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Crowley, Tony
Date Created and/or Issued
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Claremont Colleges Library
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Claremont Colleges Library
Murals of Northern Ireland
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Physical rights are retained by the photographer, Tony Crowley. Copyright is retained by the photographer, Tony Crowley.
Republican memorial, Westrock Dr., Ballymurphy, West Belfast, 1999. Community memorial garden with tiled plaques. Plaque commemorating Springhill massacre. 'On the evening of July 9th 1972 British marksmen mounted an unprovoked and sustained attack on this community among the snipers victims lay 5 dead gunned down during efforts to bring aid and succour to the wounded Still yet waiting for justice to their memory and for freedom of the truth'; images of newspaper headlines. Plaque: 'We remember their selfless courage Life spills on warm summer streets Our taken treasure innocence Our children neighbours priest Their selfless courage we remember'. Plaque (portraits of victims): 'John Dougal age 17 Knowing how he died I am assured that he rests with God (Rose Dougal, mother)”; “Paddy Butler age 38 He was a jolly man who lived for his family and work (Margaret Butler, wife)”; “Father Noel Fitzpatrick We should all pray that we shall one day meet in paradise (his final sermon)”; “Margaret Gargan age 13 She was a good wee girl The people of the Whiterock buried her (Nelly Gargan, mother)”; “David Mc Cafferty age 15 There was a priest shot dead and my son died helping him (Nora Mc Cafferty, mother)'; plaque to left: 'Gairdini Cuimhneachain na carraige thiar agus na carraige baine Gearoid Mac Adhaimh BP a d’oscail go hoifigiuil ar' (Westrock and Whiterock Garden of Remembrance Officially Opened by Gerry Adams MP).
Time Period
Ballymurphy (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Murals of Northern Ireland Collection

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