Here is a gallery of the murals in Belfast and Derry believed to have been painted in 1981.
There are about 70 from Belfast and 40 from Derry.
There might be many more: Rolston writes describes how, following a few pieces of careful lettering (such as the first two items below) and two murals from early 1981 (M00184 and M00085 below), “After Sands’s death, an explosion of murals occurred in nationalist areas. Within a few months, at least one hundred were painted in Belfast, fifty in Derry, and others in nationalist areas of Armagh, Lurgan, Newry, and Strabane.” (Rolston 1991, p. 79)
Belfast – Twinbrook, Lenadoon, Shaws Rd
Tiocfaidh An Lá Nuair Beidh Éire Saor Arís (R1047)
Sands Funeral Volley (R91083)
Belfast – Andersonstown
Liberty (R91083 M00380)
Hunger Strikers TDs (R91083)
Out Of The Ashes That Was Belfast (R91086)
Belfast – Turf Lodge, Ballymurphy, Whiterock Rd
Belfast – Rock Streets
Belfast – Beechmount, Springfield Rd, Middle Falls
Political Prisoners Of War
Belfast – Clonard, Lower Falls, Divis
Belfast – Ardoyne
The Battle For Survival
For Those Who Believe
Derry – Shantallow
Derry – Creggan
Derry – Brandywell
Derry – Bogside
Derry – Foyleside
Derry – Gobnascale
Key to reference numbers. Thanks to all of the following for the use of their images.
M = Peter Moloney Collection – Murals
T = Paddy Duffy
X = Extramural Activity
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