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Address: 94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 6SR, Northern Ireland
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McNamara Tours offers varied and engaging walking and bus tours around the...

McNamara Tours offers varied and engaging walking and bus tours around the historic city of Derry: - City Walls - Guildhall - St Columba's Cathedral - Tower Museum - Railway Museum

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Such an insightful tour

Garvin was a great guide, being able to share his personal experiences with us. Was able to capture the emotion appropriately and provided all the information. Also gave us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Katherine T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garvin was a great guide, being able to share his personal experiences with us. Was able to capture the emotion appropriately and provided all the information. Also gave us information about what to do for Halloween, where to eat and drink etc. Would highly recommend, thank you Garvin for working with shamrockers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our recent walking tour with Ronan gave us enormous insight into the troubles in Northern Islands past. It was good to have a man who lived the times talk about the events of the time. Highly, highly recommend this tour & we will be taking a private tour with Ronan on our return to Ireland in the future. A+

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A highlight of our tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland in July. Totally unexpected but Ronan both enlightened us about the Troubles in Derry and inspired us to remember what is truly important! Very highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Thank you Ronan for telling the stories the way you do. I had only a basic understanding of the troubles but after your tour I feel very informed. You used very simple anecdotes to explain a very complex conflict in an unbiased way.

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Marion Station, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I'm a tour operator and booked a group for a walking tour of Derry with Ronan McNamara leading the tour. All of our guests were impressed with Ronan's ability to describe the details of the culture and history, while remaining entertaining and fun. It was so memorable, sensitive and authentic. I highly recommend this tour for those who want to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Ronan is witty, articulate, passionate and extremely knowledgeable. He has that very rare gift of bring history to life. Many guides know history but Ronan brings it to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Ireland. Ronan took us on a tour filled with historical information and stories, as well as present day realities of living in a divided city. He is articulate, well-read and knowledgeable about Irish history, with the gift of making it come alive for his listeners. Highly recommended!

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Only reason I'm giving this 5 stars is because I can't give it 6. With out any doubt this is a must do while here. I can't thank our guide enough for his honesty

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Ten years ago, I visited Derry and experienced a walking tour with Ronan McNamara. He was incredible, my family is still talking about him ten years on. Last week, Ronan again led a tour around the city wall. He is an excellent speaker and quite knowledgeable about the subject of Derry. I cannot wait to get back to this town... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great guided tour through Derry with an indepth understanding of many of the past troubles. Amazing tour guide Garvin (sorry if I spelt it wrong). He engaged all with the history and personal stories. A brilliant insight to troubles I was so unaware of.

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