The east of the city is predominantly Protestant, typically 90% or more. We enjoyed our walk chatting and reflecting along the way. In the same way, there are ‘Catholic or Protestant restaurants’ – so too there are sectarian taxi companies that can only go safely to specific areas in the city. Expand. ISSN 2421-2687 | Website Editor: Davide Tommaso Ferrando | Designed by: Noiza.com, Lower Falls, Raidió Fáilte–Lionra Uladh building to the left and Divis Tower to the right. The main peace wall that runs for over 5km dividing the predominantly Protestant Shankill Road Area from the Catholic Falls Road in West Belfast. ... with strong allegiances and accompanying murals demonstrating Catholic or protestant sentiment and allegiances. These figures are almost identical to the proportions that voted nationalist (57.7%) and Unionist (40.4%) in … Found a family members pictuure on the wall with Bobby sands. Belfast really is a wonderful city. An example of that is that no harm came to any Protestant who married into a Catholic family even in the Falls at the very heart of Catholic territory. `Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His justice,' said the Mater, `and all these things shall be added unto you.' The street is mainly reflective of the Catholic tradition with important landmarks that reflect this faith alongside the political struggle that defined the West of the city. For me as an architect, it is a masterpiece because it is the ultimate resistant political street. Mercier Press, Cork. During the conflict in Belfast the two communities at each side of the wall, the Catholic in the Falls and the Protestant in the Shankhill, were part of a war zone, a difficult conflict between two countries: Ireland and the United Kingdom. In 2001, the population of Dungannon that was aged 18 or over (i.e. Never give up: selected writings. Plenty of murals on both sides celebrating each other’s cause. The lower part is named Divis Street as formally the Falls Road begins at the junction with Northumberland Street and Albert Street. We hopped of the City Sightseeing tour bus and took out time/took some photos . Townson was the son of an Englishman who had married a County Meath woman. Or wear them down. Seen as a tourist attraction by some, whether in the catholic or protestant areas, they are a living tribute to what one side see as martyrs, the other as murderers and while we tourists might sit and ponder the past and hope for the future, unfortunately some … They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast, Derry, Portadown and elsewhere. By Aoife O Riordain, AFAR … Seen as a tourist attraction by some, whether in the catholic or protestant areas, they are a living tribute to what one side see as martyrs, the other as murderers and while we tourists might sit and ponder the past and hope for the future, unfortunately some people in NI worship at these monuments to 'their side'. Utilizzando i nostri servizi, l'utente accetta le modalità d'uso dei cookie di questo sito. He waged wars against major Catholic rulers in the 17th century, including at the famous Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which is celebrated annually by Unionist communities. During the conflict in Belfast the two communities at each side of the wall, the Catholic in the Falls and the Protestant in the Shankhill, were part of a war zone, a difficult conflict between two countries: Ireland and the United Kingdom. Continue your visit to www.tripadvisor.com, Belfast Political Tour-Conflicting Stories, City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Belfast, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Belfast. Mixed emotions: Poignant journey taken by son of Shankill Protestant father and a Falls Road Catholic mum. The site was provided by a wealthy Belfast flour merchant and philanthropist, Bernard Hughes [1] while the church was designed by Fr Jeremiah Ryan McAuley, who had trained as an architect before he became a priest. Expand. No pictures as no glorification or denouncing of either side. Expand. The Cupar Way 'peace wall', which divides the Protestant Shankill Road from the Catholic Falls Road. the wall is very high and murals dominate it. The Falls Road transformed from a small lane into a heavily populated district in its own right. 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