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Milltown Cemetery

Milltown Cemetery Office | 546 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6EQ, Northern Ireland
44-28-9061-3972
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Ranked #53 of 156 attractions in Belfast
Type: Cemeteries
Description: This controversial cemetery is where the IRA has buried its most revered leaders.
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Milltown; it's a cemetery. It's interesting if you want to see the graves of combatants from one particular terrorist grouping involved in 'The Troubles'. Like much of Belfast, it has a much broader history than just the forty years of violence, but that isn't really mentioned by the guides. It was also disappointing and upsetting to see WW1 and WW2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cairde Páirc na bhFál (Friends of Falls Park) invited our walking group, The Belfast Dynamos to the Meadows to Mountain walk. Tom Hartley, local author gave a talk on the history of Milltown Cemetery, its poor people, its famous sons and daughters, its shakers and movers. We found out that Belfast’s history was complex and layered. It was an exciting,... More

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Wells, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The cemetery is quite beautiful and helps drive home the sadness and loss of one of the communities involved in the troubles. People are very friendly and will help you find any graves at which you care to pay tribute.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well was down at the nearby Kennedy shopping centre on Sunday, was a bit early so went for a walk in nearby cemetery, first time there and never realised how big it was, the graves were well maintained and very nostalgic to look at, loads of people there visiting graves, never seen so many visiting maybe because it was Father's... More

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Dummerston, Vermont
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87 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A somber tribute to the fallen of the Troubles. We went with a veteran ex-prisoner who knew EVERYONE in the Republican Plot who had died during the time 1969-2014. Remarkable. Also, it was pointed out the circumstances of the Michael Stone attach on a Republican funeral in 1988. Arrange to go there with someone who knows the cemetery well.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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198 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This cemetery was opened in 1869, and holds over 200,000, most of whom are catholic. It can be found at the top end of the Falls Rd in West Belfast, and I'd recommend you walk up, as you can see all the murals, and don't worry about the natives, as they are some of the friendliest your liable to meet.... More

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Kilkenny
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visited with my young son ....perhaps the history was lost on him but i found it to be everything and more than I expected.... It's a sad place no doubt but entwined with so much history that should never be forgotten ....there was no tour so I asked some gentlemen at the entrance for guidance and they could not have... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I was visiting Northern Ireland and wanted to see some of the historic landmarks, the cemetery was recommended to me after a quiet look around I visited the republican plot, I was asked what was doing but a young stocky chap and then forcibly told to leave or face consequences! English are not welcome there at all. Great way to... More

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Belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Interesting place to see. Loads of good history here. Could spend hours in this place, and maybe I will spend years here once I click me clogs. A definite sightseeing place to visit if you are from outside ireland

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Although this is a cemetery for Republican burials and commemorations there are various histories presented. Alongside the official commemorations of Sinn Fein there are also, for example, commemorations by the IRSP and also the Workers' Party. Because individual people are buried here - it's not just political commemorations - it also means that the graves are interesting because of how... More

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