South Armagh Political Tour

If you are someone with a keen interest in the political history of Northern Ireland then this unique and riveting 'OPERATION BANNER' guided coach tour to South Armagh cannot be missed.

On this tour you will hear at first hand about the key military engagements carried out between Irish Republicans and the British Army in South Armagh, an area which was once described as 'The most dangerous posting for any British soldier in Northern Ireland'.

You will be led by two knowledgeable and engaging guides, one a former Irish Republican activist from the area and the other an ex-British soldier posted to South Armagh. Listen as each relates his own personal experience of the conflict. 


  • Checkin at 9:15am

  • Departs Belfast at 9:30am

  • Tour of West Belfast murals, Falls Road, Shankill Road and peace walls

  • Comfort stop at the the Applegreen services station

  • Scenic drive through South Armagh

  • Introduction at Ti Chullinn Centre

  • Begin Tour of South Armagh

  • Forkhill

  • Dungooly Cross Roads

  • Coolderry Memorial

  • Crossmaglen

  • Lunch Stop

  • Cullyhanna

  • Fords Cross

  • Silverbridge

  • Mullaghbane

  • Drumintee

  • Return to Belfast approx 6.00pm



  • Check in at Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 9:15am

  • Tour departs at 9:30am



  • Drop off in Belfast City Centre at approx 6:00pm


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

  • Warm clothing

  • Comfortable shoes



  • Luxury coach

  • Two qualified and entertaining tour guides

  • Complimentary bottle of water


  • Food and drinks


  • 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

* 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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