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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.
How many murals are there in Derry?
The existing twelve murals are located on walls in Rossville Street in the Bogside area of Derry. See also the 51 recent photographs of the murals and their street context. The Artists published a book about their work in December 2001.
What are the murals in Derry about?
The 12 Derry murals were done by local artists Tom Kelly, William Kelly and Kevin Hasson, and are really political statements. The murals protest policies by the British against Catholics (in which Protestants were exempt), as well as poor social conditions and the lack of economic opportunity open to them.
Where are the Belfast murals?
Murals are for the most part located in working class areas of Northern Ireland, primarily in Belfast and Derry. 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.
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. Its name was taken from a sign painted on a gable wall in the Bogside which read, “You are now entering Free Derry”.
Where are Belfast murals?
Where are the murals in Derry?
The 12 murals that decorate the gable ends of houses along Rossville St, near Free Derry Corner, are popularly referred to as the People’s Gallery. They are the work of ‘the Bogside Artists’ (Kevin Hasson, Tom Kelly, and William Kelly, who passed away in 2017).
Why do they call it Londonderry?
The right name for the city is Derry from the Irish Doire Cholm Chille – meaning the oak-grove of Colmkille. It got the name Londonderry from a company of swindlers that were founded in London, in the seventeenth century, to drive the native Irish off the land and to settle the place with English and Scots.
Are there still walls 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.