The simple Celtic cross that served as a memorial below the plaque of the to the five killed in a UDA attack on a Sean Graham shop on the Ormeau Road on February 5th, 1992, has been upgraded with a large plaque bearing portraits of the five victims – James Kennedy, Willie McManus, Jack Duffin, Peter Magee, Christy Doherty.
“This memorial serves as a reminder of the suffering that was caused, the collusion that lay behind it and our determination that truth and justice will ultimately prevail.”
“Erected on the 20th anniversary in loving memory of those that were murdered for their faith. 1992-2012”
Youthful impressions of life in Derry: a burning bonfire of bricks?, a Celtic cross, and a Tricolour flying over Free Derry Corner. Art by Caolan, Tonisha, P.M., Amy-Leigh, BAP, Chloe, Liam, E.S., Cian, Conor, Chantelle, and KT in Meenan Square, Derry
Owen Paterson (with one “t”) is the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who revoked Price’s licence last year after she appeared at an Easter rally but those charges have just been dismissed (BBC). This Marian Price (WP) mural on the Whiterock Road was launched on May 13 to protest her continued incarceration.
“In memory of the innocents cruelly killed and injured in [a UVF car bomb] explosion on 17th March 1976” outside the Hillcrest Bar, Dungannon. Josephy Kelly, Andrew Small, James McCaughey, Patrick Barnard. “Mary Queen of Ireland pray for them.”
Donaghmore Road (and lily in Newell Road) Dungannon
The ten deceased 1981 hunger strikers were preceded in the 1970s by two prisoners who died in English prisons: Michael Gaughan (d. 1974 WP) and Frank Stagg (1976 WP). The larger of the two quotations here is from Stagg: I want my memorial to be peace with justice. The protesters on the left date back to a 1981 poster which was used on the first mural – for both, see I’ll Wear No Convict’s Uniform. The proclamation and the Tricolour lie on the grass.