On Sunday April 19, 2015, I joined DC tours for a walking tour of The Troubles in Belfast.
The tour started outside Belfast City Hall gates where we met our guide Paul. It lasted just over two hours, forty five minutes, finishing at the Thanksgiving Monument at Loganweir.
The walking tour included eight areas where significant events occurred during The Troubles. It only covered two miles around the city centre. We stopped often at various locations to hear the story and history of that particular place.
Paul was professional, friendly, informative and clearly passionate about the history of Belfast. His skilled storytelling brought the personal stories of the people of Belfast into the present, and along with his personal accounts, I really felt the terror and trauma of what these people experienced.
Make sure you wrap up warm. You do stop and start quite a lot and I was quite cold due to lack of appropriate clothes. You also won’t get any information about the tour from the tourist office so contact DC tours directly to book the tour. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I highly recommend this tour with DC tours. I certainly gained a new perspective of Belfast with this tour, especially understanding its very recent history and how it has shaped and affected the people and the city.