We work extensively with schools, universities and educational study tours to provide not only walking tours but a wide range of study activities.

A History of Terror Walking Tour

A History of Terror walking tour, Donegall Place, Belfast.

Our classic city centre walking tour, described in detail on its own page.

The tour explains how the Troubles began, tells the stories of the people involved, their place in the conflict and the effect these attacks and incidents had on the city and its people. It also shows how far the city has come since the ceasefires and Peace Process.


Murals & West Belfast Walking Tour

University group walking tour at the Bobby Sands mural, Falls Road, west Belfast.

This tour visits both the Falls & Shankill Roads, the murals of both communities, memorial gardens, the peaceline and locations of significant incidents in the conflict.


Cultural visits

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast

Visits can be arranged to a number of places of interest, for example:

  • Stormont & Parliament Buildings, our seat of devolved Government, (and meetings with politicians when available)
  • Milltown Cemetery
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Cultural Centres & Orange Halls

Lectures, talks and workshops

University group walking tour at the memorial garden on the Falls Road, west Belfast.

Not only can we provide lectures and discussions on related subjects, but we can also facilitate talks with a wide range of participants in the conflict from across the spectrum; community representatives, ex-combatants from both communities, ex-security forces (RUC) and politicians.

With educators in our team, we are happy to tailor and adapt the tours and activities to suit your group’s specific needs, interest and study focus. Our tours and activities are highly relevant to students studying in many disciplines, e.g. Irish & British History, Politics, Psychology, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution.

Typical subjects which we can focus on for you include;

  • Early History of Ireland and the first English arrivals
  • The Plantation
  • The Battle of the Boyne and 1690
  • The United Irishmen
  • The Famine & Industrialisation
  • The Act of Union
  • Home Rule
  • The Volunteers, World War I & The Easter Rebellion
  • Partition
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Troubles
  • The Peace Process & Conflict Resolution
  • Post Troubles Belfast & the Re-birth of a City

We can provide fully tailored itineraries for your group, from as little as 2 hours to up to 3 days of core activities.

For further information, and to discuss your requirements please contact us by email at  cu@deadcentretours.com.


Private Group Tours

A History of Terror walking tour in Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.

Our ‘A History of Terror’ walking tour can be run as a private tour for groups of 8 or more.  The tour explains how the Troubles began, tells the stories of the people involved, their place in the conflict and the effect these attacks and incidents had on the city and its people. It also shows how far the city has come since the ceasefires and Peace Process. A complete overview can be found here.

Private tours can start at any time to suit your itinerary, subject to availability.  Group rates are available, and the tour itself can be customised depending on the group’s specific areas of interest.
To discuss your group’s requirements, please contact us by email at cu@deadcentretours.com


Don’t just take our word for it…

See what other teaching professionals think of our tour:

“I brought a college group to Belfast specifically to study the Troubles, and the decision I made to organize two days with Dead Centre were the best of the two-week experience.”
“If you are in Belfast and want a much more well-rounded history of the Troubles, there is no better way to experience it than through Dead Centre Tours. If you are an educator, they arranged ‘special’ events for groups (which were the highlight of our collective experience).”
“Special shout-outs to Mark, who customized our itinerary to my exact specifications and to Paul, for being one of the best on-tour guides I have had in 10+ years of leading college students abroad. Can I give more than 5 stars?”
“During the 2-2.5hr walk, you really form a bond with Paul and with the city and its history. Paul isn’t satisfied with just walking you around a bit and reciting happenings to you. He learns about those of us taking this tour and deftly relates your history and experiences to those of Belfast. It’s really quite extraordinary.”
“Thanks again for such an incredible tour – what a fantastic way to kick start a 10-day human rights tour of Europe; truly thought provoking, balanced and incredibly accessible while perfectly detailed.”
“Our students are inquisitive learners and reflective discussions revealed the amount of information they had gained during our 2 days.
They still cannot stop talking about it. Great hit and just what a College Study group should be doing.”
“Spending time with DC Tours was fascinating, intriguing and informative. Their portrayal of Belfast was thought provoking and sensitive. I have been travelling to Belfast for 10 years and learned more with them than ever before.”