The Women Of 1916

“They stand for the honour of Ireland/As their sisters in days that are gone/And they’ll march with their brothers to freedom/The soldiers of Cumann na mBan.” “This mural is dedicated to the Women of Cumann na mBan, Oglaigh na hEireann & Sinn Fein”. “From R[uth] Taillon’s book The Women Of 1916.” With portraits of two volunteers with Belfast associations: Winifred Carney and Nora Connolly. Hawthorn Street, Belfast. Seen previously in 2001 left | right.


Copyright © 2004 Peter Moloney


They Were Faithful And They Fought

Two images from the memorial garden in South Link, Andersonstown, Belfast to volunteers from the First Belfast Brigade (céad cathlán den Briogáid Bheal Feirste), members of the “republican movement” and “the civilians who died at the hands of the British Army, RUC, UDR, and loyalist extremists”.

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Copyright © 2004 Peter Moloney

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