Political Wing Of RUC

“Sinn Fein [Féin] Political Wing Of RUC”, “Free Kilwikilie”, “Free all POWs”, “KRY” [Kilwilkie Republican Youth], “Republican Network For Unity”, in Levin Road, Lurgan.

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No Water Charges!!!

This BBC page gives a brief history of water charges in Northern Ireland up to 2009, eight years after they were originally to be introduced. The protesting board above – “No water charges”, below an Ógra Shinn Féin board, is in Bridge Street, Strabane.

“Join Ógra Shinn Féin. Shaping the Ireland of tomorrow – a voice for the youth of today. ‘Everyone has their part to play’ – Bobby Sands.”

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You Lost Your Lives But Will Never Die

The river Mourne flows through Strabane town, home to 20 IRA volunteers and Sinn Féin activists who died during the Troubles: Fian Tobias Molloy, Vol. Eugene Devlin, Vol. Seamus Harvey, Vol. Gerard McGlynn, Vol. Jim McGinn, Vol. Neil Lafferty, Vol. Patrick Cannon, Vol. Peter McElchar, Hugh Devine, Vol. Michael Devine, Vol. David Devine, Vol. Charles Breslin, Vol. Josie Connolly, Vol. Danny McCauley, Patrick Shanaghan, Vol Damian Brolloy, Jim McAleer, Ivan Barr, Charlie McHugh.

“You’ve come to know the winds that blow, the glory that surrounds you. You hills that flow from Knockavoe, to wrap their warmth around you; on Irish streets in August heat, thro’ dusky dark December, you lost your lives but will never die, as long as we remember.” The author of the poem is unknown. Fountain Street, Strabane.

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50 Aniversario Cuban Revolution

“50 aniversario Cuban Revolution 1959-2009. Comhgairdeas a mhuintir Chúba! [Congratulations, people of Cuba!] Caoga bliain den réabhlóid. [Fifty years of the revolution.] ‘We have no right to believee that freedom can be won without struggle’ – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara Lynch. Ógra Shinn Féin.” International board in Meetinghouse Street, Strabane, with portraits of Fidel Castro and (Jim Fitzpatrick’s) Che.

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Galbally Commemoration

National Hunger Strike Commemoration. Remember the hunger strikers. Tír Eoghain 2009. Blackflag and torchlight presentation, Anne Street, Dungannon. Main commemoration Galbally community centre.” Placed temporarily on top of Sinn Féin – The Winning Way. The same board was hung in Chapel Road, Dungiven.

Bridge Street, Strabane.

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