Aye Ready

Support for Glasgow Rangers in a mural from the “Londonderry Loyal RSC [Rangers Support Club]” (and a stencil next to “PSNI touts out”) and the Northern Ireland team (“our wee country”) in the Fountain, Londonderry.

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Derry City FC

Derry City is the largest and most famous soccer club in Derry, but this mural mentions four other minor teams: senior league (first division) team Ballymoor, Northwest premier division team Brandywell Celtic, senior league (premier division) teams Brandywell Harps and Bluebell Celtic.

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Know Your History

“If you know your history …” – a mural sponsored by the Belfast Celtic Society in St. James’s Crescent celebrates some star players – Charlie Tully (WP), Paddy Bonnar, and  Jimmy Jones (WP) – and the old playing ground, Celtic Park or ‘Paradise’, on Donegall Road. Wide shot and close-ups below. (Belfast Telegraph write-up.)
Video from the Belfast Celtic Society of the work in progress and of the unveiling – Jimmy Jones was there in person.

St Katherine’s Road, Belfast.

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Give Sectarianism The Boot

This is just one of the nine kids and local community boards (five from the Charter Youth Club, four from the Sandy Row Womans Group [sic]) at the blind end of Blythe Street, Belfast. The panel in the middle right of this one is of kids taking part in “Give Sectarianism The Boot” an initiative of the IFA and Community Relations Council.

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St Colmcille

Three new murals are added to the walls of the Lecky Road underpass to brighten it up. Above, St Colmcille (St Columba) sails from Derry to Iona (Scotland), in order to start a monastery there; he founded a Derry monastery in 540. The smaller pieces show the emblem of (Glasgow) Celtic FC and a young mother in front of a (civil rights?) protest beside Free Derry Corner.

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Copyright © 2008 Peter Moloney