Staff Captain Jim McGinn

“In memory of Staff Captain Jim McGinn Óglaigh na hÉireann who died on active service near this spot 15th December 1973. Fuair sé bás ar son na saoirse.”

Urney Road, Clady, at the far end of the bridge, into the republic.

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Vol. James McPhilemy

“In memory of Vol. James McPhilemy, Irish National Liberation Army, killed on active service 10th August 1988. Throid sé agus fuair sé bás ar son mhuintir na hÉireann. [He fought and he died for the people of Ireland].” (This is the rare case when “active service” does not mean a premature bomb explosion.) There is also a memorial to McPhilemy in Strabane.

Urney Road, Clady

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Vote Republican

“Change the dynamics of local politics – vote republican! vote for change! Vótáil Garry Donnelly #1 Derry City Council elections 2011” Donnelly ran as an independent republican; he was unsuccessful in 2011 but elected in 2014 (WP). The board appears below a 32CSM board in Westland St, Derry.

See previously: Free The Derry Four (one | two)

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Vótáil Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin electoral ads from Derry and Omagh ahead of the 2011 Assembly elections:

First, a paint-bombed hoarding at the top of Abercorn Road, Derry.
Second, the words of Bobby Sands are invoked in Gobnascale (Strabane Old Rd) – May 5th is also the date of Sands’s death in 1981.
Third, “Ceannasaíocht ar fud na hÉireann” from West Tyrone Sinn Féin in James Street, Omagh.

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Vindicated/Ceartaithe

An Feachtas Um Cheartas Dhomhnach Na Fola/The Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign was founded in 1992 to press for a repudiation of the original (Widgery) Bloody Sunday inquiry and the reopening of the case (Museum Of Free Derry). That second (a.k.a. Saville) inquiry published its findings in June 2010, concluding that those killed and injured were innocent protesters, which led then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron to apologise (Museum Of Free Derry).

A march in search of justice for the Bloody Sunday victims has been held annually since 1973, taking the same route as in 1972 from from Creggan shops to Free Derry Corner; the annual march has continued.

The rear of Free Derry corner has its own Visual History page.

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Cultúrlann Redevelopment

(on the tree in Hedge Row School)
(below Irish dancers)

Cultúrlann Macadam Ó Fiaich was renovated in 2010-2011 at a cost of 1.9 million pounds, with addition of the Dillon Gallery. It would be reopened on September 19th by President Mary McAleese (WP). The images here show the construction hoardings from left (Nansen St) to front (Falls Road) to right (Fallswater St).

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The Mass Graves Of Ireland

“The Mass Graves Of Ireland – with over 1,500,000 deaths sorry is not enough. It is time for the British government and its war machine to leave Ireland and its people in peace.” “This mural is dedicated to the men, women and children who died of starvation during the Great Hunger [An Gorta Mór]. To call this period in Irish history [1845-1852] a famine dishonors the pain and untold suffering our ancestors endured. British warships took the food of our land for profit while our people starved. It was genocide. With this truth told, may they rest in peace.” “Escorting food shipments thru Royal Canal and Grand Canals to Dublin for export to England 17th, 32nd, 45th, 66th, 13th dragoons (whence the term goons).” “During the genocide of 1845 to 1852 the British government seized from Ireland’s producers tens of million of head of livestock, tens of millions of tons of flour, grain meat, poultry and dairy products enough food to sustain 18 million people. 200,000 British troops (100,000 at any given time) and 12,000 RIC removed Ireland’s food at gunpoint.”

“A Róisín, na bíodh brón ort, fár [fé’r] éirigh duit” Each white cross on the map represents a mass grave. The map is originally from irishholocaust.org. An in-progress shot from 2010 can be seen in the Extramural Activity post for this mural.

Springfield Road, Belfast

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