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Political Tour-Conflicting Stories

#47 of 246 Tours in Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Discover a side of Belfast you won't find in the Tourist books, We invite you to walk the streets of the city on both sides of the Peace Line with the men and women who have served time in prisons for standing up for their beliefs. Ex-political prisoners from the Republican Falls Road and Loyalists or ex British soldiers from the Shankill Road, all ex-combatants who grew up the the area will share their own personal stories on this 3 hour tour
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Philip G wrote a review Sep 2022
Redditch, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
It was very interesting to hear both sides of the story and totally amazing to discover that all these years on, the Peace Wall is still in existence and the communities divided. Unfortunately our first guide was full of bile and instead of being informative we felt like we were under verbal attack. With attitudes like this it's no wonder a solution cannot be found.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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KBGCSG wrote a review Sep 2022
Ohio37 contributions17 helpful votes
This tour is vital to trying to understand Belfast and the world at large; we could all learn from these men. Our first guide was a formerly imprisoned IRA member and our second guide a formerly imprisoned member of the Ulster Volunteer Force. They spoke openly and fully about their early political thoughts and actions and their imprisonment but most importantly about their devotion now to the peaceful democratic process. This is a long tour but every minute is valuable. You are hearing from and speaking with men who were mortal enemies. The moment of truth is when the guides switch at the halfway point - and shake hands as they do. If you do only one thing in Belfast, make it this tour.
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Becky wrote a review Sep 2022
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This review is VERY late - but the tour deserves some praise. We went in November of 2019 - but the drop down menu wouldn't give me that option. My husband and I took a trip to Ireland and wanted to educate ourselves more so we booked this tour. Though the history is complicated, the tour was very respectful and educational. It did not shy away from the past. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone with or without knowledge of Irelands history.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Keaton T wrote a review Aug 2022
Cheshire, United Kingdom39 contributions1 helpful vote
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Very interesting tour! We were gripped by the stories by both guides and the contrast between their views of the troubles.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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KM1972 wrote a review Jul 2022
Glasgow12 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent Tour. Took my teenage children and prove to be very worthwhile, leading to conversations and debate in the evening. Both guides spoke passionately Nd compellingly about their side of the Troubles and often made for uncomfortable listening particularly in the Loyalst Shankill area. Two sides to every story, and in my case made me question preconceived beliefs i have had, forged by childhood upbringing. Excellent.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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