Whilst many may assume that the most infamous areas of Belfast and located far from the downtown area, they may be surprised to find they are only around a 5-10 minute walk from the city center.
… We were soon at the entrance of the Falls Road which is marked with an enormous sign warning police, British Army, and MI5 operatives to stay away. As we waited, 10:00 am came and went. The IRA was late …
We clearly stood out as strangers and attracted a few suspicious glances from passing cars. Suddenly, we spotted a guy coming towards us with the type of swagger and battle-hardened eyes that only a paramilitary commander has. Dressed in a combination of smart dress shoes and an expensive Stone Island parka, he introduced himself as “Tony” and started to lead us into the Falls Road.
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