Éirí Amach Na Cásca

For the 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the mural shown above was painted on Beechmount Avenue, Belfast (aka RPG Avenue). The mural reproduces a 1941 stamp designed by Victor Brown showing an armed volunteer outside the GPO. For more information and the postage stamp, see Raising The Flag.

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Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

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Let The Fight Go On

INLA volunteer Patsy O’Hara was born in Bishop Street, Derry, near the site of this mural and memorial. He went on hunger strike the same day as Raymond McCreesh and outlasted him by nine hours, both dying on May 21st, 1981. “If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! – James Connolly”

Bishop St, Derry.

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Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

Pat Finucane

“Targeted by British Establishment; Executed by Loyalist killer gang.” Solicitor and “human rights activist” Pat Finucane was shot in 1989 at his home in north Belfast by loyalist paramilitaries aided by MI5. Collusion in the killing was admitted in 2011 by then-Prime Minister David Cameron. Ten years after Finucane’s death, Rosemary Nelson was also assassinated. “If you don’t defend human rights lawyers, who will defend human rights? – Rosemary Nelson”. Rare for a mural, this piece is signed by the artists.

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Copyright © 2003 Peter Moloney

Release All POWs Now

Both male and female prisoners of war are represented in this mural: by the male and female faces — the male above the silhouette of Long Kesh, the female behind bars (presumably of Armagh prison) – and by the (formerly astrological) symbols for male (Mars) and female (Venus). “Saoirse” (“freedom”). The mural is signed (top left): “G[erard Mo Chara] Kelly 95 [© SF??]”. Kinallen Court, Belfast.

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Copyright © 1997 Peter Moloney