1994 version of the 1990 Spirit Of Freedom mural on Moyola Drive, Derry, with a faded James Connolly quote on the scroll: “There is no power on Earth [or: There is no outside force] capable of enforcing slavery on a people really resolved to be free, [and] valuing freedom more than life.”
Copyright © 1994 Peter Moloney
A mix of old (Celtic designs and knotwork) and new (Disney characters dancing to a DJ) in a mural on the Falls Road, Belfast.
Copyright © 1993 Peter Moloney
Crossed armalites beneath a celtic circle-and-triangle. Ballycolman, Strabane
Copyright © 1989 Peter Moloney
A dolmen, standing stones, designs from Newgrange, an illustration from a celtic manuscript, and the warrior Cú Chulainn surround Padraig Pearse’s poem Mise Éire
“Mise Éire, sine mé ná an cailleach béara,
Mór mo glóire, mé a rug Cú Culainn cróga.
Mór mo náire, mo clann féin a dhíol a mátair.
[Mór mo phian, bithnaimhde do mo shíorchiapadh.
Mór mo bhrón, d’éag an dream inar cuireas dóchas.]
Mise Éire, uaigní mé ná an chailleac béarra.”
Or, in English:
“I am Ireland: I am older than the Hag of Beara.
Great my glory, I who bore brave Cúchulainn.
Great my shame, my own children that sold their mother.
[Great my pain, my irreconcilable enemy who harrasses me continually.
Great my sorrow, that crowd, in whom I placed my trust, decayed.]
I am Ireland, I am lonelier than the Hag of Beara.”
The wide shots below show both Chamberlain Street murals, Mise Éire and the Firing Party mural featured previously.
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Copyright © 1985 Peter Moloney
The Starry Plough provides a backdrop for the tricolour and the sunburst. There is also an early appearance of some Celtic knotwork, at the top of the mural, along with the shields of the four provinces in the corners. Whiterock Road, Belfast
Copyright © 1981 LC