Duration : 3 Hours
Price From : £12.00
Max People : 15
Start Location: Coiste Mural at Divis Tower on Divis Street
The joint Falls/Shankill Tour is a unique experience, blending the narratives of local republican activists and former prisoners telling their story of the past decades whilst guiding visitors through the republican areas of West Belfast and then, at the famous gates of the Peace Wall, handing over the visitors to former loyalists activists to hear their narratives of their localities. This gives a unique first hand narrative of experiences across Belfast communities.
This three hours tour allows visitors to explore both the nationalist Falls Road and the unionist Shankill Road areas of Belfast. On the nationalist leg of the tour, the visitor will see the world famous International Wall with its political artworks, the Republican Memorial Garden and the world famous mural of Bobby Sands. This tour tracks the course of the “Peace Wall” and goes through Clonard with its famous Clonard Monastery Church and Bombay Street, the epicentre of events in 1969. The group will be then handed over to the loyalist tour guide who will bring it on to the Shankill Area, to hear the unionist/loyalist perspective on our past and visit local sites of interest.
This 3 hours walking tour starts at the Coiste’s mural at Divis Tower (Divis Street) and finishes on the Lower Shankill Road.