McGurk’s Bar Commemoration Committee Give Thanks

The McGurk’s Bar Commemoration Committee wish to extend their great thanks for the support that they have had in realizing Ireland’s newest piece of art, an astonishing mural-relief that recreates the actual bar. Without your help we doubt if the mammoth project could have been completed.

As well as those we thanked on the night, the list is long but in no specific order:

The North Belfast News (who also sponsored us), the Irish News and the Belfast Telegraph for great coverage | The BBC and UTV for the same

Our local politicians

Belfast City Council

Aileen in the Rocktown Bar for all her help

Marie and Gary, Survivors of Trauma, for their hospitality and use of their premises

Seán Rafferty for use of the scaffolding

St Kevin’s Hall for their great hospitality

Glen Park and Dockers’ Club for hosting the fundraisers

Everyone who attended the fundraisers and/or donated prizes

Cairde na h-Éireann for their great support and sponsorship of the mural

Paul O’ Connor (Pat Finucane Centre) and Jane Winter (British Irish Rights Watch) as always


All the volunteers who gave the help without question and made it possible for us to complete the project on time

Paul, Whack, Michael, Mickey, Christopher, Ruarí, Geordie, Andrew, Edward, Gerard, Gavin, Sparky, Seán and Gary:

Everyone, including our own families, who donated their time and money


From the McGurk’s Bar Commemoration Committee

I would like to give personal thanks to Committee members themselves. Without Gerard, Alex, Robert, Tommy, Tom, Frank and Margaret, this project would never have been imagined nor realized.



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