Belfast & Northern Ireland

Milltown Cemetery

  546 Falls Rd      (+44) (0)28 9061 3972     more than a year ago
This 1872 Roman Catholic cemetery is a must-see in anyone's modern history tour of Belfast. Its entrance features a Victorian Romanesque gateway and large Celtic cross adorned with Biblical scenes. Inside, the Republic Plot has several high-profile IRA graves, including 1981 hunger striker Bobby Sands, and Mairéad Farrell, killed by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988. A vast expanse of green space marks the site of an unmarked grave for over 80,000 victims of the 1918 pandemic flu. For guided tours contact Coiste Irish Political Tours or An Cultúrlann - see links below.


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