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Belfast world famous black taxi and mural tour

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Stop At: Falls Road, Belfast Northern Ireland

The Falls Road is the heart of Republicanism and the birth Place of the modern IRA who fought the British army on these streets that you will visit.The Belfast Brigade was one of the first active units of the Provisional IRA, after the split in the IRA in late 1969. In the aftermath of the 1969 Northern Ireland riots, many republicans in Belfast felt that the IRA had let down the city's Catholic and nationalist community by failing to prevent the assault and burning of Catholic streets by loyalists. Billy McKee accused Billy McMillen, the IRA's Belfast commander, and the Dublin-based IRA leadership, of having failed to provide arms, planning or manpower to defend Catholic streets.[1]

On 22 September, McKee and a number of other IRA men, arrived armed at a meeting called by McMillen and tried to oust him as head of the Belfast IRA. They did not succeed, but announced that they would no longer be taking orders from the IRA leadership in Dublin. In December of that year, the IRA split into the Provisional IRA, which was composed of traditional militarists like McKee—and the Official IRA, which was composed of the pre-split Marxist leadership and their followers. McKee sided with the Provisionals and sat on the first Provisional Army Council in September 1970. Nine out of thirteen IRA units in Belfast sided with the Provisionals in 1969, roughly 120 activists and 500 supporters

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shankill Road, Shankill Rd, Belfast Northern Ireland

The Shanill Road is the heart of loyalism and the birth place of the modern UVF and UFF who fought against the IRA.During the Troubles, the Shankill was a centre for loyalist paramilitarism. The modern Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) had its genesis on the Shankill and its first attack occurred on the road on 7 May 1966 when a group of UVF men led by Gusty Spence petrol bombed a Catholic-owned pub. Fire also engulfed the house next door, killing the elderly Protestant widow, Matilda Gould (77), who lived there.[17] This was followed on 27 May by the murder of John Scullion (28), a Catholic, as he walked home from a pub.[18] On 26 June a Catholic civilian, Peter Ward (18), a native of the Republic of Ireland, was killed and two others wounded as they left a pub on the Shankill's Malvern Street.[17] Shortly after this attack, Spence and three others were arrested and later convicted.[19] The UVF continued to be active on the Shankill throughout the Troubles, most notoriously with the Shankill Butchers led by Lenny Murphy, as well as the likes of William Marchant and Frankie Curry, the latter a member of the Red Hand Commando

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

You visit the biggest peace wall and be able to write your name beside presidents and stars for peace in this countryThe peace lines or peace walls are a series of separation barriers in Northern Ireland that separate predominantly Republican and Nationalist Catholic neighbourhoods from predominantly Loyalist and Unionist Protestant neighbourhoods. They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast, Derry, Portadown and elsewhere. The stated purpose of the peace lines is to minimise inter-communal violence between Catholics (most of whom are nationalists who self-identify as Irish[1]) and Protestants (most of whom are unionists who self-identify as British[1]).

The peace lines range in length from a few hundred yards to over three miles (5 km). They may be made of iron, brick, and/or steel and are up to 25 feet (8 m) high.[2][3] Some have gates in them (sometimes staffed by police) that allow passage during daylight but are closed at night..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Murals in Northern Ireland have become symbols of Northern Ireland, depicting the region's past and present political and religious divisions.

Belfast and Derry contain arguably the most famous political murals in Europe. It is believed that almost 3,000 murals have been documented since the 1970s. In 2019, the book, The Belfast Mural Guide estimated that, in Belfast, there were approximately 700 quality murals on display, with many more in varying degrees of age and decay. Murals commemorate, communicate and display aspects of culture and history. The themes of murals often reflect what is important to a particular community. A mural therefore exists to express an idea or message and could generally be seen as reflecting values held dear to that community.

In Irish republican areas the themes of murals can range from the 1981 Irish hunger strike, with particular emphasis on strike leader Bobby Sands; murals of international solidarity with revolutionary groups are equally common, as are those which highlight a particular issue, for example the Ballymurphy Massacre or the McGurk's Bar bombing. In working class unionist communities, murals are used to promote Ulster loyalist paramilitary groups such as the Ulster Defence Association and Ulster Volunteer Force and commemorate their deceased members. However traditional themes such as William III of England and the Battle of the Boyne, the Battle of the Somme and the 36th Ulster Division are equally common.

Duration: 3 hours
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Traveler pickup is offered
WE CAN ACCOMMODATE ANY REQUEST BUT THERE BE A CASH SURCHARGE TO BE PAID ON THE DAY.
PLEASE NOTE ALL CRUISESHIP TOURS WILL HAVE A £30 CASH SURCHARGE ON THE DAY .THIS ISNT PER PERSON BUT PER TOUR AND WE WILL MEET AND GREET YOU FROM ALL SHIPS AND RETURN BACK ALSO

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Belfast
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Snacks - We can stop off with you need water or snacks but you need cash to pay for these yourself
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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