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The Murals of West Belfast

Submitted by on October 12, 2010 – 11:51 amOne Comment

west belfast northern ireland murals falls roadThe politically inspired murals of Belfast are among the most startling sights in the city. Created by artists from both sides of the conflict (Republican and Loyalist, the former being Catholic and the latter Protestant) as a visual depiction of troubled times in the city, the murals represent both the anxieties and aspirations of the two communities. Visitors can head to the Falls Road or Shankill areas of Belfast to get a good look at some of the world’s finest large scale political murals. Many insist that the best way to see these murals on the walls of the two different communities in Belfast is to take one of the famous Black Taxi Tours of Belfast which offer great views of the content of these murals and an explanation of the meaning and symbolism for both sides of the conflict.

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