Ballymurphy Cumann Na mBan

Volunteers in Cumann na mBan (or youth wing Cumann na gCailíní) from Ballymurphy and Springhill are remembered in a mural in Ballymurphy Road, Belfast. Anti-clockwise, they are Maura Meehan, Anne Marie Pettigrew, Dorothy Maguire, Eileen Mackin, Catherine (Cathy) McGartland, Anne Parker. All but Mackin are included in the Greater Ballymurphy plaque.

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney


Women In Armed Struggle


“Solidarity between women in armed struggle” across the world: female members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Cumann na mBan, and the Southwest African People’s Organisation (from Namibia) drawn within the symbol for woman (also the planet Venus in astrology). The mural (or perhaps the wall) was “Improved by Sinn Féin Youth” and on the side-wall: “Cowardly loyalists backout”. Falls Road, Belfast


Copyright © 1985 Peter Moloney