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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Patsy Gillespie

“Civilian, husband and father” Patsy Gillespie worked as a cook at a British Army base in Londonderry. On October 24th, 1990, he was abducted from his Shantallow home and forced to drive a van loaded with 1,000 pounds of explosives to the base at Coshquin, where it killed five British Army soldiers and Patsy himself (WP). The stone “presented by the soldiers” is opposite the bar on the Buncrana Road.

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Bawnmore Memorial

“‘Many suffer so that some day future generations may live in justice and peace’ – Bobby Sands”, “This plaque is dedicated to the memory of all those from this area who played their part in the struggle for Irish freedom.” With a roll of honour and plaques featuring Joe Cunningham, Martin McKenna, Bobby Sands, Samuel Hughes, Charles McCrystal, Jackie McErlean – the latter three were killed together by a premature bomb explosion.

Bawnmore Park, Newtownabbey

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Ballymacash Bonfire

Here is the Ballymacash, Lisburn, bonfire for 2010, with “IRA” lettering and a crown of tyres. When this site was developed (in 2012), the bonfire site would later move slightly north, across Rathvarna Drive. The “No Taigs” graffiti is on Prince William Road, along the western edge of the estate.

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