Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
The Bloody Sunday Commemoration
This mural was painted to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. A circle frames the faces of the 14 victims with the youngest in the centre. The circle is the symbol of wholeness, the goal of the healing process. Fourteen oak leaves, the symbol of the city, surround the circle. The soft red colours convey sadness rather than anger.
In the evening light with the sun shining directly on it, it can be very moving, even for us who painted it.
Erected 1997 by The Bogside Artists.
Location. 54° 59.714′ N, 7° 19.659′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is on Westland Street west of Lecky Road (B507), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 9EP, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death of Innocence (a few steps from this marker); The Petrol Bomber (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernadette (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Derry Corner (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bloody Sunday The Peace Process (about 90 meters away); SeŠn Keenan / ” CianŠin (about 120 meters away); IRA Volunteers Honor Roll (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
Also see . . .
1. The Troubles, 1968-1998. (Submitted on January 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bloody Sunday, Derry. (Submitted on January 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Bogside Artists and Their Derry Murals. (Submitted on January 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Disasters • Peace •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.