The Spirit Of Freedom

There are a couple of interesting elements in this 30th anniversary hunger strikers mural in the Bogside. The frame is formed by chains (as seen previously on the Bobby Sands mural in Belfast) rather than knot-work, the names of Frank Stagg and Michael Gaughan are mixed into the list (rather than appearing together at the beginning or end), both the lark and the dove are included, and – most unusual and possibly unique – is the Irish translation of Bobby Sands’s saying “Our revenge will be the laughter of our children”: Bainfear ár ndíoltas amach leis an gháire dár bpáistí. (And, as a super-extra bonus, the Irish has been – correctly – painted without tittles.)

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Longtower Youth Club

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Longtower Youth Club – 66 years serving the community”. An oak leaf (for Derry) combined with a dove (for peace) next to three panels (only on of which is shown) of “Brandywell Sporting Heroes”. St Columba’s Walk, Derry.

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney
Copyright © 2010 Peter Moloney

The Cutting Edge

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Five in a row in Moyola Drive, Derry: Briogáid Doire with crossed rifles and oak leaves; [a Tricolour – no separate image]; “the cutting edge” weaponry; a Sunburst; and, a celtic cross flying Starry Plough and Tricolour with the names of the deceased 1981 hunger strikers.

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