Myth and folk memory reflect much more than simplistic tales of people sitting around a fireplace and remembering the ‘fine old days’. These legends tell more about a community's context in time and place have taken and passed on as traditional history. They often indicate more about community allegiances, fears, and hopes than the actual event. Old myths, ones that stirred the hearts of a new country in search of a post-colonial identity, reappear in Nationalist and Unionist murals in Northern Ireland.