Sinn Féin Trade Union Dept

James Connolly (1868-1916) foregrounds Dublin’s Liberty Hall, headquarters of the ITGWU and the ICA (Irish Citizen Army) during WWI and the Rising, flying a banner reading “We serve neither king nor kaiser but Ireland.” The building was destroyed during the Rising. The quote, “The cause of Labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of Labour.” is from an 1916 article by Connolly, ‘The Irish Flag‘. “For a Democratic Socialist Republic.” Rockmount Street, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

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Let The Fight Go On

INLA volunteer Patsy O’Hara was born in Bishop Street, Derry, near the site of this mural and memorial. He went on hunger strike the same day as Raymond McCreesh and outlasted him by nine hours, both dying on May 21st, 1981. “If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! – James Connolly”

Bishop St, Derry.

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Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

Who Is The Real Freedomfighters Now!

 

Here is a collection of six murals from Ballycolman, Strabane, all seen previously in 1989 and showing their age, and with some RIRA graffiti “Who is the real freedomfighters now! Real IRA” and “Strabane RUC station – 2001 RIRA”.

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney

You Can Kill The Revolutionary

” … but not the revolution”. Images of a modern IRA volunteer, hero of the 1916 Rising James Connolly (both painted by Mo Chara), Zapata, and a member of the United Farm Workers (both painted by Rubén Ortiz-Torres from the University of California, San Diego). Also, a phoenix and a Mexican eagle, and the colours of Ireland and Mexico. Dedicated to the San Patricios, an Irish battalion in the Mexican-American warBallymurphy Road, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney

We Will Meet Force With Force

1994 images of five (of six) adjacent panels in Ballycolman, Strabane. From left to right: We will meet force with force (1989 | 1990), Che Guevara – They may kill the revolutionary but never the revolution (1989 | 1990), Wear an Easter lily (1989 | 1990), James Connolly – Easter/Cáisc 1916 (1989), Óglaigh na hÉireann (1989), [out of shot: Stop Strip Searches (1989 | 1990)]. The set of six in 1990.

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Copyright © 1994 Peter Moloney

Valuing Freedom More Than Life

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Anyone know these artists? A mural in progress in Drumleck Gardens, Derry. Bobby Sands’s use of the lark as the “spirit of freedom” is combined with a James Connolly quote: “There is no power on Earth [or: There is no outside force] capable of enforcing slavery on a people really resolved to be free, [and] valuing freedom more than life.”

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Copyright © 1990 Peter Moloney