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September 24, 2010

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Nick Wright

Paul, it is very comforting to know that the gradual normalisation of life back home is suitably represented by the complete inanity of most graffiti. Banksy your tagger above certainly ain't!

Neil

I think it was Bernadette Sands McKevitt who made the comment about Bobby Sands (her brother) not dying so they could have cross border consultation on some issues. I wouldn't normally agree with her, but she's right.

Brigada Flores Magon

When I was growing up in Central Belt Scotland in the 50s it was always easier for the Protestants to graffiti 'FTP', the Catholics having to do a laborious 'FTMOTGAOTCOS'--'Fuck the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Chuch of Scotland'....Nothing, sadly, changes and until 'faith' schools are ditched it won't.

Bob from Brockley

I was in Belfast a couple of weeks ago and had similar thoughts. I'm told many more people now visit the "peace wall" then the Giant's Causeway. It is very interesting what a good job the Republican side has done of milking the tourist dollar, but how little such infrastructure there is on the Unionist side. I'm not sure why that is. Also, walking around the Falls Road and the Shankill, it really felt to me like the Unionist side was the poorer side, but more so that it was the beleaguered minority. I'm not sure why that is either.

By the way, any future tourists reading this, based on my experience I'd recommend Coiste tours!

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