King Billy makes a comeback

The Village area used to be known for its large King William mural (most notable was the pictured horse’s ability to walk on water). Demolition removed it a number of years ago but now he is to make a comeback with a King William mural to become a feature of the area again. It will replace a paramilitary mural of the grim reaper (a rip off of an Iron Maiden Album cover). The Arts Council Chief Executive, Roisin McDonough, said:

“The fact that it’s being replaced by King William is not an act of triumphalism. King William is not offensive to people in this area. It’s part of their legitimate Orange cultural heritage.”

It is one of 18 new mural projects.


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