Seamus Bradley

“In proud and loving memory of Vol. Seamus Bradley, killed on active service 31st July 1972. Beirigi bua.” For (a little) more, see Hegarty And Bradley.

Central Drive, Derry

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Hegarty And Bradley

“On July 31st 2001 two tree were planted on the grounds of Sean Dolan‘s GFC to commemorate Daniel Hegarty (15) and Seamus Bradley (19) murdered by British Troops during Operation Motorman on July 31st 1972.” Both teens were from Creggan. It is alleged that IRA volunteer Bradley was taken away and tortured after being shot; calls for an inquiry continue (Derry Journal | Pensive Quill).

Bligh’s Lane, Derry

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McBrearty – Maguire

“In proud and loving memory of Vol. George McBrearty and Vol. Charles ‘Pop’ Maguire killed on active service 28th May 1981.”

A mural to McBrearty (and a new plaque to both men) was unveiled in 2017.

On Coach Road (Southway) just above Lone Moor Road, where the pair were shot by the SAS.(There is an image of the incident scene in this Derry Journal article.)

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Those From The Markets

Celtic cross and plaques “In memory of all those from the Markets and Lower Ormeau who died as a result of the conflict” (with Terence MacSwiney quote) and “In memory of all those who dedicated their lives to the struggle for Irish freedom”, in particular IRA 3rd battalion Belfast Brigade volunteers Nolan, Downey, Davison, and Fian J. Templetom. With flags for the 20th anniversary of the hunger strike.

Stanfield Place, Belfast.

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Lower Falls Memorial Garden

Here are six images from the lower Falls memorial garden. Four of the central monument, which honours “those brave and gallant vols” of Belfast Brigade D Coy, 2 Batt. The left-hand panel quotes Pearse and the right-hand panel commemorates the Falls Curfew of July 1970. Also shown are two plaques, one to the left and one to the right, again honouring the members of D Coy, 2nd battalion of the IRA. “Their bravery and courage will be etched in the annals of Irish Republicanism and indelible in the minds of generations to come. Scríobhfar a n-ainmneacha i litreacha óir.”

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Tom Williams

Tom Williams’s family was driven out of the Shore Road and settled in Clonard, where he joined the local Fianna and then IRA. He was hanged at age 19 in Crumlin Road gaol for the killing of an RUC officer. Williams took responsibility so that the others in the gang, including Joe Cahill, could be reprieved. His body was buried in the prison but exhumed and re-buried in Milltown in 2000 (WP).

Next to the board is a plaque “dedicated to all from the Falls and Clonard areas who lost their lives as a result of the conflict in our country. A Mhuire, banríon na nGael, guigh orthu. [Mary, queen of the Gaels, pray for them]”

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Kidso Reilly

Thomas “Kidso” Reilly was brother of Jim Reilly of Stiff Little Fingers and working as road manager for Bananarama when killed on the Springfield Road on August 9, 1983. Ian Thain, of the Light Infantry regiment, was convicted of his murder. He served less than three years before being released and rejoining the army (like Lee Clegg). (Guardian) “Always remembered by his friends – Trinity Lodge Celtic Supporters Club.” Ardmonagh Gardens, Belfast.

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Nora McCabe – The Truth

A candle for each of the seventeen people killed by plastic bullets, including, in the middle, Nora McCabe. From the info plaque: “Nora McCabe was shot dead by the RUC on the 8th July 1981 at 7:45 a.m. as she left her home in Linden Street off the Falls Road in Belfast for the corner shop to buy cigarettes. It was also the morning that Joe McDonnell died on hunger strike …” For the poster her candle sits on, see Plastic Death.

Islandbawn Street, Belfast

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