No trip to Belfast is complete without an exploration into her sinister history. While the city and the country as a whole is now at peace, with a thriving culture and arts scene, bustling nightlife and wicked sense of humor, she still bears the scars of a brutal past.
This is a tour for those who want to better appreciate Northern Ireland, and understand how peace turned to war so dramatically, and to peace again — through reconciliation and outreach rather than oppression and surrender.
Walking through the culturally and historically rich West Belfast, through strongholds of both sides of the political divide lying just meters apart from one another, you’ll learn the story “The Troubles”, the euphemistic name given to a 30 year civil war. You’ll hear about the horrors of neighbors at war, communities burned to the ground and torn asunder, callous murders and bombings, unforgettable acts of resistance, political chaos and ultimately, the better side of the human spirit that brought and to the conflict, and fostered an environment where the people of Northern Ireland are now able to coexist in harmony.