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Belfast & The Northern Irish Conflict

The Gap of the North, Carlingford Lough and South Armagh

For over 30 years a conflict dominated international news and it affected all aspects of life for the people of Northern Ireland.

Travelling through the Boyne Valley to the medieval town of Carlingford with its impressive Norman castle, nestled at the base of the Cooley Mountains with stunning views across the bay of the Mountains of Mourne we will hear the stories of conflicts and Conquests from the arrivals of The Normans, Prince William of Orange up to the modern-day conflict.

On this tour we examine some of the the events that took place and the difference between the conflict in the city of Belfast and the rural areas like South Armagh, known by the media as ‘Bandit Country’, so named because the might of the British Army was prevented from using the roads due to attacks by the IRA. As we travel through the small local villages in the rolling hills of ‘Bandit Country’ it’s hard to fathom that this area was once a time of road side IEDs, helicopter attacks and kidnapping of security personal.


In Belfast ex political prisoners from both communities will guide us through the areas they grew up in and were intimately involved in the troubles and spent time in jail for their beliefs. We invite you to hear first-hand accounts of this turbulent period of modern history, explore up close, on foot the world-famous murals of the Falls and Shankill Roads and understand the stories behind them,

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  • Checkin at 7.45 am

  • Departs at 8.00 am

  • Arrive in Carlingford Village for a 30-minute break and a short tour.

  • Flagstaff Scenic Viewpoint

  • Scenic drive through South Armagh

  • Jonesboro, Drumintee, Meigh, Camlough

  • Arrive in Belfast Approx 2 hours free time for lunch 

  • Meet Loyalist guide on Shankill Road 

  • Cross Peace Wall at Lanark Way 

  • Falls road tour with Republican guide

  • Return to Dublin approx 8.00 pm 



  • Meet at Dublin City Gallery, Parnell Square North 7.45 am

  • The tour departs at 8.00 am



  • Drop off in O'Connell Street Dublin at approx 8:00 pm



Please come dressed appropriately for not only the season but also for the activity.

  • Warm clothing

  • Comfortable shoes



  • Luxury coach

  • Tour Guide on coach 

  • Two political Tour guides in West Belfast

  • Complimentary bottle of water



  • Food and drinks



  • For cancellation up to 72 hours before departure date: a 10% administration fee will be imposed

  • For cancellation less than 72 hours before departure date or 'no-show': 100% of the total amount will be charged

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