What are the famous murals in Northern Ireland?
Arguably the most well-known and easily identified mural is that of Bobby Sands, on the side wall of Sinn Féin’s Falls Road office. A close second is the collection of Irish republican and international-themed murals which are located at what is known as ‘The International Wall’, also in Belfast.
Do peace walls still exist in Northern Ireland?
The majority of peace walls are located in Belfast, but they also exist in other regions with more than 20 miles of walls in Northern Ireland.
Where can you find a lot of murals in Ireland?
The largest concentration can be found in Belfast; the capital boasts at least 700 murals, a third of which are in excellent condition. Other locations with prolific muraling include Derry, Newtownards, Bangor, Carrickfergus, Portadown, Newry, Ballymena and Enniskillen.
Where are the murals in Derry?
The People’s Gallery is on Rossville Street in the Bogside neighbourhood. These 12 murals were painted by the Bogside Artists, specifically two brothers (Tom Kelly and William Kelly) and their friend, Kevin Hasson.
Where is the King Billy mural?
This mural in the Protestant Shankill Road area of Belfast commemorates the Protestant King William of Orange, who defeated the Catholic James II at the Boyne on 12 July 1690.
Where are the Bogside murals?
The Bogside Artists® are the sole creators of the world famous People’s Gallery® in the Bogside area of Derry in the North of Ireland. The twelve large scale murals are a main visitor attraction in the city.
What is meant by Free Derry?
Free Derry (Irish: Saor Dhoire) was a self-declared autonomous Irish nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland, that existed between 1969 and 1972, during the Troubles.
Why is the Shamrock a symbol of Northern Ireland?
The three-leaf clover, a type of trefoil plant, has been considered the unofficial national flower of Ireland for centuries. Irish legend says that Saint Patrick used the shamrock as an educational symbol to explain the Holy Trinity to nonbelievers as he converted the Irish to Christianity in the fourth century.