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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...

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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An excellent tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

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.

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

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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.

Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Dermot Ryan is very knowledgeable and a great story teller. It's quite obvious that he enjoys sharing his town with visitors. He carries a binder with historical photos, etc., that he uses to further illustrate his stories about Kinsale. Much more enjoyable than walking around the town reading a guidebook!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had gone to the tourist office in Kinsale to get some local restaurant tips and happened to be there when one of Dermot's tours were leaving (11am) and decided to join the tour, and we were so glad we did. He was very funny and informative and we learnt a lot about the history of Kinsale. The tour itself... More 

Spring Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our tour had provided a guide to give us a tour of Kinsale. It is a charming little town. We had a shower interrupt our tour and had to scurry to find shelter. When the shower stopped, we continued our tour. Our guide told us historical information about the seaside fishing village of Kinsale. A pleasant tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dermot Ryan's Heritage tiwn walk was one of our favorite tour on our trip to Ireland. Mr Ryan was articulate, a wealth of information about Kinsale and humorous. We could not have been more delighted with this tour


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