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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Bloody Sunday

 
 
Bloody Sunday Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Bloody Sunday Marker
Inscription.

This mural depicts the events of 30th January 1972 when the British Army opened fire on a civil rights demonstration, killing 14 people. A local priest waves a bloodstained handkerchief at the soldiers as he leads a group of men, carry the body of the youngest victim, away from the scene of the shooting. A soldier stands on a civil rights banner: this speaks of the price that people pay for democratic freedom.

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This plaque is dedicated
to the memory of
revolutionary Republican socialist
'Red' Micky Doherty 1944 - 2003
founder member of the Í.N.L.A. and Í.R.S.P.
wounded on Bloody Sunday

life springs from death,
and from the graves of
patriot men and women
spring living nations - PH Pearse

erected by his family
friends and comrades

 
Erected 1997 by The Bogside Artists.
 
Location. 54° 59.761′ N, 7° 19.623′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is on Rossville Street (B507)
Micky Doherty Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Micky Doherty Marker
just north of the Free Derry Corner, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Mural is on a Lisfannon Park building. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 9DX, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peace Process (here, next to this marker); Free Derry Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernadette (within shouting distance of this marker); IRA Volunteers Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); H Block Hunger Strike Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Petrol Bomber (within shouting distance of this marker); Seán Keenan / Ó Cianáin (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Motorman (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bloody Sunday, 30 January 1972: What Happened?. (Submitted on January 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bloody Sunday Trust. (Submitted on January 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Bogside Artists and Their Derry Murals. (Submitted on January 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsDisastersPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
Bloody Sunday Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. Bloody Sunday Mural
Bloody Sunday Mural and Micky Doherty Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
4. Bloody Sunday Mural and Micky Doherty Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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