Wear An Easter Lily

“Honour Irelands dead – wear an Easter lily”. On the left, the volunteer’s assault rifle is muzzle down. Mountpottinger Road, Belfast

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Charlie Monahan

Charlie Monahan (Cathal Ó Monacháin/Ó Muineacháin) died along with Con Keating and Daniel Sheehan in a motor accident in Kerry, when their car was driven off a pier on the way to help guide Roger Casement (shown in the top left) land a ship full of weapons. “T’was on Good Friday morning before the break of day/A German ship was signaling way out there in the bay/With 20,000 rifles already for to land/But no answering signal did come from the lonely Banna Strand … And the wild wind sings their requiem on the lonely Banna Strand.” “This mural was sponsored by the Brehon Law Society USA.”

Mountpottinger Road, Belfast

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BRY 1969

The Roll Of Honour (to the hunger strikers) we have seen before, in 2003 and 2004. New is the BRY (Bogside Republican Youth) mural to the right, claiming to date back to 1969, with the shield of Ulster on a Tricolour and fadas randomly distributed over “tiocfaidh ár lá”. Lecky Road, Derry.

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Llibertat – Saoirse

The flag and map on the left is the flag of the Catalan Countries (the Starry Plough is in the middle, the Tricolour on the right, with Ireland as a blob). The Catalan Countries include (in Spain) Catalonia, parts of Valencia, and the Balearic islands, plus Andorra, and (in France) the Roussillon region. For a similar pairing (llibertat-saoirse) with portraits of international heroes, see Llibertat (also Llibertat Països Catalans).

Falls Road, Belfast.

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INLA Fallen Comrades

“In proud memory of our fallen comrades, Irish National Liberation Army” Danny Loughran, Rose Campbell, Matt McLarnon, Bonanza McCann, Nancy Tumelty, Gino Gallagher, Anthony Dornan. “If you strike us down we shall rise again and renew the fight. You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom then our children will win it be a better deed.” “Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.” Christian Place, Belfast.

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Doyle – McParland – Carson

This is a Whiterock Road, Belfast, mural to three IRA volunteers and six other local activists. Clockwise from bottom left: Annie Adams, Rosaleen Russell, Liam Mulholland, Billy Carson (also shown kneeling; killed by the UDA in 1979), Liam McParland (also standing, right; leader of the (pre-split) IRA in Ballymurphy, died in a car crash on 6 November 1969), Sean Doyle (also standing, left; perhaps from 1944 despite the assault rifle), Frankie Toner, Kathleen Moore, Gerry Campbell. There are Christmas lights in the centre of the wall.

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Our Fallen Comrades

“In proud memory of our fallen comrades Vol. Michael “Mickey” kearney, killed in action 18th February 1987, Vol. Patrick “Paddy Bo” Campbell, killed in action 10th October 1999. Irish National Liberation Army. They shall live in the hearts and minds of our people. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.” (Sutton entries at CAIN) New Barnsley Parade, Belfast.

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