Shankill Road

The Shankill Road (from Irish: Seanchill meaning "old church") is the arterial road leading through west Belfast, Northern Ireland. It runs through the predominantly loyalist working-class area known as the Shankill. The road stretches westwards for approximately 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from central Belfast and is lined, to an extent, by shops. The residents live in the many streets which branch off the main road. Much of the area along the Shankill Road forms the five wards of Court district electoral area.

The road is known as Auld Kirk Gate ("old church road") in Ulster-Scots.

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... notorious group, based on the Shankill Road in the mid 1970s became known as the Shankill Butchers ... gun battle with the Official IRA in the Falls Road area, resulting in four deaths ... period came in October 1993, when the PIRA bombed a fish shop on the Shankill Road in an attempt to kill the UDA leadership ...
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... The Shankill Road bombing (or Shankill bomb) was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) on 23 October 1993 and is one of the most ... was to be held above Frizzell's Fish Shop on Shankill Road, Belfast ... The loyalist Shankill Road had been the location of several other bomb and gun attacks, including the Balmoral Furniture Company bombing in 1971 and Bayardo Bar attack in ...
Shankill Road - Transport
... Although the Shankill Road initially grew as part of the main road to Antrim it is no longer part of any wider network linking Belfast to neighbouring towns with its ... by a network of trams in the first half of the twentieth century and the Shankill was the last part of the city to see this service removed in the 1950s ... transport is now provided by the Metro arm of Translink with the Shankill forming the eleventh of the company's twelve corridors ...
Timeline Of The Northern Ireland Troubles And Peace Process - 1990–1999 - 1993
23 October Shankill Road bombing – eight civilians, one UDA volunteer and one PIRA volunteer were killed when a PIRA bomb prematurely exploded at a fish shop on Shankill Road, Belfast ... the "nationalist electorate" in revenge for the Shankill Road bombing ...

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