Socialist Heroes

Portraits of Seamus Costello (INLA/IRSP founder), Gino Gallagher (INLA chief of staff), Che, Patsy O’Hara, Miriam Daly, James Connolly on the Springfield Road turn-around.

Seen in progress in 2006.

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Ernesto Che Guevara Lynch

“Che” Guevara’s father, also called Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was an Argentinian descended from Patrick Lynch, who emigrated from Galway (in 1742?) and married in Buenos Aries in 1749. (Based on these rodovid pages: one | two | three.) Che’s father is the source of the quote at the bottom of the mural: “In my son’s veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels.”
The Irish inscription, ‘Thocfadh an réabhlóideach a mharú ach ní an réabhlóid a scríosadh”, means “The revolutionary may die, but the revolution lives on.” Fahan Street, Derry. Launched October 13th, 2007 (An Phoblacht).

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We Will Meet Force With Force

1994 images of five (of six) adjacent panels in Ballycolman, Strabane. From left to right: We will meet force with force (1989 | 1990), Che Guevara – They may kill the revolutionary but never the revolution (1989 | 1990), Wear an Easter lily (1989 | 1990), James Connolly – Easter/Cáisc 1916 (1989), Óglaigh na hÉireann (1989), [out of shot: Stop Strip Searches (1989 | 1990)]. The set of six in 1990.

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Copyright © 1994 Peter Moloney

They May Kill The Revolutionary






A row of six panels from Ballycolman estate, Strabane, with individual shots of four of them: (1) We will meet force with force – Irish Republican Army (also seen in 1989); (2) You may kill the revolutionary but never the revolution – Che Guevara 1928-1967 (a completed version of what was visible in 1989); (3) Honour Ireland’s patriot dead – wear an Easter lily (also seen in 1989);  (4) James Connolly (for a solo shot, see the 1989 image); (5) Óglaigh na hÉireann (for a solo shot, see the 1989 image); (6) Stop Strip Searches (seen previously in 1989)

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Copyright © 1990 Peter Moloney