Saturday, October 31
Thursday, October 29
From the battle of the Boyne centre.
An authentic re-enactment of the battle.
I took some pictures when we visited the Battle of the Boyne centre in Louth, a few weeks ago.
I noticed yesterday when I was passing the Sinn Fein head quarters at Sevastapol St corner that there is a new mural beside the most famous one of all in the nationalist west of the city. It looks like a 'Banksy' type mural. It made me wonder how it got on that particular wall, beside that particular mural of Bobby Sands, and question whether or not it was appropriate for another mural such as this to be there.
Closer look at singing songs of freedom
Its a good mural, but I'm not too sure about its appropriateness of being there. There are a couple of others dotted about the place of similar style, which led me to think we could have a Belfast Banksy about the place....
Wednesday, October 28
Darby O'Gill mural in west Belfast
One of my favourate oldie movies is Darby O'Gill and the little people. Albert Sharpe who played Darby O'Gill came from Belfast and two new murals have emerged in west Belfast's Iveagh district, in testamony to this fact. It is rumoured that Sharpe came from Iveagh, though I don't know for sure. We used to go see him in the old Broadway picture house.
The old Broadway cinema
Afterwards we used to go to a shop called Tramona for a glass of 'attaboy' lemonade that cost tuppence. Real fun!!