Bi-lingual street signs and fluttering Irish flags are the first things visitors often notice when they walk along the Falls. Many murals depict scenes from the Irish Famine or the Nationalist side of the modern political conflict. The most photographed of the latter is on the side of the Sinn Fein offices and features IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.
The area is becoming known as the Gaeltacht Quarter, with many shops and businesses offering Irish-language service. There is also a continued drive to make the area a euro-friendly... look out for the blue 'eurozone' signs in shop windows.