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June 2015
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Peace Walls: a moving encounter

Peace Walls © DR

Jump into a black cab – one of the city’s symbols – to go and ponder Belfast’s history across gigantic coloured frescos that mix images of the past and present. A genuine insight into the city’s historical and cultural heritage. Here you can look at paintings of the IRA (Catholics), or even those of the UVF (Protestants). Armed men, battles and even the cultural symbols of each camp are represented here. Famous Bobby Sands, a member of the IRA, is depicted here: his death after 60 days of fasting unleashed an explosion of murals in his honour…it is estimated that around 1400 frescos have been created since 1996.

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