The Context and Development of Irish Literature:
History, Poetry, Landscape


The underground political history of the Troubles is rendered on the sublime wall murals that can be found throughout the neighborhoods of Belfast, particularly in the Catholic working-class region of the Falls Road and the Protestant working-class region of the Shankill Road--two neighborhoods that reside cheek-by-jowl in central Belfast.

The mural below is a tribute to Bobby Sands, commemorating his martyrdom for the cause of justice in Northern Ireland.

  The following slide show exhibits many of these murals that constitute a virtual history text of Irish culture:

Belfast Murals


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