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A unique walking tour delivered by former political prisoners who share their personal experiences of the British/Irish conflict

Experience authentic tours, delivered by trained guides where you will explore the richness of the history and culture of West Belfast murals and more. All Coiste guides are political ex-prisoner of the republican community and will share their particular perspectives on the history of the area they grew-up in. This political exchange would have been unheard of until very recently and is a fascinating way to spend a few hours with those who have first-hand experience of the British/Irish conflict.

Falls Road Mural Tours every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday at 10am.

Falls/Shankill Tours every Friday at 10am.

Meeting point: Coiste mural at Divis Tower (Divis Street).

Tickets can be purchased at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

 
  • Tours depart Divis Tower (Falls Road)
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT12 7NA

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  • A unique walking tour
  • Learn about the conflict from those who lived through it
  • Irish, Basque, Spanish, Italian and French tours also available
  • Falls Road Mural Tour

    A unique walking tour delivered by former political prisoners who share their personal experiences of the British/Irish conflict.

    The Coiste’s Falls Road Mural Walking Tour starts at Divis Tower at the bottom of the Falls Road and travels through a main arterial route of West Belfast, visiting The International Wall, the Republican Memorial gardens and many murals, each with their own particular story, some relating to conflict in other areas around the world.The tour finishes at Milltown Cemetery where three of the hunger strikers who died during the 1981 hunger strike are buried with other comrades who also paid the ultimate sacrifice in pursuance of their political beliefs. This tour is a must do for the visitor to Belfast. It is living history provided by those who have lived through the conflict and helped shape the current peace process of today.

    After the tour finishes you are invited for a complimentary glass of Guinness in the Felons Club, a local pub, the perfect way to get a little bit of the Irish craic!

    This tour is just £15 per adult and £12 per student/concession. Tickets can be bought on the website or on Eventbrite, or at Visit Belfast office.

    Tour times:

    • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 1pm
  • Falls/Shankill Tour

    The joint Falls/Shankill Tour is a unique experience, blending the narratives of local republican former prisoners telling their story of the past decades whilst guiding visitors through the republican areas of West Belfast and then, at the famous gates of the Peace Wall, handing over the visitors to former loyalists activists to hear their narratives of their localities. This gives a unique first hand narrative of experiences across Belfast communities.

    This three hours tour allows visitors to explore both the nationalist Falls Road and the unionist Shankill Road areas of Belfast. On the nationalist leg of the tour, the visitor will see the world famous International Wall with its political artworks, the Republican Memorial Garden and the world famous mural of Bobby Sands. This tour tracks the course of the “Peace Wall” and goes through Clonard with its famous Clonard Monastery Church and Bombay Street, the epicentre of events in 1969. The group will be then handed over to the loyalist tour guide who will bring it on to the Shankill Area, to hear the unionist/loyalist perspective on our past and visit local sites of interest. This 3 hours walking tour starts at the Coiste’s mural at Divis Tower (Divis Street) and finishes on the Lower Shankill road.

    This tour is just £17,50 per adult and £15 per student/concession. Tickets can be bought on the website or on Eventbrite, or at Visit Belfast office.

Joint Falls/Shankill Tour

03 Feb - 27 Oct 2023

This three hours tour allows visitors to explore both the nationalist Falls Road and the unionist Shankill Road areas of Belfast.

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