Of all the bars

DSCF7401gThe Felons Club along the Falls Road is surly one bar that holds many secrets, sanctuary and breathes living history on the struggle for a united Ireland. Full membership is only open to those that have served the cause. Steeped in the political violence of a divided Belfast. I sensed a calm atmosphere, indeed quite a friendly one as I took my family into the bar for a drink…. The walls are adorned with many of the hunger strikers who died in prison 35 years this August. One stained glass window caught my eye as I supped my Guinness. “Generation Of Vision” brings home the long battle that may always still be there!

DSCF7390If walls could talk… Felons mens loo

DSCF7398eNelson Mandela is an honorary member of the Felons and this mural was painted a few streets away on the peace wall in West Belfast

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1999/aug/06/features11.g26

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

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