Graffiti Makeover in Northern Ireland


Street art and murals have both been used as an integral part of spreading ideas and ideologies in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. They often carry depictions of infamous local figures, symbols of local traditions or simply slogans.

Thankfully in more recent and peaceful times, they are becoming less and less common a sight; with existing murals being painted over or adapted to reflect the modern Northern Ireland.

There is perhaps no greater example of this than the above brilliant graffiti in Strabane which was given a playful makeover. Formerly ‘Join the IRA’, the town is now home to graffiti urging them to ‘Join the library’.

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