People of Northern Ireland came up with a great idea to make a touristic image out of conflicts that have been shaking this country, especially Belfast. That wasn't just a confrontation between two opposing politics, nations, but a religious confrontation as well, between Catholics and Protestants. Numerous murals that exist in Belfast are telling a story about conflicts that started 4 centuries ago, when the English began with the conquest.
View on Bogside - a part of the city where catholic Irish live and the place of the most terrifying event in recent Irish history, the famous "Bloody Sunday." From the city walls you are able to see murals describing events from 1969 and 1972. They were painted by a group of artists from Bogside.
"You are now entering free Derry" is a self proclaimed and autonomous area of the city that used to exist in the 1969-1972 period. The wall is preserved and reconstructed to commemorate unfortunate events in Bogside.
The start of Belfast political tour.
"Petrol Bomber" mural describes scenes from August 1969.
"Bloody Sunday" mural reflects demonstrations in the Association for human rights organization. Planned peaceful protest turned into bloodshed where 14 people were killed.
"Operation Motorman" mural reflects the events after "Bloody Sunday" when members of the British forces broke into the IRA bases in all major cities of Northern Ireland.
"Bernadette" mural describes events from 1969, the year of large riots in Bogside.
Unionists – fractions of advocates of Northern Ireland within Great Britain from the end of the 19th till the end of the 20th century.
"Death of Innocence" mural is the first one to be seen from the city walls. It is dedicated to Anette McGavigan who was killed by British security forces, in the street where she used to live. She was 14 years old.
Murals in the catholic part of the city.