WWI images replace sectarian graffiti in Londonderry

Unveiling the new WWI murals at the Cathedral Youth Club are (back row, left to right) local resident Anne Breslin, Jeanette Warke from the youth club, Housing Executive good relations officer Eddie Breslin and area manager Avril McAllister, along with local children
Unveiling the new WWI murals at the Cathedral Youth Club are (back row, left to right) local resident Anne Breslin, Jeanette Warke from the youth club, Housing Executive good relations officer Eddie Breslin and area manager Avril McAllister, along with local children

New war memorial artworks outside a community centre have been praised as a piece of “lasting testimony” to Londonderry men who fought in World War One.

The art was erected outside Cathedral Youth Club, in the Fountain area on the west bank of the city, in place of a raft of sectarian graffiti.

New WWI murals at Cathedral Youth Club in the Fountain area

New WWI murals at Cathedral Youth Club in the Fountain area

Jeanette Warke from the youth club said: “Within the area, 99 local men were recruited and fought in the war. These murals will bear a lasting testimony to the memory of the men that fought in the Great War during its centenary year.”

It was paid for with roughly £2,000 of Housing Executive cash.

The launch of the new images

The launch of the new images