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King Billy on his white steed, between orange lillies on the Orange lodge in Shuttle Hill, Coleraine, with the arch of Orange symbols at the front gate.

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The 300th Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Boyne

The King William III Prince of Orange mural is repainted and to it are added the UYM emblem and a set of flags of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Most significantly, however, the modern-day gunman on the right has been replaced by another Williamite soldier. Seen previously in 1990 | 1991.

Blythe Street, Belfast

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The City Is Saved

“In Londonderry on 7 December 1688 thirteen Apprentice Boys seized the initiative, closed the gates of the city and refused admittance to the Jacobite troops. This event is annually commemorated in Londonderry by the Apprentice Boys of Derry. The siege of the City did not actually begin until 18 April 1689,when James II appeared in person at Bishop’s Gate and was refused admittance. The City’s defenders greeted James with cries of ‘No surrender!’ and fired shots at him. The Jacobites were incapable of mounting an effective siege, thus, the Jacobites sought to starve the city into submission. The defenders too had to cope with severe problems. Some 37,000 people were trapped in a city whose normal population was approximately 2,000. The hard-pressed defenders were reduced to eating rats, mice and dogs fattened on human corpses. Some 15,000 people died of dysentery and malnutrition. On the 28th July 1689 three Williamite ships managed to break the boom on the Foyle and relieve the city.”

Third in a series of panels on Thorndyke Street, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2005, 2007 Peter Moloney