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Kinsale Heritage Walks

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Address: Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 086-8267656
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Description: Dermot Ryan’s Kinsale Heritage Town Walks, rated as “The ideal way to see...
Dermot Ryan’s Kinsale Heritage Town Walks, rated as “The ideal way to see Kinsale and learn its history” by the Irish Times, uses a unique blend of old photographs and maps to show the heritage of this special town. Daily from the Tourist Office, 10.30 and 3 p.m., lasting an Irish hour, Hail, Rain or Snow ! Adults, 5 Euro, Children free, Special group rates.
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We took this tour near the end of a 15-day tour of Ireland and this was the best tour we had anywhere. Not only was it entertaining, the tour really brought together all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We took this tour near the end of a 15-day tour of Ireland and this was the best tour we had anywhere. Not only was it entertaining, the tour really brought together all the history that we had been exposed to for the past two weeks. We would highly recommend taking the time - more than one hour - to... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We took a walking tour around Kinsale with Dermot Ryan. We met at the Visitor Center, and the tour started on time. Mr. Ryan is a former teacher, and he loved explaining to all of us the history and the architecture of Kinsale. I highly recommend this tour. Very reasonably priced also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a fun and scenic walk from Fort Charles to Kinsale. We did not understand how to access it on the way to Fort Charles as did not understand the signage. We stumbled along it as leaving Fort Charles and wondered why we had not found it and walked it on the LONG walk to Fort Charles! It sure... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband & I enjoyed this tour. Mr. Ryan arrived early for the tour. We found that he is very knowledgeable not only regarding the history of Kinsale but that of all of Ireland. He was easy going, funny & easily understandable. He kept us involved by asking questions and the tour had a good, easy pace. There are bathrooms... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This summer (2014) I walked from the town to the beach across from Charles Fort. It's quite the scene I have to say. Garretstown which I've photographed here is also a terrific sight.

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable. It was fascinating to listen and learn from Dermot. While his knowledge of KInsale is broad and deep, he can seamlessly integrate that history with other world events of the time. I would guess from our own experience that a good portion of each tour's presentation is spontaneous and responsive to questions that arise. Not at all stilted... More 

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Bois le Roi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dermot takes you back through the ages with his witty anecdotes, well-informed stories and thought-provoking comments about Kinsale... and life in general. Money and time well spent !

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Dermot Ryan has got to be among the best tour guides in Ireland and beyond. He was as charming as you might expect from an Irishman, but his knowledge of Kinsale is deep. Further, he was able to recognize the particular interests of individuals amongst our small group and personalize points of interests and bits of fascinating trivia. Neither too... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Mr. Ryan took our UR Travel Tour group on a lovely afternoon tour of Kinsale. Mr. Ryan mixes his deep historic knowledge about this breathtaking seaside town with humor and interesting anecdotes about the people who have lived there. I highly recommend taking this walking tour and making a day of it enjoying the local sites and pubs. In fact,... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family enjoyed a very informative and humorous walk with Dermot.As well as being fun it was educational and great to get the perspective of a local on some of the major events which have happened.

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