The Emigrants

London-/Derry artist Eamonn O’Doherty‘s 1990 sculpture ‘The Emigrants’ is in Waterloo Place, Derry (until 2010 when it would be moved to the quayside).


Copyright © 2007 Peter Moloney


Hunger Strikers

The Andersonstown RUC station was demolished in 2005 and (according to this Irish Times article) was to be put up for sale. Instead, the area became a site for murals and this large metalwork, with portraits of the hunger strikers on either side of a lark in barbed wire.


Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney

UVF 3rd Battalion North Belfast

The battles that the 36th (Ulster) Division took part in are listed on either side of the silhouetted soldier: Ypres, Fricourt, Cambrai, Thiepval, Messines, Beaucourt, Somme, Albert, Flanders, St Quentin, Bailleul, Courtrai. The scroll at the top says “Tigers Bay III”. The memorial stone is to the “3rd Battalion, North Belfast”.

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Clonard Memorial Garden


Just out of shot to the left of the final image is a list of C Company, 2nd Battalion IRA dead, led by Sean Gaynor, who is also commemorated by the solo plaque – “murdered in his home at 236 Springfield Road by members of the RIC”. The right-hand plaque commemorates “civilians murdered by loyalists and British forces during the course of the conflict”. The other plaques are “in loving memory of the deceased republican prisoners from the greater Clonard area.” “I measc laochra na nGaedheal go raibh siad – go ndeana Dia trócaire ar a nanamacha”. Bombay Street, Belfast

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Copyright © 2002 Peter Moloney