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Directory of Murals in Northern Ireland

#3
Two older favourites of mine:

On roofs near Shillington Bridge in Portadown after Loughgall:

SAS 10, IRA 0

On a wall in Sandy Row during hunger strikes:

We'll never forget you Jimmy Sands
 
#5
Painted on a rural road many years ago near Carrickmore was:

Brits out
RUC out
UDR out

To which someone had added 'Roger out'
 
#6
RGSM I understand where you're coming from and to a degree I agree with you, but I'm a firm believer in allowing our heritages and histories to be maintained and protected.

I'm not saying every single mural should be kept, but those of the greatest historical value and in conjunction with a history booklet and lessons for the children, and indeed adults, wishing to study and be educated in the history of these troubled times should be selected and maintained.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana
I think enough of this has existed for too long.

Beebs
 
#7
blessed baby cakes said:
RGSM I understand where you're coming from and to a degree I agree with you, but I'm a firm believer in allowing our heritages and histories to be maintained and protected.

I'm not saying every single mural should be kept, but those of the greatest historical value and in conjunction with a history booklet and lessons for the children, and indeed adults, wishing to study and be educated in the history of these troubled times should be selected and maintained.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana
I think enough of this has existed for too long.

Beebs
you will have a riot on your hands if you tried to remove ANY of them
the local authorities are inclined to ignore them and let time and weather do the rest
 
#8
Ranger_Danger said:
Two older favourites of mine:

On roofs near Shillington Bridge in Portadown after Loughgall:

SAS 10, IRA 0

On a wall in Sandy Row during hunger strikes:

We'll never forget you Jimmy Sands
Risking a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

loughall was 8-0 not 10

the hunger striker was bobby sands
 
#9
Risking a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

loughall was 8-0 not 10

the hunger striker was bobby sands

That's why they're good like.

Personally I was quite fond of the "FARC off Gerry Kelly" that appeared in Sandy Row about the same time as the "Columbia Three".

I also enjoyed "Trimble is a trader!" which appeared on one of the M1 motorway bridges after the GFA.

"Chuckie Are La!" is still visible beside the door of the Europa Bus Station, penned by a patent "Gaelic Walt"

My particular favourite though was "Tigger's Bay UFF" on one of the security cameras in Tiger's Bay a loyalist area of North Belfast.

I've never viewed Winnie The Pooh in the same light since.
 
#11
Biscuits_Brown said:
Risking a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

loughall was 8-0 not 10

the hunger striker was bobby sands

That's why they're good like.

Personally I was quite fond of the "FARC off Gerry Kelly" that appeared in Sandy Row about the same time as the "Columbia Three".

I also enjoyed "Trimble is a trader!" which appeared on one of the M1 motorway bridges after the GFA.

"Chuckie Are La!" is still visible beside the door of the Europa Bus Station, penned by a patent "Gaelic Walt"

My particular favourite though was "Tigger's Bay UFF" on one of the security cameras in Tiger's Bay a loyalist area of North Belfast.

I've never viewed Winnie The Pooh in the same light since.
Yes I know hunger striker was Bobby - the irony was in the fact that Loyalists had put "Jimmy Sands" Just to let the other side know t hat yes, he would be forgotten, at least by Orangemen.

Loughgall - you are right, my memory did not serve me well enough there. Strange though as I drove past it twice a day for 4 years and the van (or should I say collander) in question ended up in our barracks for a while. Funny how the mind plays tricks.
 
#13
the van (or should I say collander) in question ended up in our barracks for a while.



Now that would make a nice gate guard for a camp :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#15
Biscuits_Brown said:
Risking a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

loughall was 8-0 not 10

the hunger striker was bobby sands

That's why they're good like.

Personally I was quite fond of the "FARC off Gerry Kelly" that appeared in Sandy Row about the same time as the "Columbia Three".

I also enjoyed "Trimble is a trader!" which appeared on one of the M1 motorway bridges after the GFA.

"Chuckie Are La!" is still visible beside the door of the Europa Bus Station, penned by a patent "Gaelic Walt"

My particular favourite though was "Tigger's Bay UFF" on one of the security cameras in Tiger's Bay a loyalist area of North Belfast.

I've never viewed Winnie The Pooh in the same light since.
My favourite was the plea for freedom on a wall in Bushmills that ran
"Free are loyalist prisoners now!"
 
#16
Ranger_Danger said:
Loughgall - you are right, my memory did not serve me well enough there. Strange though as I drove past it twice a day for 4 years and the van (or should I say collander) in question ended up in our barracks for a while. Funny how the mind plays tricks.
"Jimmy Sands" made me chuckle.

Didn't 1 / 2 non-IRA get caught in the crossfire at Loughgall or something? Perhaps that makes 10. Not perhaps in the best taste if so, I guess.
 
#17
Certain areas have been removing some of their murals.

It would be a shame to remove all the murals, there really are some fantastic ones out there, granted their are some bloody awful ones that need to be taken off the walls.
 
#19
ibbo said:
They had a big poster of him in Tin City Germany stating he won the dieter of the year competition. Around 1990 ish.

How amusing that was.



Ibbo
If i remember right there was all the telephone numbers added as well something like the hotline from maggie to bobby sands was ate nothing ate nothing and other hunger strikers number was ate nothing too.
 

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