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Coiste - Irish Political Tours

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Address: 10 Beechmount Avenue | Belfast, Belfast BT12 7NA, Northern Ireland
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Irish history through the streets of Belfast

Amazing guides! They are walking pieces of history, taking you through the streets of Belfast, while telling you stories of the Irish history! Stories of which they are a part of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Helena J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing guides! They are walking pieces of history, taking you through the streets of Belfast, while telling you stories of the Irish history! Stories of which they are a part of themselves!

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Dia duit Helena, thank you so much for this inspired review! We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us :D ! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot recommend this highly enough. Led by former IRA prisoners who show you more than "the sights". Rocky, my guide, showed me how the IRA operated in the neighborhoods and did a lot of explaining about "the troubles". Very personable, and mark this as the high point of my visit to Belfast. I suggest you do some reading on Irish... More 

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending our tours. It's great for our guides to be able to share their stories with you, and it's even greater to have people like you coming to listen. Go raibh míle maith agat! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our guide Paul was fantastic. It gave us an insight of the troubles in NI. All we had ever heard of these troubles was via the media. However after the tour it gives you a whole different prospective on this. I would recommend to anyone who wishes to know more of the history of the troubles.

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Coiste, Admin at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Heya, thank you very much for your review. We're glad you came to hear about our perspective. And an even bigger thanks for the recommendation! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went on two tours with 'Rocky'. One was the Milltown Cemetery Tour and the other was the Ballymurphy Tour. I don't think we could've had a better guide. It was fascinating to have someone so personally involved with the situation in the north and listening to his first hand experiences was incredibly interesting. I would recommend this to anyone... More 

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Go raibh maith agat! Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good experience with Rocky. He has such incredible knowledge of his area and loves to share it. We hope you enjoyed your whole stay in Belfast :) ! More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

An amazing insight into the conflict in Northern Ireland from a very intelligent passionate guide. Peadar was a great guide with first hand experience and local knowledge. He was happy to answer questions and welcomed discussions. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Belfast. We even finished the tour off with a Guinness which was lovely!

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Rose! Glad you had a good tour! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We spent 2 hours walking around with an IRA man telling us stories of his life and understanding what he lived through

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Hi Michael, thanks for your review :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were on the August 25th tour with Robert and this was by far the highlight of our trip to Belfast. He is a lovely man with a passion in sharing the his story as well as the history of the Troubles and the city of Belfast. From the start of the tour at Divis tower through to the end... More 

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for this kind review -we're delighted you liked your tour! It is so important for our guides to be able to share their perspective, and reading your review show that their message has been heard :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great tour, in my opinion the only way to properly visit the Falls Road area. As the guys who do this have lived through the conflict, and were actively involved in the cause, who would be better suited to explain the Irish point of view? Our guide Robert was a one of a kind, and a fountain of knowledge as... More 

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Hi Brian, thanks for this great review! See you next time you come to Belfast! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks so much for the great tour Robert. We had a private tour with him and its so special to listen to personal stories from the conflict. Its very interesting and also emotional. Best tour in belfast. Definately recommend this. Thanks Robert u are the best :)

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Robert loves it (of course!) ;) ! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It's nothing less than living history. To walk through neighborhood with someone who actively participated in the struggles is to see with fresh eyes. Robert was the best!

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Coiste, Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review :) More 

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