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Milltown Cemetery

Milltown Cemetery Office | 546 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6EQ, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #51 of 152 attractions in Belfast
Type: Cemeteries
Description: This controversial cemetery is where the IRA has buried its most revered leaders.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Brattleboro, Vermont
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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187 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 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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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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

It was very interesting to see the graves of many famous people and moving to see the graves of young men who died fighting for independence, especially that of Bobby Sands. Reminded me of what and evil individual Thatcher was; sometimes it's hard to be proud to be British.

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lisburn n. ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

this graveyard is one of the biggest in n, ireland and holds mostly catholics there is a republican plot located here and it was the scene of a grenade and gun attack ,mourners were attacked during a republican funeral when a loyalist posed as a mourner started shooting at them

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Although a cemetery is not a very cheerful tourist attraction, it is well worth visiting from historical point of view. The size of the cemetery is impressive. There are many memorials for the republican volunteers among which the grave of Bobby Sands and several other hungerstrikers that died in 1981.

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