Murphy ‘s Law Enniskillen

© By John Keane

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A war memorial statue in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Around the memorial newspapers litter the ground with headlines dating back to the bomb that exploded there. To the left a parchment reading ‘Murphy’s Law’ can be seen. A building lies ruined behind the war memorial.

This was the site of a bomb attack that took place in 1987. Eleven people were killed when the bomb planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army exploded. A ceremony was being held to remember those that died in the two World Wars. The bombing was also known as the Remembrance Day bombing.

The title of the piece includes the words ‘Murphy’s Law’ which states that ‘Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.’

Image courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, London

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Oil and mixed media on canvas


223.5 x 173cm