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Blog2021-04-07T16:35:22+00:00

Living in Belfast during the Troubles, our tour guides have a wealth of stories they want to share with you. Entertainment for you, therapy for them!

Troubled Memories

For the handful of you that have read my previous blog about going to Leisureworld every Saturday in the 70s and 80s, as well as my unrequited love for Lynda Carter, you will know I grew up in the Holylands in South Belfast during the height of the Troubles. Even back in the day it was a fairly mixed area, the hinterland of my alma mater Queen’s University. It was not known for being a hotspot of violence. As I always say at the start of the History of Terror [...]

By |December 9th, 2022|Categories: Belfast, the Troubles|

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Tales From The Tours

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Belfast, People, Tour Stories|

People often ask me “what makes a good tour?”, but this is inevitably from the perspective of the participant. Recently I was asked the question “what makes a good tour for a guide?” And that is a bloody good question.

Belfast & Branagh

By |February 4th, 2022|Categories: Belfast, History, People, the Troubles|

The DC Tours phone rang on Monday, and I answered professionally and courteously as usual. Nadia, a pleasant woman with a posh London accent, quickly explained that BBC Breakfast wanted to interview me as a Belfast tour guide and historian about the Kenneth Branagh film ‘Belfast’.

Ghosts Of Christmas Past

By |December 28th, 2021|Categories: Belfast, the Troubles|

The sprouts have wreaked (reeked?) their havoc, the remaining turkey has been curried and the tree shoved back up its hole, it is time to reflect on the Christmases past. Every year should be a learning year and whilst it has been an ‘annus horriblis’ to borrow a phrase, this year I have learned several things

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