A traditionally working class area that emerged from the flourishing linen industry in the 19th century, the Falls Road has had a long association with socialism and republicanism. This predominantly nationalist area of the city rose to international attention during the 1960s as the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles erupted. During this period the Falls Road saw some of the worst violence of the Troubles.
The Streets of Belfast: Falls Road walking tour app will guide you through some of the most infamous areas associated with the Troubles, looking at the history behind the headlines and the people beyond the press coverage.
Discover the heritage of a community that was established in the district long before 1969.
Watch Belfast actors portray the stories of people and places who would change the course of Irish and world history.
Read about the buildings and landscapes that make up this thriving area and the impact they have made on the industrial legacy of Belfast.
Hear directly from a local tour guide as he shares his personal account of growing up on the Falls Road and how the impact of history has shaped the community that resides there today.