Glóire

The IRA memorial in the centre of Crossmaglen (in Cearnóg An Chairdineil Ó Fiaich) depicts a young man striding forward (as in the Gibraltar mural drawing on the memorial at Ballyseedy) over a phoenix.

“Glóire daoibhse a laochra umhla cróga a d’fhulaing le fonn ar méad bhur ngrá fial ar shaoirse na hÉireann.” “Glory to you all praised and humble heroes who have willingly suffered for your unselfish and passionate love of Irish freedom.”

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Eddie Fullerton

Sinn Féin councillor (Buncrana Urban District Council and Donegal County Council) Eddie Fullerton was killed in his Buncrana home by the UDA in 1991.

Cockhill Cemetery, Buncrana

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Clonard Memorial Garden

 

Just out of shot to the left of the final image is a list of C Company, 2nd Battalion IRA dead, led by Sean Gaynor, who is also commemorated by the solo plaque – “murdered in his home at 236 Springfield Road by members of the RIC”. The right-hand plaque commemorates “civilians murdered by loyalists and British forces during the course of the conflict”. The other plaques are “in loving memory of the deceased republican prisoners from the greater Clonard area.” “I measc laochra na nGaedheal go raibh siad – go ndeana Dia trócaire ar a nanamacha”. Bombay Street, Belfast

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Who Is The Real Freedomfighters Now!

 

Here is a collection of six murals from Ballycolman, Strabane, all seen previously in 1989 and showing their age, and with some RIRA graffiti “Who is the real freedomfighters now! Real IRA” and “Strabane RUC station – 2001 RIRA”.

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The Names, The Stories, The Tales, The Sacrifices

“When the story of the Belfast Brigade of the IRA is told, when the war is over, is ended, among that story the names, the stories, the tales, the sacrifices, the actions of the volunteers from the Greater Ballymurphy area will be written large.” “This monument was erected by the republican people of Greater Ballymurphy in proud and loving memory of all those volunteers from the area who their lives in the fight for Irish freedom.” “Unveiled by Gerry Adams 12th May 1985.” “I i ndíl cuimhne i gcónai ag na poblachtánaigh ón cheantar Barr Cluanai.” “Also in memory of the civilians who died at the hands of the British Army, RUC, UDR and loyalist extremists.” The plaque was featured previously but the surrounding mural, with phoenix and volunteers with lowered rifles, is new. Ballymurphy Road, Belfast.

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