Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
This mural depicts one of the surviving hunger strikers as he looked after 53 days without food. He was one of seven men who went on hunger strike at the Maze prison in Belfast from 28th October, 1980 in protest against loss of their rights as political prisoners. His image was beamed around the world on television. He is joined by one of the women from Armagh jail who went on strike in sympathy. Both are wrapped in blankets marking their refusal to wear prison uniform.
Ours is a commemorative art. Raymond McCartney’s photograph smuggled out of ‘the Maze’ seemed to tell the whole story of the grief and suffering of the inmates.
The H Block Armagh Prison Struggle
And In Memory Of
Bobby Sands • Frank Hughes • Raymond McCreesh • Patsy O’Hara • Martin Hurson
Kevin Lynch • Kieran Doherty • Tom McElwee • Michael Devine • Joe McDonnell
Ni neart go cur le chéile
Erected 2000 by The Bogside Artists.
Location. 54° 59.851′ N, 7° 19.496′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is on Rossville Street (B527) just north of Joseph Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 9DR, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peace Mural (a few steps from this marker); Bloody Sunday (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bogside (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mc Nutt, Phelan, and Mc Shane Memorial (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Bloody Sunday (about 90 meters away); Motorman (about 120 meters away); H Block Hunger Strike Memorial (about 180 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
Also see . . .
1. Republican hunger strikes in the Maze prison, 1980-1981. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. 1981 Hunger Strikes - Long Kesh Prison. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Inside the political maze of the H-Block hunger strike. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. The Bogside Artists and Their Derry Murals. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.