Ulster’s Brave Young Men

Three panels from left to right: “Avenue Road Somme Association – in memory of the fallen 36th Ulster [sic] Division”; “Ulster Volunteer Force – Ulster’s Brave Young Men”; “They whom this scroll commemorates, who at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardship, faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of men in the path of duty and self sacrifice giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Those that came after see to it that their names are not forgotten.”

Avenue Road, Lurgan

M07138 [M07139] [M07140] [M07141] [M07142] [M07143] [M07144]

Copyright © 2011 Peter Moloney

Our City, Our Culture

This new board is on the side of Cathedral Youth Club, in the Fountain in Londonderry. From bottom left, clockwise, it shows: St Columb’s cathedral, the old Gaol Tower, Hands Across The Divide (though holding a scroll with a bearded figure with “1690” on his forehead), the Guild Hall, the city crest (Vita, Veritas, Victoria), the peace bridge, the walled city of Derry, Roaring Meg (cannon).

M07021 [M07019] [M07020] [M07022] [M07023] [M07024] [M07025] [M07026]

Copyright © 2011 Peter Moloney

Stand As One

“Make a difference – Join RNU – Be committed – Stand as one – Implement 12th August Agreement! – End strip searches – End controlled movement.” Cogús is the POW department of the RNU, no longer on-line at http://www.republicannetwork.ie. The board is on the rear of Free Derry Corner, which has its own Visual History page.

Lecky Road, Derry.

M06973 [M06974] [M06975] [M06976] [M06977]

Copyright © 2011 Peter Moloney

Hunger Striker Mosaics

For the 30th anniversary of the 1981 hunger strike, the mosaics of the Troubles-era hunger strikers are mounted around the blanket-men board and above the Phoenix in Clowney Street; for a few years they were previously at the Falls-Beechmount corner.

M06885 M06884 [M06886] [M06887] [M06888] [M06889] [M06890] [M06891] [M06892] [M06893] [M06894] [M06895] [M06896] [M06897] [M06898]

Copyright © 2011 Peter Moloney

Banbridge Battalions

The connections between the 36th (Ulster) Division and the Ulster Volunteers are commemorated in Seapatrick: on the left is the YCV shamrock – the 14th battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles was the YCV battalion; on the right, with the digits “1912” is the West Down regiment, 1st battalion (Banbridge) of the Ulster Volunteers, but we also have the years “1914 – 1918” – in September 1914 men from Banbridge (presumably including Seapatrick) joined D Company of 13th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers) and part of the 108th Brigade of the 36th Ulster Division) (Bygone Days).

Seapatrick Road, Seapatrick (near Banbridge), Co Down

M06619 [M06622] [M06621] [M06620]

Copyright © 2011 Peter Moloney