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There are two permanent memorials for John, Joseph and Dougald located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  


Both were unveiled in 2010.


After the killings in 1971, the families were advised by Police that a memorial would become a target for vandalism and would not be recommended.

In 2008, the Royal British Legion approached both the McCaig and McCaughey Families seeking permission to erect a permanent memorial.

The families gave permission, and a UK wide fundraising effort commenced.

The large memorial is located in the Ballysillan area of Belfast.  An annual service is held here in May.

The smaller memorial is located on White Brae, the spot where the boys were murdered.  An annual service is held here on the 10th of March.

This painted mural was unveiled in March 2019 and is located in Rathcoole Estate, Belfast.  This act of remembrance was commissioned, funded and now looked after by the local community.

Sadly our memorials are attacked every year.  In fact, the smaller memorial at the spot where the boys were murdered has been attacked more than 27 times.  In fact, the memorials are the most attacked memorials in the whole of Northern Ireland - a complete disgrace

In 2017, the large memorial at Ballysillan was attacked for the first time.

The Families in Scotland have continued to raise funds to help with the repair and clean up costs of both memorials.  


Pictures of the attacks can be seen here on the right-hand side slider >

Even in death, our three boys cannot be left in peace.

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