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McNamara's Famous Guided Walking Tours

94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 2BW, Northern Ireland
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Owner description: McNamara Tours offers varied and engaging walking and bus tours around the historic city of Derry: - City Walls - Guildhall - St Columba's Cathedral - Tower Museum - Railway Museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

In our recent trip to Ireland and Scotland - this was, by far, one of my favorite moments. Ronan is captivating and very respectful of the heritage and political climate of Northern Ireland. His presentation was so captivating. Truly could have spent all day listening to his reflections and historical accounts of this area. I would recommend this tour to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I worked as a tour leader for three years, taking groups of 50 persons through the UK and Ireland. The tour that Ronan provides was consistently THE highlight of a three-week tour for a significant portion of each group. His knowledge, insight and interpersonal manners make for a moving and thought-provoking experience. Seeing first-hand the positive reactions of hundreds from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Our Trafalgar tour booked a local guide for our time in Derry Londonderry. We were incredibly fortunate to walk the city walls with Ronan. Ronan painted a thoughtful well-balanced picture of the past and present and shared a hopeful message about the future of his beloved city. I came away with a deeper appreciation of the peace work that has... More

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Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I arrived in Derry in January with a group of university students expecting a tour to be booked for us. Finding that it hadn't, our driver suggested Ronan McNamara and we were able to book him at the last minute. I will now book no other guide when I bring students to Derry -- he was magnificent. He understood the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We did a walking tour of this area while on a Royal Irish Tour and it was amazing. Initially I was a little wary, thinking it would be nicer to explore the town rather then go on a walking tour... But I was dead wrong. Ronan's passion, knowledge and personality make this a must-do. I learned so much about the... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

As a part of our "All of Ireland" tour (by Brendan Vacations), we had a pleasure of experiencing the Walking tour of the Walled City by Ronan. Ronan has a gift of Irish story telling skills. The tour was amazingly informing with Ronan's knowledge of history, politics, economics and current affairs. Every single person in our 43 member tour group... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My sister, My dad and I happened to be in Derry at an event last week. We decided, as we had a bit of time to spare that we would take one of the walking tours of the city. Garvan was our tour guide, and I can say that he really made it a tour to remember. It was a... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I can't believe it has taken me so long to write this review. I was a part of a Contiki tour through Ireland the last week of September 2012 and we were so incredibly lucky to partake in this tour. Our tour guide was Ronan and he was absolutely mesmerizing. I am a huge shutterbug and while I definitely took... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

On a recent vacation to Ireland in October of 2012 I was fortunate enough to participate in a walking tour of Derry/Londonderry hosted by Ronon McNamara and the tour was AMAZING. In fact after a (13) day tour of Ireland this was the highlight of my trip. In fact I would make a return trip from the USA to Ireland... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Ronan McNamara is the BEST! I remember the Irish cold, early morning tour, over the hill-like streets to the Derry wall. Hanging on his every word, intrigued by the conflict and history depicted on the bogside murals. I would definitely recommend him, and take his tour again!

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