross/Silverbridge, seen previously in 2006.

As the second image shows, earlier hunger strikers are also remembered: Thomas Ashe 1917, Michael Fitzgerald, Joseph Murphy, Terence McSwiney 1920, Joseph Whitty, Denis Barry, Andy Sullivan 1923, Tony Darcy, Sean McNeela 1940, Sean McCaughey 1946, Michael Gaughan 1974, Frank Stagg 1976.

The gallery of twelve hunger strikers in ‘Remember the hunger strikers’ is further up the road, towards Cullyhanna.

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Burns & Moley

Two images from Creggan, Co. Armagh (near Crossmaglen). First, the memorial to “Brendan Burns, Carnally, 1958-1988” and “Brendan Moley, Dorsey, 1958-1998” “who died here on active service on the 29th February 1988 – fuair siad bás ar son na saoirse.” (Tribute from RN.) A Celtic warrior with a spear stands in front of a Janus statue. “South Armagh Sinn Féin Cumann.”

Below, “restore political status”. Both are on Donaldson’s Road.

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In The Grip Of Murderers

“Murder! Paul Quinn refused to be bullied for that he was beaten to death. Is this the ‘peace’ you signed up for? Your community in the grip of murderers!” Paul Quinn, from Cullyhanna, was beaten to death in 2007 by a group of about ten men at a County Monaghan farm, in what is thought by the family to have been a dispute with the local (South Armagh) IRA (WP).

Cardinal O’Fiaich Square, Crossmaglen


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