Falls Road Tour
Falls Road Tour
Duration : 3 Hours
Price From : £12.00
Max People : 15
Start Location: Coiste Mural at Divis Tower on Divis Street
Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY at 10am from the Coiste mural at Divis Tower (Divis Street).
For many, the Falls Road Mural Tour has been the highlight of their trip to Ireland. This particular tour has attracted visitors to West Belfast in their thousands in recent times. Many of them have had the unexpected opportunity to meet many leading figures involved in the current peace process and also those who were in prison as a result of the British/Irish conflict.
Former activists and political ex-prisoners from within the Republican community host this 3 hour walking tour and provide the visitor with an in depth insight into the most recent phase of the Anglo/Irish conflict. The guides weave their own personal stories into the tour as they visit many different sites that explain both the local and wider history of Ireland.
The tour starts at Coiste’s mural at Divis Tower at the bottom of the Falls Road and travels through West Belfast, visiting The International Wall with its many famous murals, and the Republican Memorial gardens. Included in the tour there is also a visit to the local Irish History Museum. The next major highlight of the tour is the internationally reknown Bobby Sands’ mural. The tour finishes at Milltown Cemetery, the site of Bobby Sands’ grave, where all three of the hunger strikers who died during the 1981 hunger strike are buried with other comrades who also paid the ultimate sacrifice in pursuance of their political beliefs.
At the end of the tour, your guide will bring you to the nearby Felons Club and restaurant where you will receive a complimentary glass of Guinness.
With the purchase of your ticket, you are entitled to a hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and a traybake for £4 at Áras Uí Chonghaile (James Connolly Centre). For anyone who has a Coiste ticket dated within a week (either before or after they visit Áras Uí Chonghaile), they can avail of the concession rate for the James Connolly Experience (£7 instead of £10).
Places You’ll See :
Divis Tower, Divis Street, Belfast
2The International Wall
3Republican Memorial Gardens
4Irish Republican History Museum
5Bobby Sands Mural
Belfast City Cemetery
6Bobby Sands Grave
7Felons Club (Free Guinness)
- Free Guinness