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COVID-19 Update: Coiste Irish Political Tours are available upon request. The tour office remains closed to the public until further notice.  All tours will be conducted as private tours for a maximum of 10 people who are from a single household or support bubble and allowed to travel under the current government health and safety regulations. Tours must be booked in advance and pre-paid. Email at tours@coiste.com or call 028 90 200 770 (Tuesday to Friday 10am-3pm) for more information.

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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.

Tours of the Falls Road depart from the Coiste's mural at Divis Tower every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Tours last 3 hours.

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 £12 per person and can be paid cash on the day directly to our tour guide or on the website if you prefer.

    Tour times:

    • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 1pm

Falls Road Mural Tours

04 - 22 Dec 2022

This tour is a must-do for the visitor to Belfast. It is a living history provided by those who have lived through the conflict.

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Joint Falls/Shankill Tour

09 Dec 2022 - 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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