Still Not Forgotten

“Remember the hunger strikers 1981 – still not forgotten.” Springhill Park, Strabane

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney

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Remember The Hunger Strikers

Here are six images of the hunger strikers mural in Mountpottinger Road, Belfast. The ten portraits are on cut wooden boards while the rest is painted. On the far right (image 5) is a “spirit of freedom” lark and the names of the ten deceased 1981 strikers. In the centre (image 3) is blanket man Hugh Rooney.

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The Names, The Stories, The Tales, The Sacrifices

“When the story of the Belfast Brigade of the IRA is told, when the war is over, is ended, among that story the names, the stories, the tales, the sacrifices, the actions of the volunteers from the Greater Ballymurphy area will be written large.” “This monument was erected by the republican people of Greater Ballymurphy in proud and loving memory of all those volunteers from the area who their lives in the fight for Irish freedom.” “Unveiled by Gerry Adams 12th May 1985.” I”i ndíl cuimhne i gcónai ag na poblachtánaigh ón cheantar Barr Cluanai.” “Also in memory of the civilians who died at the hands of the British Army, RUC, UDR and loyalist extremists.” The plaque was featured previously but the surrounding mural, with phoenix and volunteers with lowered rifles, is new. Ballymurphy Road, Belfast.

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In Proud Memory

2001 image of the Sandy Row UDA funeral volley mural previously seen in 1997. The same “fuck Rangers” graffitist who sprayed the Sandy Row UFF ‘wings’ mural also got to this mural. “In proud memory of our fallen comrades. We forget them not – at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” Boyne Court, Belfast.

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