A mural in Belfast celebrating Cromwell's men moving into Ireland
"Catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power. Therefore I'm led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed" - Oliver Cromwell
"Our Clergy persecuted and our Protestant churches desecrated. Also our Protestant people slaughtered in their thousands" - Oliver Cromwell
Loyalist mural on Hopewell Crescent, Lower Shankill, created in 2000. The mural intertwines three organisations, the Ulster Defence Union (UDU), established in 1893 to resist home rule legislation, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), established in 1972 for the defence of Protestant/Loyalist areas and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), the alias for the military section of the UDA. The mural attempts to demonstrate what the artist perceives to be the correct, historical trajectory for Northern Ireland, displaying an armed contemporary UDA member against sepia-effect representations of nineteenth-century defenders of the crown in Ireland. In so doing, the mural cements a notion of natural progression, albeit in a clearly military vein, stamped with the flags of England, the UDA and Scotland, each individually crowned and sharing the familiar motto ‘Quis Separabit’ – ‘Who Shall Divide Us?’.
Armed loyalists, UVF, YCV and PAF emblems. ‘Prepared for peace, ready for war.’
A celebration of release of prisoners from the H-block in 2000