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Address: Milltown Cemetery Office | 546 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6EQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9061-3972
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This controversial cemetery is where the IRA has buried its most revered...

This controversial cemetery is where the IRA has buried its most revered leaders.

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Full of Irish History

We visited the cemetery as part of an organised tour during the Feile. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and gives an insight into Republican history of the Troubles. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Nuala798
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Antrim, United Kingdom

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Historically important not least for the republican plots, the hunger strikers plot and assorted IRA/INLA graves but also the final resting place of Gerry Conlon, Frank Carson and many other northern Irish figures.

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Thank E1209AWjohn
Belfast
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This cemetery has been revamped over the last 10 years, prior to this is was not very well looked after. Plenty of history within the surroundings.

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Thank Knockabout
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A walk through the Milltown Cemetery is a walk through Irish history. Many who died for Irish freedom are interred here.

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1 Thank billiebob17901
Antrim, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited the cemetery as part of an organised tour during the Feile. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and gives an insight into Republican history of the Troubles. There are also many babies' and paupers' graves which is very poignant. There is also a memorial to the unknown victims of the Belfast Blitz. I was particularly moved by the... More 

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1 Thank Nuala798
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are interested in the Republican history of the Troubles then you will see various Republican plots dedicated to the men and women who sacrificed themselves for the Cause. However, Milltown is not only the resting place of Republicans there are catholic plots with ordinary citizens buried here plus protestants were once buried here as the area was not... More 

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1 Thank parnell32
norwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely fasinating place to walk around, looking at all the different graves, very well respected and maintained cemetery

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Thank debbielil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

had a private tour of this interesting cemetery many republcan graves/memorials very interesting and moving

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Thank Jon W
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

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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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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