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Hero of Belfast: Mary Ann McCracken Walking Tour

Clifton House Belfast, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 1ES
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Experience Mary Ann McCracken’s Belfast, as you walk in the footsteps of this remarkable abolitionist, philanthropist and social reformer

Mary Ann McCracken, who was born over 250 years ago, is intrinsically linked to the city of Belfast.  She lived her fearless life championing causes, moving from place to place, always on a mission to make life better for those less fortunate than herself.

On this unique walking tour of Belfast you will hear about her more radical nature, her role in the work of the United Irishmen, the 1798 rebellion and beyond. Listen to the stories lifted from her own letters which showd the devotion she had towards her older brother Henry Joy – hanged for his leading role in the rebellion.

Our expert guide will take you to the locations linked to her life, her endeavours and that of her family. You will be led through the same streets she walked over 200 years before. Starting at Clifton House, where Mary Ann’s thirst for philanthropic causes first began, and where her impact can still be seen today, the tour finishes near Belfast City Hall.

Planning your visit

Walking tour lasts approx. 2 ½ hours (includes a tea / coffee rest stop)

Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the tour start time

Tickets are £12.50pp*, and includes a complimentary tea and coffee

Walking tour commences at Clifton House and finishes in Donegall Square

Booking in advance is essential due to limited spaces

Belfast Visitor Pass and Concession rates are £11.50. Please present your Visitor Pass on arrival. For further information on the Belfast Visitor Pass, visit:


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  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • Guide dogs permitted

Establishment Features

  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Online Booking
  • Prior Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Belfast Visitor Pass and Concession Rates£11.50 per ticket
Guided Tour£12.50 per ticket

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

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Opening Times

Season (10 Mar 2023 - 29 Oct 2023)
Friday14:00 - 16:30

* Every Friday at 14:00
Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the tour start time

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