© Belfast Political Tour 2017

* The recent period known as 'The Troubles' is a very contentious time and is still raw in many peoples minds and hearts, the purpose of this tour is to give the guest an insight to why young men and women would voluntary involve themselves in a conflict knowing that it would ultimately lead to their imprisonment at best or potential death.

Any statements and opinions expressed on this tour by the guides are strictly their own and Belfast Free Walking Tour does not endorse any political view, the use of violence and promotion of any political agenda. The guides are contracted to share their own personal story of the troubles. 

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Upon arrival, you will be met by a Republican ex-political prisoner who will take you on a guided walk along the Falls Road and share their personal story on this 3-hour tour. Photograph the local murals and witness visible signs of this community's desire to be part of an Irish Republic. We pass through the electronically-controlled gates leading to the predominately protestant area of The Shankill Road. We meet with a Loyalist ex-political prisoner who will accompany you through the streets of the Shankill, while sharing their personal story. You will witness the determination of the locals who wish to remain part of the United Kingdom. You will have the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall, leaving your thoughts alongside those of Bill Clinton and The Dalai Lama.

 

Unknown to most, modern day Belfast remains a divided city. 40 kilometres of a physical wall, up to ten meters high in some locations and separates what is thought as two religious communities living side by side. For more than 30 years, the controversial time known as "The Troubles'" has had a powerful impact on the city and its residents. Very few people, if any, were unaffected by the violence that plagued the area and everyone has a story to tell.

CONFLICTING STORIES

Starts @ Divis Tower, Lower Falls Road  2.30pm £18

Understanding Belfast's troubled history with  a political  tour by Republican and Loyalist ex-political prisoners. 

 This is a unique opportunity for you to discover the real story you won't get from history books; We invite you to hear first-hand accounts from both sides of this conflicted region, shared by people who were intimately involved in this turbulent period of modern history. Explore up close, on foot- the world-famous murals that define the social, political and cultural history of the city that earns its reputation as the largest, outdoor art gallery in the world and understand the stories behind them.



 

Tour Starts @ Divis Tower at the bottom of The Falls Road 2.30pm 

Check out NPR interview with our guides on tour