United Kingdom Falls Road Murals

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Jules Renahan

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Falls Road is the main road running through west Belfast from Divis Street in Belfast city centre to Andersonstown in the suburbs. The name has been synonymous for over 150 years with the Catholic community in the city. On some walls along the main road have been painted large murals. These are representations of local and national political issues and figures. One of the most famous is the large mural of Bobby Sands on the side wall of Sinn Féin's offices at the corner of Sevastopol Street. Further down the road on the corner of Northumberland Street is a series of murals which has come to be called the International or Solidarity Wall. This is a series of images of international figures who have been involved in various liberation struggles and the period of Northern Ireland's history known as 'the Troubles' - three-decades of conflict between nationalists (mainly self-identified as Irish or Roman Catholic) and unionists (mainly self-identified as British or Protestant). Running parallel is Shankill Road, a predominantly loyalist area.

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