West Belfast is a microcosm of "The Troubles", encompassing the very fabric of what divides our communities. During my tour, I will take you on an exploration of this part of Belfast, and I will provide you with a fresh perspective on events, as seen through the eyes of the local people, and as also seen from their different points of view.
WELCOMING YOU TO BELFAST
ABOUT THE TOUR
We will visit many wall murals and sites of local interest while people, history and events are fully explained. The main benefit you will take away from my tour is the extent of local knowledge and perspective discovered, due to my own background and experience in West Belfast, something that can never be completely provided by history books, virtual tours, or inadequate tour guides! While others may take you for a ride, I will take you on a journey through history and time, linking local troubles with national and international upheavals.
We will begin your discovery in the British (protestant/unionist/loyalist) lower Shankill area, and finish in the Irish (catholic/nationalist/republican) lower Springfield/Falls area, between which you will visit a large section of the last remaining segregating wall in eastern or western Europe - locally known as "The Berlin Wall of West Belfast", before passing through the wall's steel security gates, which are constantly monitored and opened/closed by the security forces as necessary.
You will find my prices very reasonable, and I assure you that you will not be disappointed at the conclusion of the tour! Just go to the contacts page and easily book online using the form provided. I look forward to spending time with all my customers, as our history is a passion with me, and our local knowledge is something that must be passed on and not forgotten or left to be misunderstood. Some further information discussed on the tour is included in the brief guide provided.
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