Coiste Irish Political Tours

Conducting Tours Since 1998

Welcome to Coiste Na nIarchimí’s original West Belfast bespoke walking tours, delivered by former political prisoners who share their personal experiences of the British/Irish conflict. Join our FALLS ROAD MURAL TOUR every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY at 10am from the Coiste mural at Divis Tower (Divis Street). £12 per person / £10 concession

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Coiste Irish Political Tours is committed to delivering professional quality tours.

Coiste Irish Political Tours has been been awarded the “Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best 2020” award - being classed within the top 10% of visitor attractions in the world.

Coiste Irish Political Tours operates political tours, educational talks and programmes, and provides associated services to visitors, which advances education for the public regarding the historical and political context of the conflict in Ireland.

We also organise discussions with former political prisoners, members of the republican community, and former members of the British forces who served in Ireland. These discussions allow visitors to take part in unique interaction with primary sources of history - those who were active during our recent conflict.

We have also developed a number of joint tourist initiatives with delivery partners from the tourism sector, including private sector tour operators, Crumlin Road Gaol, Derry Blue Badge Tour Guides and Áras Úi Chonghaile.

Why choose us?

Political Ex-prisoners Tour Guides

Coiste guides are Republican ex-prisoners and members of the republican community whose narrative comes from their experience of our recent history, political activism and political imprisonment. Our story is the story of our communities and their struggles.

Community Project

Coiste is at the heart of our community and our guides are advocates for that community. During our tours we promote and engage with our cultural centres, pubs, clubs, restaurants and museums – ensuring you know what they have to offer and how they enhance your visitor experience.

Multi-lingual

Coiste tours provide tours in Irish, French, Spanish and Italian. As we live in a multi-cultural world we think in a multi-cultural context. Contact our staff to enquire about availability.

While we like to leave our visitors speechless, here’s what some have had to say about our tours.

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My guide took me through West Belfast along the neighbourhoods of the Falls Road and the Springfield Road, adjoining the Shankhill Road, and ending at the Milltown Cemetery.

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I highly recommend “The Coiste – Irish Political Tour”.

My guide took me through West Belfast along the neighbourhoods of the Falls Road and the Springfield Road, adjoining the Shankhill Road, and ending at the Milltown Cemetery.

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Irish Political Tour

My guide took me through West Belfast along the neighbourhoods of the Falls Road and the Springfield Road, adjoining the Shankhill Road, and ending at the Milltown Cemetery.

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Prof. Christine from Agnes Scott College, 2019

Your panel is the highlight of our trip every time. Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge about the conflict, including your personal experiences and insights on identity, the military, growth, and the human cost of colonization and war. Thanks for your time, we are much more aware

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