Cromwell in Ireland - a loyalist perspective
|Loyalist mural celebrating the arrival of Cromwell in Ireland|
Shankill Parade, Shankill, Belfast, 2002 pdf version
|'Oliver Cromwell Born 1599, Died 1658'|
Portrait of Oliver Cromwell surrounded by ‘Lieutenant General Lord Protector of the Protestant Faith’.
Mural shows 5 figures and two horses and two text panels.
|Left hand text panel:|
‘Catholicism is more than a religion. It is a Political Power therefore I’m led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is Crushed - Oliver Cromwell.’
|Right hand text panel:|
‘Our Clergy persecuted and our Protestant churches desecrated. Also our Protestant people slaughtered in their thousands - Oliver Cromwell.’
'To Hell, or Connaught'
At the sight of the poor and barren province, even one of Cromwell's own generals
observed that there was
'neither water enough to drown a man, nor a tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury him.'
For a map of the Cromwellian Land Settlement, please go to