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Art of the Celts No.10 – Celtic Mural, The Markets, Belfast

ImageNow this is what you call street art!  The Markets area of Belfast is home to this impressive gallery of Celtic’s greatest heroes, a massive team huddle and Cesar holding high the greatest trophy in world club football.

 

Here’s another view of the mural:

 

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And here are some details from it.  Must be something opening your window and being greeted by a Jinky almost three times the size of the original!

 

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The Markets was also home to this impressive piece of street art to celebrate Celtic’s treble-winning season of 2000-2001: Image

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View our gallery of Celtic-related art here:  https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/art-of-the-celts-the-series/

 

Art of the Celts 9 – Main Entrance, Old Celtic Park

ImageThe main entrance in front of Celtic Park is being renovated at the moment with the development of ‘The Celtic Way’ leading up to the front door. 

For many years the entrance to Celtic Park was marked by a distinctive stained glass work with ‘Celtic FC’ emblazoned on it.  A new facade was put on the main stand when it was extended at the time of the centenary season but fortunately this iconic piece of glass was saved – and can now be viewed in the corridor inside Celtic Park. 

 

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For a number of decades some of Celtic’s greatest men walked under this glass into Paradise and it also witnessed a few memorable moments itself. 

 

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Art of the Celts – The Series

Art of the Celts 1 – Danny, Danny, Danny McGrain

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https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/art-of-the-celts-1-danny-danny-danny-mcgrain/

 

 

 

Art of the Celts 2 – Glasgow Celtic, 1954 by Roy Young Ferguson

 

Art of the Celts 2 - Glasgow Celtic, 50 Years Ago

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Art of the Celts 3 – The Charlie Tully Mural, West Belfast

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Art of the Celts 4 – Larsson by Howson

Art of the Celts 4:   Larsson by Howson

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Art of the Celts 5 – John Glass, A Celtic Founding Father

ART OF THE CELTS 5 - JOHN GLASS, A CELTIC FOUNDING FATHER

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Art of the Celts 6 – Bertie Peacock Statue, Coleraine

 

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Art of the Celts 7 – ‘The Lisbon Lions’ by Graham McKean

 

Art of the Celts 7 - 'The Lisbon Lions' by Graham McKean

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8.  Brother Walfrid Statue, Celtic Park

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Art of the Celts 7 – ‘The Lisbon Lions’ by Graham McKean

Art of the Celts 7 - 'The Lisbon Lions' by Graham McKean

This painting was commissioned by the club in 2007 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Lisbon triumph. It captures the warmth and humour of the Lions, Jock and the fans brilliantly. A limited edition run of 300 prints were made.

Check out the artist’s website here: http://www.graham-mckean.co.uk/

 

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View our gallery of Celtic-related art here:   https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/art-of-the-celts-the-series/

Art of the Celts 6 – Bertie Peacock statue, Coleraine

This is a surprising location for anything associated with Celtic FC.  But Bertie Peacock was a special man. 

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The captain of Celtic’s famous 7-1 team, the ever-smiling Bertie played in the Hoops for 12 years and was a very popular player with team-mates and supporters alike.  The Coleraine man was also a distinguished internationalist for Northern Ireland and it was when playing for the North in the 1958 World Cup (when they made it to the quarter-finals!) that he earned the nickname ‘THE LITTLE ANT’. 

 

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Bertie went on to manage Northern Ireland for five years and also his hometown team of Coleraine, who won their first ever Irish League Championship under Bertie’s guidance in 1974.  He went on to help establish the famous Milk Cup youth tournament. 

 

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With 453 Celtic appearances and 50 goals, Bertie Peacock is a legendary Celt.  This statue was unveiled by Pat Jennings in 2007, three years after Bertie’s death. 

 

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Sportsman   Statesman   Gentleman – Celtic’s Bertie Peacock

 

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ART OF THE CELTS 5 – JOHN GLASS, A CELTIC FOUNDING FATHER

ART OF THE CELTS 5 - JOHN GLASS, A CELTIC FOUNDING FATHER

John Glass was one of Celtic’s leading founding members, along with Brother Walfrid and Dr John Conway. Glass was the most influential Celt behind the scenes through the club’s first two decades and this portrait, which remains on display at the modern Celtic Park today, was commissioned by the club in honour of the work John Glass did in its name.

The painting used to hang in the Celtic manager’s office, as confirmed by Willie Maley writing in 1915: “Of the great and good men whom I was privileged to join with in that famous first year, I would give pride of place to John Glass, whose photo hangs above me as I write, and it seems but yesterday since I heard him invite me to throw in my lot with the Celts. A man of whom Celtic will be ever proud.

To have any idea of the work John could, and did, do for the club he loved, one had to live with him to realise it. For years he thought of nothing but Celtic. He was at it from morning till night. If a fellow had to be persuaded he was coming to the best team in Scotland Glass could do that in a jiffy, whilst many a fellow’s fortune was made right away once he had listened to the voice of the charmer in the person of the burly Celt. For nineteen years we had in John Glass the most faithful clubman any club ever had, and one who never grumbled at any job as long as it was for the club.” (Weekly Record and Mail, 1915)