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.
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
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