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Coiste - Irish Political Tours

10 Beechmount Avenue | Belfast, Belfast BT12 7NA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9020 0770
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moving, powerful experience

Our tour guide was Brian, and the day that he took us through the Falls Road mural tour, Belfast... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jl9832
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New York City, New York
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5 of us just had a tour on Thursday with Paul. A man who went through it all and stood up for his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hynesdaragh
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Dublin, Ireland
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 Beechmount Avenue | Belfast, Belfast BT12 7NA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was Brian, and the day that he took us through the Falls Road mural tour, Belfast was experiencing a major heat wave. From the start, he was passionate, warm, accessible, and informative, and his energy never faltered despite the heat and relentless...More

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Coiste Tours I, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A chart thank you very much for your remarks in praise of Brian and the tour he gave. You are right he has experienced much and tells his story with great dignity and humility. I will ensure to pass on your endorsement. Peadar

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us just had a tour on Thursday with Paul. A man who went through it all and stood up for his community and people. Very honest and open with his views. Thank you Paul. We will be back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coiste recently organised political walking tours of Falls and Shankill for our Year 11GCSE History pupils. The guides Paul & Gerard (Falls) and Robert & Mark (Shankill) were very knowledgeable and conducted very insightful and informative tours. The pupils really enjoyed the tours and no...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I joined this tour, knowing very well that it is only to be largely a one-sided story. But as an outsider, I think it is necessary to hear it directly from those actively joined the republican movement in Northern Ireland. According to my tour guide,...More

Thank RaymondHua
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Coiste Tours I, Public Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks for your comments and yes it is important to hear first hand accounts

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Amazing tour with Robert, it was so interesting he answered any question we asked and there was many of them. Would love to do it all again, enjoyed a drink in the Felons club after the tour and was made to feel very welcome. Great...More

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Coiste, Tour Administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thanks for your positive review and your kind words about Robert. He is very open and of course as we bring our visitors to the Felons as we know they will be welcome there as well experience a setting that is steeped in republican history.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant tour with Joe, will defiantly do it again. Very insightful, funny and knowledgable.

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Coiste, Tours administrator at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

All those words describe Joe in particular and our tour guides in general. However it is the uniqueness of the stories that give Coiste political tours their edge. Thanks for your positive review

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

"Dinker" provides an informative and insightful 3 hr. walking tour drawing from his personal experiences and knowledgeability. This is an eye-opening experience.

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Coiste, Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Quinton: Go raibh maith agat! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review. I am sure Dinker will be delighted to see it :)

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I had a tour with Paul around the Ballymurphy estate (after doing the other Coiste tours), where he grew up / lived. As it was a tour done for research, and I was by myself, he kindly asked me if there was anything I wanted...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I visited Belfast with my nan in celebration of her 80th Birthday. My nan is incredibly interested in everything and anything political and grew up during the troubles in Northern Ireland so this Falls Road walking tour was a must do for her. As a...More

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Coiste, Admin at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Go raibh míle maith agat, thank you so much Kate! It is great to see such a good review about our tour -and our tour guide ;) ! Nollaig Shona duit!

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Knowing about The troubles was the reason why I always wanted to come to Belfast. I finally managed to learn a lot of things. Robert's insights and passion are invaluable. Thanks and good luck, Robert!

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