The Fountain is a Protestant enclave contained within the 97% Catholic community of the city-side in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The city is most famous internationally for the occurrence of Bloody Sunday on 30. January 1972. The Fountain is cordoned off with a 'peace-line,' a wall that segregates the community from others around it. This graffiti was found at the bottom of the Wapping Lane in the Fountain.'Taig' is an derogatory term for a Catholic individual. As Northern Ireland just celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast agreement which effectively ended the violence in the region, I found this graffiti to be particularly meaningful. Approximately 3.600 individuals were killed during the Northern Irish 'Troubles,' which lasted from 1969 to 1998. The peace remains fragile.
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