Milltown Cemetery
Milltown Cemetery
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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This controversial cemetery is where the IRA has buried its most revered leaders.
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Sean C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Business
The staff are all very helpful, if you email them on milltowncemetery1@gmail.com they can tell you where abouts family members are buried.
Written 12 October 2020
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Frankie T
Belfast, UK1,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
There are some interesting graves in this cemetery and the City Cemetery across the road.

Why not combine it with a walk through the pleasant Falls Park which lies between the 2 cemeteries.

The glider G1 stops outside the City Cemetery and for £4 a day ticket it is the cheapest way to see Belfast West to east.

You can easily get out to the cemeteries by bus and back in about 2 to 3 hours. This will allow you time to see the main Republican plots, poor grave areas and war graves.

You can also jump off the bus at Clonard and have a look at the beautiful monastery.
Written 26 September 2019
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Dale6284
Calgary, Canada368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
For our recent visit to Belfast, a visit to Milltown Cemetery was on our "must do" list. It's a poignant place. It's a place of reflection. So much of Northern Ireland's dark and not so distant past, is reflected in this cemetery. Many Irish nationalists are buried here. If you're in Belfast this is worth the visit. While we were there we met a local who shared with us about the "troubles" from a unique perspective. It was quite an amazing experience for a couple of Canadians.
Written 22 June 2019
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G. W. Haas
Pittsburgh, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I went with high hopes (but limited expectations). The staff was very helpful and one young woman, in particular, went above and beyond, postponing her lunch break for a bit to finalize one piece of information for me, which led to a great discovery. I was and am so appreciative.
Written 19 June 2019
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BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, UK6,832 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
This is a large Catholic cemetery in the West of the city. It has 50,000 graves, is very well kept and is resting place of people like Bobby Sands
Written 22 September 2018
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kate055
Ireland205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I live quite close to the cemetery my parents are buried here it’s a beautiful place with lots of history and amazing views over Belfast. Recently I mat 4 people form Seattle looking for a long lost relative grave. This is extremely difficult even with a map from the office as it is a big cemetery and is a strange lay out. If you are visiting Belfast nd plan to find a grave here I would be glad to help you with your search.
Written 4 July 2018
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michael m
Tramore, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
walking around Milltown Cemetery was a great educational experience.A real must do if you go to Belfast
Written 19 June 2018
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JudithAida
London, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
My boyfriend is Irish so we went to see a bit of the graves of people related with the conflict and I have to admit it was quite interesting, heartbreaking most of the time. Anyway, it's a beautiful cemetery.
Written 31 May 2018
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JacMc61
Perth, Australia186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
This cemetery has so much history, including the Republican graves of Bobby Sands and other famous hunger strike participants. The staff are very helpful if you need to find a grave too. I believe the oldest grave is 1829. Some graves have three or four generations buried in the graves. If visiting in wet weather the land near the bottom is boggy so wear boots.
Written 11 March 2018
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Tom P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I did all the Coiste tours, and this was as good as the rest. Jack took us through the different areas of the cemetery, explaining the significance of notable graves, many of whom he had personal connections to, or knew of. He was open to fielding questions, and so the other two researchers and I let loose. He had the patience of a saint and helped us understand some of the immense complexities of the politics of Belfast (and the island of Ireland), and his involvement in it. Even though we took longer than advertised (because of our questions) Jack never made us feel like we'd overstayed our welcome, and was hugely considerate and wanted to make sure we had got all that we wanted/needed from our excursion with him - a true gentleman.

I would suggest Belfast is worth visiting just to do these tours - the guides are all phenomenal: great at communicating, kind, open, and all with fascinating personal histories to tell.
Written 26 February 2018
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