C4316 : Death Of Innocence - The Annette McGavigan Mural

taken 4 years ago, near to Derry, Londonderry County Borough, Creggan, Clooney Park and Foyle Hill, Northern Ireland

Death Of Innocence - The Annette McGavigan Mural
Death Of Innocence - The Annette McGavigan Mural
The large gable-wall murals by the Bogside Artists LinkExternal link are popular tourist attractions for visitors to Derry.

This mural on the gable wall of maisonnette on the junction of Lecky Road and Westland Street close to Free Derry Corner is entitled "The Death of Innocence”. The young girl in the mural is Annette McGavigan who was 14 years when she was killed by a gunshot in crossfire between British soldiers and the IRA on 6 September 1971. After three years of The Troubles in Northern Ireland LinkExternal link , Annette was the 100th civilian and the first child to be killed.

The mural was unveiled on 1 September 1999. An unfinished butterfly was placed above and to the left of her head is and a rifle was drawn along the left hand edge of the mural. In June 2006 the mural was repainted with the butterfly coloured in and the rifle was redrawn broken.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
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Irish: geotagged! C 430 166 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7068N 7:19.6506W
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Irish: geotagged! C 431 166
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Wall Mural  Northern Ireland Troubles  Annette McGavigan 

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