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Áras Uí Chonghaile - James Connolly Visitor Centre

374 - 376 Falls Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT12 6DG
Áras Uí Chonghaile - James Connolly Visitor Centre

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Áras Uí Chonghaile is a modern, inspirational, visitor centre that will attract visitors and locals alike epitomising the character and fabric of the Falls Road. A place of welcome for people with all politics and of none.

James Connolly was a man of formidable ideas and remarkable vision. Over 100 years after James Connolly was executed, his values, his ideas and the example he gave us in life, are as inspiring and relevant as ever. Our mission in this Centre is to ensure that a new generation of Irish citizens and those who visit us from across the world are introduced to Connolly and his ideas.

Connolly was born of humble origins and knew poverty at first hand all of his life. Despite having left school at a very early age, he was driven to learn and to understand the world around him. His appetite for knowledge was ferocious. Despite his origins, he went on to write some of the most incisive and original works of political philosophy and historical analysis ever written on these Islands and indeed in the world.

Eispéareas ui Chonghaile -The James Connolly Experience  Immerse yourself in the life, times and politics of James Connolly.  The James Connolly Experience is an audio tour which will guide you through our interactive exhibition, which tells the story of Connolly's life, from his birth in Edinburgh, to meeting his wife Lily in Dublin, to travelling across the United States spreading the word of trade unionism. From there, explore Leabharlann Uí Chonghaile, a unique and profound collection of writings by and about James Connolly, and discover our unique art and historic collections.
Lasting approximately 40 minutes, the tour will introduce you to many interactive features and will immerse you in the story of James Connolly as you make your way through the Centre. Book here 

Turas oidhreachta Ui Chonghaile - The James Connelly Heritage Trail   Uncover the hidden heritage of James Connolly, this dynamic trail is supported by innovative Augmented Reality. The trail takes you on a tour of the city stopping at some of the most historically significant sites associated with James Connolly while exploring Belfast’s political, industrial, feminist and working class history and the city's role in shaping Ireland for the next 100 years.
The Augmented Reality app allows visitors and citizens alike to bring the story of James Connolly in Belfast to life! Guided tours begin at 10.30 every Wednesday. The tour begins at Belfast City Hall and lasts approximately 3 hours at a steady pace. Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for distance and weather conditions. Booking in advance is essential. Book here 

Catch up on our full programme of events at Leabharlann Imeachtaí -Events    To register for any of our events or for more information , please email

Café Uí ChonghaileCafé Uí Chonghaile is located in the heart of Belfast's Gaeltacht Quarter serving breakfast, lunch and all things sweet Whether for coffee, catch-ups or good food - we’re open for business.

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Suitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

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  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
James Connelly Heritage Trail£10.00 per ticket
James Connolly Experience£15.00 per ticket
James Connolly Experience£7.00 per ticket
James Conolly Expeience£5.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Áras Uí Chonghaile Exhibition (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00
Café Uí Chonghaile (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - Friday09:00 - 15:00
James Connolly Experience (19 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022)
Monday - Friday09:30 - 15:00
James Connolly Heritage Trail (26 Oct 2022 - 22 Feb 2023)
Wednesday10:30 - 13:30

* Please note last admission for Exhibition is 15:00

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