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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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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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Walking Tour of Kinsale

Dermot Ryan is an outstanding guide for the walking tour of Kinsale. A retired history teacher, he told of many things that had happened in the town and he took us to many of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrian, Michigan
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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dermot Ryan is an outstanding guide for the walking tour of Kinsale. A retired history teacher, he told of many things that had happened in the town and he took us to many of them.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Dermot Ryan, the host, offered an enjoyable hour's walking tour of this historic harbor town recounting interesting and often humorous stories in between answering our small group's questions. He's got a notebook full of historic photos and documents that helped me to visualize what Kinsale looked like in earlier times. I took this tour because it was a little earlier... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stopped for lunch in Kinsale, Cork after touring the Blarney Castle. What a beautiful little city. We ate at a small pub and then walked through the little town. We even found a cheese and pate store where we bought four types of cheese, some pate and bread and paid $8.00!!!!! Very reasonable and very delicious.

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Staffs, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Dermot was a great guide to the village, and its part in the history not just of Ireland, but the whole world! Somehow Dermot made a link to everywhere that the other people on the tour came from, usually with a funny story thrown in. The tour route is quite compact, but this suits the majority of people, and Dermot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with Dermot on the walking tour today. It really is worth doing and his humour was really appreciated. He certainly knew his stuff.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Dermot Ryan is very very knowledgeable and is able to convey that knowledge in a humorous interesting way. If you have very high expectations of a tour guide - Dermot will not disappoint you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Dermot Ryan must be a national treasure! Every important settlement and conflict in the last millennium touched Kinsale, and it was key in many. Desmond Ryan tells them all and in such color that you will feel as though you are experiencing the events! Best walking tour anywhere.

Thank Stephen W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I rarely write reviews but I felt compelled to do so after the tour with Dermot. I would go as far as to say that it was the best tour I've been on and that's down solely to our tour guide - Dermot Ryan. We got a fascinating Insight into the history that surrounds the beautiful town of kinsale, however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Kinsale town has a lot of history, there are many tours to chose from, but this one was very good . over an hours tour of the beautiful town of Kinsale. The tour was very informative and really enjoyed Dermot Ryan's guided tour.

1 Thank nyk1981
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

If you want to learn about the history of Kinsale then take this trip. Dermot Ryan is a gem of an historian and witty storyteller. If your not onto long walks and prefer to listen then this is the tour for you. Rain, hail or shine do not miss this hour long masterpiece, you won't regret it.

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