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Coiste - Irish Political Tours

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner took this tour yesterday and it was brilliant. Rab (Robert Kerr) told us unbelievable stories about 'The Troubles' era, and how he was involved in the conflict as a republican catholic side fighter. He gave us a lot of useful information,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VictorPetrus
Coiste T, Front Office Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Go raibh maith agat Victor! We are happy you enjoyed the tour with Rab and Mark!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I took this walking tour in September with Robb Kerr, I have to say it was fantastic from start to finishing very insightful. I would highly recommend it to anyone even if you are from the local area. I learned more in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank liamfromireland
Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A chara Liam thanks for this review. You're spot on, the tours are really insightful and informative. Our guides, like Rab, are on the ball with explanations and their own stories. I'll make sure Rab hears your comments. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! I had no idea what to expect and was I surprised! This is one of the most amazing and fascinating tours I have ever had and made me really appreciate the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland it's people. Our tour guide Robert was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pacodemurcia
Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a chara for such a positive review of our tour and of Robert's storey-telling and his narrative. I can only agree, and appreciate you pointing it out, that the Coiste tour gives people a real insight into the conflict and our history. Is mise...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took this walking tour of East Belfast a few days ago. It is one of the most unique and thought provoking tours you will ever take. The tour provides two very different perspectives on the troubles in Northern Ireland and in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A chara thanks for your review. It is certainly important that people hear different perspectives and views on the Anglo-Irish conflict. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a tour on Saturday which lasted over 3 hours across the Falls Road. Our tour guide Robert was very informative and had a lot of great personal stories about the troubles. Would definitely recommend for anybody that loves Irish history - or wants...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SeanPaul32
Coiste T, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad your tour went as well as you describe. Robert is very clued in to the history of the conflict and has a great way of dealing with those on the tour. And yes the Guinness goes down well. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met with our guide Joe who was both very informative and friendly. His wealth of knowledge and 1st hand experience made this tour the best part of the weekend visiting Belfast. We cannot recommend the Coiste Irish Political Tour enough, even a free Guiness...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A chara thanks very much for this positive review and your recommendation. Also Joe's knowledge and explanation of the conflict is always enlightening. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To make this short and sweet. Joe, our 60 something, ex IRA guide was loquacious, spirited and gracious and he was a definite highlight of our of short but terrific Belfast weekend. His perspective, first-hand experience, and opinions backed by a Master Degree proved to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle W
Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Michelle a chara thanks for your review. To hear your tour with Joe was the highlight of your stay in Belfast is very satisfying. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 19 October 2018

This Tour is not be missed by anyone who wants to understand the troubles, both the tour guides who were former political prisoners were very honest about the events that led up to, and occurred during this time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gerald C
Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

A chara Gerald thanks for your review. It is much appreciated and of course important that you highlight the fact that the guides are former prisoners as this informs people that those delivering the tours have aunique experience of the conflict. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If you have an afternoon to spare in Northern Ireland, this is a tour which comes highly recommended. Participants get to walk through the many amazing streets of Belfast and into nooks and crannies. Not only do you get to see the different murals that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

A chara a very comprehensive review which gives a good insight into the tours we do. Is mise Peadar

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

The reason that we booked at coiste political tours was that the tours are given by former political prisoners. Robert was our guide during our private tour. We had no idea what the conflict was about. Robert explained us very well. The tour took about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miranda N
Peadar W, Guest Relations Manager at Coiste - Irish Political Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

A chara Miranda thank you very much for your positive comments about the Coiste tour and of curse I will ensure Robert knows that his narrative and explanations gave you a broader insight into the British/Irish conflict. Is mise Peadar

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