We are a small group of experienced and enthusiastic tour guides. We have all been guiding in Dublin for several years. Each guide brings their own individual interests and opinions to their tours.

We offer customised tours to suit your group, from a single traveller to groups of 100 or more.

We offer many different tours, from our most popular city tour that weaves the story of the capital and the tales of heroes and villains, Irish Rock music, great Irish writers or sample some local traditional pub culture while sampling local craft beers and whiskey. We all bring our passion and love for our city to our tours. We want you to leave our city with the best possible picture having had the best possible experience.

We hope you can join us!

We have carefully selected experienced partners who offer day trips to the major tourist locations right across Ireland in both large and small groups. Day trips and multi-day tours are offered both in regular scheduled tours and private groups that can be adjusted to suit your group

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,

ITINERARY

  • Checkin at 7.45am

  • Departs at 8.00am

  • Arrive in Carlingford Village for 30 minutes break and short tour.

  • Flagstaff Scenic Viewpoint

  • Scenic drive through South Armagh

  • JonesBoro, Drumintee, Meigh, Camlough

  • Arrive 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 8.00pm 

 

PICKUP

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

  • Tour departs at 8.00am

 

DROP OFF

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

 

THINGS TO BRING

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

  • Warm clothing

  • Comfortable shoes

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Luxury coach

  • Tour Guide on coach 

  • Two political Tour guides in West Belfast

  • Complimentary bottle of water

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Food and drinks

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

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

© Belfast Political Tour 2017