Sandy Row Eleventh Night Bonfire, Belfast. 11th July 2018.

The Eleventh Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, a yearly Ulster Protestant celebration. The bonfires are lit to celebrate the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and victory of Protestant Prince, William of Orange over Catholic King James II at The Battle of The Boyne in 1690. 

Orange Order parade, Belfast. 12th July 2018. The Twelfth of July is a yearly Ulster Protestant celebration held on the 12th July. It began during the late 18th century in Ulster. It celebrates the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and victory of Protestant Prince, William of Orange over Catholic King James II at The Battle of The Boyne in 1690, which began the Protestant Ascendancy.

Eleventh Night Bonfire, West Belfast. July 2018. The Eleventh Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, a yearly Ulster Protestant celebration. The bonfires are lit to celebrate the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and victory of Protestant Prince, William of Orange over Catholic King James II at The Battle of The Boyne in 1690.

Old Aghalane Bridge Co Fermanagh. The bridge connected Co Fermanagh with Belturbet, a small village in Co Cavan. In the 1960’s people from Fermanagh shopped and attended dances in the small town. After the troubles started the bridge was seen by Protestants as an escape route for the IRA. Loyalist paramilitaries are blamed for blowing up the bridge. After many attempts the bridge was finally left impassable.

Carlingford Lough oyster farms, Co Louth (south shore), Co Down (north shore). 

There is a huge exchange of water with each tide in the lough, which provides nutrients on which the oysters feed. Freshwater flows from the mountain sides north and south of the lough. It can take up to three years to grow a Carlingford Oyster. The Carlingford Oyster Company, owned by Kian Feisser have been farming oysters in Carlingford for 44 years.

Mural on prison cell wall. Crumlin Road Jail, North Belfast. During the Jail’s 150 years it had many prisoners pass through it’s doors, well known prisoners included Eamon De Valera, Martin McGuiness, Michael Stone and Bobby Sands.

Remains of customs hut on the Co Monaghan side of the Co Monaghan, Co Armagh border, near Middletown.

Remains of the border post at Middletown on the Co Armagh, Co Monaghan border.

Orange Order parade, Belfast. 12th July 2018. The Twelfth of July is a yearly Ulster Protestant celebration. It began during the late 18th century in Ulster. It celebrates the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and victory of Protestant Prince, William of Orange over Catholic King James II at The Battle of The Boyne in 1690, which began the Protestant Ascendancy.

Patsy McHugh, fishing for salmon in lake Foyle on the Lifford side of the Co Donegal, Co Tyrone border. During the troubles in 1968 an attempt was made to blow the bridge up, but was only closed for a short time. The bridge remains an important road link between Lifford and Strabane on the Co Tyrone side of the border.

 

Seaweed Farmers, Lough Eske, Co Donegal. 

For thousands of years and in many cultures, seaweed has been used for food and fertilizer. In Ireland, people started collecting algae in 1200 AD. Farmers have used seaweed for hundreds of years as mulch for soil, and even today there is a large seaweed industry in Ireland.

Decorated room for the 12th July celebrations in the Cathedral Youth Club, Fountain Estate. The Youth Club is run by Jeanette Warke MBE, promoting cross community integration between Protestant and Catholic children and initiatives with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry/Londonderry's primary Irish language, arts and cultural organisation. 11th July 2018.

Fruit and vegetable seller, who started operating from the site when the British Army left, as a result of the Good Friday Agreement, Strabane, Co Tyrone, Co Donegal border.


An Eleventh Night Bonfire on the Fountain Estate Derry/Londonderry. 11th July 2018. 

The Eleventh Night refers to the night before the Twelfth of July, a yearly Ulster Protestant celebration. The bonfires are lit to celebrate the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 and victory of Protestant Prince, William of Orange over Catholic King James II at The Battle of The Boyne in 1690. 

The Fountain is home to approximately 250 Protestants. 10,000 Protestants fled the city's West Bank, to the suburbs during the troubles. 

A commemoration stone on the Co Fermanagh side of the bridge to Kiltyclogher Co Leitrim. The bridge was blown up by the British Army. The stone commemorates Eddie McCaffrey who was swept into the river one night in 1978 and Peter Brennan who died the same way in 1981.

Burial site of Brian Boru, first High King of Ireland, killed at Clontarf, Dublin on 23rd April 1014. St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, Co Armagh.

Memorial to people killed in Omagh bombing on 15th August 1998 at 15:10. The bombing killed 29 people (including a woman pregnant with twins) and wounded 220 others. The death toll was the highest of the 'troubles' (1968-1998). A message on a flower reads, "I wish R.I.P meant return if possible, See you in heaven."

An inscription on the memorial reads "Bear in mind these dead." Omagh, Co Tyrone.

The plinth to the 'Peace For All' statue, stolen in 2016, but retrieved weeks later. The statue was situated close to the Senator George Mitchell Bridge. The statue was created to symbolise peace in the post Good Friday agreement. July 2018.

Circus Corvinni, Bellek. The Greater part of the village lies in Co Fermanagh, part of it crosses the border into Co Donegal. 

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