Óglaigh Na hÉireann

Óglaigh na hÉireann/IRA boards on the corner of Crumlin Road and Brompton Park, in Ardoyne, Belfast.


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Charles English

Volunteer Charles English was a member of the IRA’s Derry Brigade (1st battalion). He died on August 6th, 1985, at age 21, when a grenade launcher exploded. His brother, Gary, had been killed four years earlier when an Army land rover hit and then reversed over him (Derry Journal). Images from the funeral are collected in this video. Abbey Street, Derry.


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Who Gave Their Lives For Irish Freedom

“In loving memory of volunters [sic] John Stone, Jason McWilliams, Kevin McCracken, and John Dougal.” The four IRA members are shown in front of the Springhill shops, with a Sinn Féin banner above the windows. With additional portraits of local activists Annie McWilliams, Mary Austin, Kathleen Clarke.

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“In memory of [IRA] volunteers Jim Bryson and Patrick Mulvenna. Died on active service 1973”. The pair were killed by undercover British Army soldiers firing from above the Ballymurphy shops (Broken Elbow). Mulvenna died immediately (August 30th), Bryson three days later. Another plaque will later be added to the centre of the mural. Ballymurphy Road, Belfast

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