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Kinsale Heritage Walks

Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
086-8267656
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Ranked #2 of 9 activities in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Dermont Ryan is the most knowledgeable historian of Kinsale, Ireland ever! Not only was the tour full of incredible wonderful history and events it was so personalized. He even provided umbrellas if needed. The best was even after the tour Dermont took time to another day to sit with me to discuss the history of Kinsale for a book I... More

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Frazeysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was on our intinary with the tour group and the group size was 38. I wandered off to explore the town on my own. Could not hear the guide and the tour was too slow IMHO. But the town is fun to explore and I made it back to the bus in time. :-)

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Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Dermot Ryan offers the best walking tour of Kinsale. He is very knowledgeable of the history of Kinsale and shares that knowledge in a relaxed and humorous manner. Although I have been to Kinsale numerous times, I always come away from his tour with added positive experiences that I am able to share with my friends prior to their visit.... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you ever get to Kinsale , Ireland an hour busride from Cork City , you must take this walk Dermot Ryan is a delight to spend an afternoon with . He delivers the history of Kinsale mixed with humor and insight that far surpassed any other tour that I have taken , He also E mailed me copies of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We so enjoyed Dermot's tour. He was funny, informative,knowledgeable and made learning about the amazing battle that changed the history of this great country and it's people so fascinating. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone with even a slight interest in history and an appreciation for humour.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Dermot was such a lovely gracious host for the beautiful city of Kinsale! He was knowledgeable and provided the hidden gems about his city. His explanation of Kinsale being a "Tidy Town" was hilarious. He also went the extra mile to give wonderful add on value to the tour. He did a follow up by email and provided addition information... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I and another couple were recently in Kinsale and we took Dermot Ryan's walking tour. Dermot gave us a wonderful tour of the area while he shared the history of the area. I would definitely recommend taking his tour if you're ever in Kinsale.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I loved this tour ..... Dermot brought the town to life .... A really pretty town, with such a rich history ..... Thoroughly recommend this tour when visiting Kinsale, so you can look behind the scenic beauty, .... and (start to) understand the incredibly rich history of this natural harbour .... Allow an hour and half .... up to two... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We very much enjoyed our Kinsale Heritage Walk with Dermot Ryan when we visited Kinsale in July. On each stop along the stroll of an hour or more around the village, Dermot gave us a snapshot from history, which helped us to better understand Kinsale's strategic role in Ireland's history. He communicated both breadth and depth of knowledge of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Dermot hosted a very walkable tour of Kinsale, which provided very informative perspectives of the area. We had about an hour and a half to fill and this was a great excursion. Dermot is witty, pleasant and well informed. I highly recommend this tour. And, he followed up with an email and additional Kinsale themed photos, which was great.

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