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McNamara's Famous Guided Walking Tours

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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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Entertaining, Informative, Authentic - Great city tour of Derry

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
mindieburgoyne
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Marion Station, Maryland

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Marion Station, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Pick Ronan and you won't be disappointed. Very passionate, compassionate, and dynamic. Warning: check all your assumptions about everything at the door.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

McNamara was booked by our tour group. Never before have I taken a walking tour (or bus tour) where the tour guide captivated the audience in its entirety. Granted, local guides know the history, but they are not able to present information so entertainingly that they compel the group to hunger and thirst for more. He completely engages his guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The store really waxy back through history as it takes you through the walls of Londonderry or Derry. Is a thousand times better to take the Tour of in to walk the walls yourself. The information in the tour really sets the scene in you get a real feel for what happened.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best walking tours we have done. Our guide Dermot was amazing. His knowledge of Derry was unbelievable. Highly recommend....

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