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Milltown Cemetery, Belfast

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  • A good place to start or end a walk up the Falls Road. The various republican plots are very interesting and cover ther whole of ther 20th centruy - and even further back. There's other things too eg ...  more »
  • Milltown cemetery is located in the West of Belfast, on the Falls Road, you can get there from the Centre by buses 10b or 10a. The cemetery dates back to 1869 and, as he explains the information panel illustrating the story, is synonymous with Irish Republicanism. Here are I.N.L. and many volunteers from the burial in I.R. in, from the most known (Bobby Sands and his companions during the hunger strike in HM Prison Maze's H block) to lesser known outside of Ireland. The cemetery has a "political" character for the presence of the graves of many members of the Workers Party. Even in recent times Milltown was the scene of tragic events, such as the killing of three people who attended a funeral, at the hands of Loyalist Michael Stone ("celebrated" in a mural in the unionist Shankill district) and several profanation long after peace accords of 1998 (remember that today in Belfast there is more violence, but this does not mean that there is peace). Milltown certainly neither monumentality nor in the interest of other European cemeteries, so it's also rather "scruffy", but the visit is essential for everyone who wants to know the history of this city. During the visit, caught our eye a headstone written in Italian, dedicated to a compatriot who died in 1914 and was born in the province of Frosinone. Intrigued, we tried to figure out and found some information about a large number of Italian immigrants in Ireland between late ' 800 and early ' 900, just from the province of Frosinone. I wonder if this is the explanation of this burial!
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  • Walked up the Falls Road passing many Republican murals up to Milltown Cemetery passing Belfast City Cemetery on the way, my main reason was the Republican plot and on my way to it came across various...  more »
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  • absolute disgrace the price of a grave in this graveyard but what is worse is that before any burial they demand the full amount up front which is £3150.00 not surprised knowing the religion this graveyard belongs to. But what I am surprised at is that to my knowledge there has been no political or civil rights group complaining about this disgrace. IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE BURIED IN MILLTOWN CEMETERY IT WILL COST £7000 ALL IN.
  • Good place, but a bit dead...
  • The Hope & aspersions of a generation of men & women who fell while standing not just for their own community but those across the Globe who`s very existence was threatened from all sides by an invasion of unnatural & unworthy detractor`s is tangible & one finds oneself with Head bowed & thinking of the Bravery & courage of those interned & the suffering of their loved ones & the Dignity they show.When in Belfast visit & think of what you may have done in this situation & show your respects not for a nations people but the people of our Globe & those who suffer oppression Daily.