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    Gates in a peace line in West Belfast The peace lines or peace walls are a series of separation barriers in Northern Ireland that separate predominantly republican and nationalist Catholic neighbourhoods from predominantly loyalist and unionist Protestant neighbourhoods. They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast and elsewhere.

  2. Feb 23, 2017 · Belfast, British Isles, Europe, European Union, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  3. English: A so-called "Peace Line" in Belfast, separating a Protestant and Catholic neighbourhood from each other. The wall runs the length of the Springmartin Road and is about 18 feet high. The compound at the top of the wall is a police station. Date 12 April 2009 Source From Author Ross Permission (Reusing this file)

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  5. May 26, 2022 · A visit to one of the Belfast Peace Walls is fairly straightforward, once you know where they are (it’s worth understand the difference between Northern Ireland and Ireland in advance). 1. Location The most prominent of the peace walls in Belfast are found, unsurprisingly, between The Falls Road and The Shankill Road in West Belfast.

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  6. Mar 10, 2022 · The Peace Walls (also called dividing walls or Belfast’s Berlin Wall) range in length from a few hundred yards to over three miles. They may be made of iron, brick, and/or steel and are up to 25 feet high. Some of the walls actually have gates allowing passage during daylight hours but they remain closed during the night.

  7. The barrier was erected in 1994 and is one of a number of "peace walls" built across the city in attempt to prevent violence between Nationalist / Republican and Unionist / Loyalist communities. [3] The wall's foundations were laid on 1 September 1994, the day of the first IRA ceasefire. [4]

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