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“Fascinating Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Falls Road

Falls Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #27 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Driving
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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“Fascinating Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Before writing this review I browsed through what others thought of the Falls Road as a tourist attraction in Belfast. The murals are fascinating and yes the area does have a rough and rather depressing feel to it. However it must be remembered that these places despite their appeal to tourists are first and foremost the homes of ordinary citizens as it must be remembered that many of the conflicts within the troubles were fought largely on ordinary streets and in highly 'working class' communities.
Personally I found the rustic appearance of the Falls Road and its murals an accurate reflection of Belfast's character; a bustling city trying to rebuild itself from a period of internal turmoil, whilst honouring those who sacrificed their freedom and as the Bobby Sands mural reminds us their lives for their cause. I will note here that I am neutral to the political divide in Northern Ireland; I feel the exact same way about the murals honouring Loyalist patrons in the neighbouring Shankhill Road.

Visited March 2012
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Dummerston, Vermont
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87 attraction reviews
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“Nationalist Bastion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Must visit and talk with folks on the street, in the shops to see how it was and how it is since the Good Friday Agreement.

Visited May 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“clean it up”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is an other horrible area of Belfast. People like to visit here to see the famous murals but that is all it has to offer. the rest of it has a rundown depressed, threating feel about it

Visited October 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

beautiful friendly people and good shopping, milltown cemetory is worth aa vist and the felons public house is good for food and craic

Visited December 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Bóthar na bhFál- a must see to understand Belfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Falls Road, along with the Shankill Road, is a must see for any tourist in Belfast.
The road offers so much interesting history and is easily accessible from Belfast City Centre.
I would recommend any visitor to simply walk from the City Centre and on the way they can see the famous political murals, remembrance gardens, the Bobby Sands memorial and finally stop for a coffee in the famous Cultúrlann (Irish language centre).

Visited July 2012
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