No Pasarán!

“Dedicated to the people of Belfast, the island of Ireland and beyond who joined the XV International Brigade to fight Fascism in the Spanish Civil War 1936 – 39, and to those men and women from all working traditions who supported the Spanish working people and their Republic. This sculpture was commissioned by the International Brigades Commemoration Committee and unveiled by Bob Doyle International Brigade veteran on 13th October 2007. Sculpted by Anto Brennan. Erected by the Open Window Production Team, Gerard Brennan.” Writers Square, Belfast.

Previously by the Brennans: Jim Larkin in Donegall Square.

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The Five Demands

At the centre of the hunger strikers iron-work on the site of the (former) Andersonstown RUC barracks is a lark in barbed wire; the barbed wire, however, contains the five demands: no prison uniform, no prison work, free association, visits and parcels, and full remission.

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James Larkin

“This statue was jointly commissioned by the ICTU & Laganside Corporation. Unveiled on the 8th of May 2006 by David Begg, General Secretary Irish Congress Of Trade Unions. ‘The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us arise’ – James Larkin. Sculpted by Anto Brennan, erected by Open Windows Production Team Gerard Brennan, Gerry McCullough, Joe Morrissey. Architect Des Grehan.” Donegall Street Place, Belfast. See also No Pasarán.

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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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