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McNamara's Famous Guided Walking Tours

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Address: 94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 2BW, 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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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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San Juan Cosalá, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

MacNamara is an engaging and fascinating speaker, full of knowledge and wisdom. He has a unique perspective of The Troubles, and is refreshingly full of hope that his small children will never know the sorrows of previous generations. LOVED THIS TOUR!

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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We did this walking tour as a part of contiki. It was raining so we weren't in too high spirits but the tour was amazing and changed our spirits from cold and miserable to happy and amazed! It was very informative and interactive! Our whole group loved it! I highly recommend doing this tour. Even if you live in Ireland... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I would highly recommend doing this walking tour of Derry if you want to get a clear understanding of past events in Norther Ireland. Garvin is a great guide Knowledgeable, passionate, shares his personal & touching stories and a great laugh.

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