Ireland in oils, painting the troubles, National Army Museum

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  1. Ralph Lillford visited Northern Ireland in the 1970s and found the experience and imagery of urban conflict creatively stimulating. His resolve ‘not to be deflected from confronting the sharp edge of human experience’ involved him in a number of startling experiences - being chased and stoned on the Creggan Estate, and being detained by armed men in balaclavas.

    I hate being chased when I'm stoned.

    SAS or 49 Para?

    I'm sure he has a contribution to make and as long as everybody doesn't look like Cilla Black then it must be worth a look.
    Thanks to ViroBono for that excellent observation.
  2. My Father was in charge of building the houses in the Creggan in the late forties to fifties then in the seventies he used to wish he could bulldoze the whole lot down.