Draoichláirseoirí An Chinn Bhaile

In Táin Bó Cúailnge, the “sweet-mouth harpers of Cain Bile” are also “druids, men of great cunning and great power of augury and magic.” The come to Medb and Ailill to entertain them, carrying mistletoe by which they sing, but are mistaken as Ulster spies; the harpers turn themselves into deer to escape their pursuers, near the Lia Mór (Great Stone) (Death Of Lethan). Springhill Avenue, Belfast.


Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney

One World, One Struggle

Raytheon missiles dropped from a British Aerospace jet rain down on East Timorese citizens under the flag of FALiNTiL (Forças Armadas de Libertação Nacional de Timor Leste), the military wing of FReTiLIn (Frente Revolucionária de Timor-Leste Independente). “During 25 years of Western Government sponsored Indonesian aggression at least 1/3 of the population of East Timor was systematically wiped out. This mural was created as an act of solidarity by FEIC (Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign) in collaboration with an East Timorese citizen and ETISC (East Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign). The project was sponsored by the National Committee for Development Education in Dublin. The paint was donated by Citypaints. Gasyard Wall Feile 2000.” Market Street, Derry.

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Ban Plastic Bullets

Repainted version of Ban Plastic Bullets. At 25 metres long, the mural presents to scale the distances at which the fourteen victims (seven adults, seven children) of plastic bullets were shot. CAIN has a list of the fourteen.

“We recommend the abolition of the use of plastic bullets – United Nations Committee Against Torture, 28 November, 1998”; “A new more lethal plastic bullet will be issued to the RUC on June 1st – It will be [??] deadly at a range of 30 metres – All plastic bullet fatalities have occurred at a range of less the 30 metres.”

Divis Street, Belfast

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