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The struggle between Catholics and Protestants was not only conducted together to harass, to hold large parades and bickering in parliament. With bombs There were also large murals made. They are mainly found in the west of Belfast, around Shankill Road and Falls Road separated by a wall of up to six meters from each other
Shankill Road is in the Protestant part of the city. On one of the walls you can see a giant British flag, the Union Jack. A little further to see which one of Oliver Cromwell confiscated in the 17th century great amounts of Irish Catholics. More murals You can also see a stark portrayal of a masked man with a gun in his hand
The paintings in the Catholic Falls Road are less grim. Here is more about the solidarity of Catholics and their relationship with other resistance movements in the world (the Solidarity Wall).
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My boyfriend and I recently decided last minute to take a http://www.belfastblacktaxitours.com phone 02890247797 of Belfast and its murals having being recommended by a friend. We weren't sure if it was our thing, but we did want to see the murals especially with a locally knowledgeable guide.
We phoned the morning we wanted to go and were able to leave an hour later. Our tour guide Brian collected us on time and was very friendly and welcoming.
As soon as we entered the black taxi we entered the historical world of Belfast, which has a troubled past. Having grown up in the south of Ireland, I was a little embarrassed and even ashamed about how little I knew about the religious divisions which exist in Belfast. Brian filled us in on the history, right up until present day and he didn't make us feel silly about any of our questions.
Brian gave us loads of photo opportunities, was very patient and funny and even had old photos and newspaper cuttings to fill in he gaps.
I would definitely recommend this tour to any person who visits Belfast as it is a great hour and a half of interesting local knowledge and great value for money
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