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Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale

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Address: Currahoo | Ballinspittle, Kinsale 123, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 250 0731
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Description: Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale. The original daily walking...
Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale. The original daily walking tour of Kinsale. Daily 7 days from Kinsale Tourist Office at 11.15 April-Oct. Plus early bird tour at 9.15 May-Sept, Mon- Sat. Selected by Rick Steves as 'Kinsale's single best attraction' Duration 1 hour approx, suits all ages, rain or shine!Tours Nov-March by appointment only
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Great stroll through Kinsale

Don gave us a rich history of the past and created for us during the walk a real feel of that time in history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Washington, Georgia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Don gave us a rich history of the past and created for us during the walk a real feel of that time in history.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Barry was a great guide--from the very beginning, he introduced himself to all participants, asking about personal details (where everyone was from, what they do here) and really made a personal connection. He was able then to use that throughout the tour in order to make personal references to various connections many in our group had to historical sites in... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Don was so generous in sharing with us his wealth of knowledge about Kinsale. It was a walking history lesson amongst the areas that the history actually took place. I liked that the tour didn't seem commercial -- it was more like taking a walk with someone who was passionate about what happened to the place over time and wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Without this tour I'd remember Kinsale now as lovely seaside town with great food and lodgings and pricy tourist shops. Maybe not much more. Boy would I be wrong. This is a place that pulses with history from the fourth Spanish Armada to the sinking of the Lusitania, and Barry brought it to life in all its complexity and far-reaching... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you visit Kinsale, this walking tour is an absolute must. Barry was our guide, and his "stroll" was educational, informative, entertaining, and just plain fun. If you do nothing else in Kinsale, go on this tour!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The perfect tour for our small family reunion group. Barry was fun, informative and very knowledgeable of Kinsale and it's history.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Don is extremely well versed in all things Kinsale, and knows a great deal of history. We were there on a nice day, and only for one day, so I'm not sure we'd do the tour with such short time. If you are there multiple days, I'd highly recommend.

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Morgan City, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This walking tour is worth doing because it gives you an overview of the history of Kinsale. It may also be worth waiting for Barry or Don if one of them does not show up to guide you. Our group had the wife of one of the gentlemen, and although she was informative, I feel that some of the passion... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Well let's start with the fact that Barry had been on Rick Steve's teevee show so yeah he's kinda a rock star. And he's smart and easy to talk to and knowledgeable about anything you throw at him. If you are in Kinsale, do not miss this tour!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Highly recommended (esp for the price). I was in Ireland on my honeymoon and my wife and I took the tour and enjoyed it very much. We are history/context people so the tour gave us a great deal of what we were looking for. The tour will give you an idea of how this little port had huge impact on... More 

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