Murals, Belfast

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    Murals

    by shavy Written Aug 3, 2013

    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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    by sunshine1971 Written Feb 24, 2013

    My boyfriend and I recently decided last minute to take a black taxi tour 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. http://www.belfastblacktaxitours.com
    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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    by sunshine1971 Written Feb 24, 2013

    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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    Belfast mural tour

    by tex1235 Written Jan 12, 2012

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    an amazing in depth narrative on the murals, ive read that others see these paintings as uninteresting or a history that should be forgotten, we booked with BELFASTMURALTOURS.COM and the owner joe picked us up,this was mind blowing,eyeopening, informative, highly interesting, educational,sad,funny and much more,this guide was very knowledgable and relayed the stories behind them with passion,if your gonna tour the murals, go with someone who understands them and will give you their meaning, as joe said to us "Dont just see the murals..HEAR them,
    book with joe and you will understand also. TEX,MICK, RYANO..IRELAND

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    by catherineneill Updated Apr 30, 2011

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    i haven't done this, basically because im sick of the whole politics of the place, but all visitors seem to want to take the mural tour around the protestant (shankill) and catholic (falls) areas to see the wall paintings. these people are actually really talented? why cant they get a proper job instead of being in terrorist organisations? worth a look, bring the camera.

    Update 2011 - increasingly we're seeing murals which are moving away from the traditional segregated political rantings. There are quite a few peace murals and if you are on the bus tour and it is heading up to Stormont you will see a few good Titanic and football related murals on the Newtownards Road

    The bus tour leaves from the city center - the sales reps hang out by the city hall, or you van take a black taxi ?(similar to the london black cabs) also outside the city hall

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    Belfast Murals

    by stevezero Written Feb 18, 2006

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    Around Belfast, and in particular the Falls and Shankill Road areas, there are to be found many political murals, mostly painted on the side of houses. This is not your usual street graphiti as some of them are stunning works of art which must have taken ages to create,

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    Bobby Sands Mural

    by stevezero Written Feb 18, 2006

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    One of the more famous murals is that of the hunger striker Bobby Sands on the side of the Sinn Fein offices in West Belfast

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