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Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale

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Address: Currahoo | Ballinspittle, Kinsale 123, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 250 0731
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Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale. The original daily...

Don & Barry's Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale. The original daily walking tour of Kinsale. Daily 7 days from Kinsale Tourist Office at 11.15 April-Oct. Plus early bird tour at 9.15 May-Sept, Mon- Sat. Selected by Rick Steves as 'Kinsale's single best attraction' Duration 1 hour approx, suits all ages, rain or shine!Tours Nov-March by appointment only

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Don and Barry were not available - Dave was great!

We were told several times to be sure to get on Don and Barry's tour and no other. Well - Dave was conducting Don and Barry's tour that day for them and he was wonderful! Funny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told several times to be sure to get on Don and Barry's tour and no other. Well - Dave was conducting Don and Barry's tour that day for them and he was wonderful! Funny, smart, and engaging! A memorable visit to a memorable city. Kinsale has such fascinating history. Don't miss this tour and don't worry if Dave... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a splendid 90 minutes in Barry's company this morning, learning much about Kinsale's momentous past and its place in Irish (and British) history. As is so often the case, whenever Britain (or England) gets involved in Ireland things never turn out well. Kinsale's no different.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fun morning spent with the congenial Barry touring Kinsale's charming, winding streets. I highly recommend this 90-minute tour to get an interesting and fun understanding of this little harbor town's vast and influential role in Ireland's past. It's a fabulous value.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barry was awesome, explaining the history of not only Kinsale but also for me at least, bringing together lots of the history of Ireland. Barry was funny and clear and very personable. The tour was not long or short, it took us through the main points of the town and brought us back to the main points where many of... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was led by David who is an expert on the history of this seaside village. Well worth the 7 Euros per person.

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Thank Richard P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kept us all interested. This tiny town holds so much history. Imagining it as an old port town with the water right up to the walls made rows of old houses come alive. But hey, I am a bit of a history geek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did many things during our 2 day stay in Kinsale and this was the best! Barry took us around Kinsale for an informational, funny, and entertaining tour of the city. He's literally a walking encyclopedia of Kinsale and beyond. The tour took about an hour and is great for all ages. When in Kinsale, definitely do this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice stroll through the harbor area in Kinsale. For the 7 Euros, well worth it. Got a historical, architectural and cultural understanding of the town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on walking tours in many different cities worldwide,some great, some not so much.This one is in the great category. You could not believe that a small place like Kinsale can have such a colourful history,but it does! Barry is engaging and makes the subject very interesting. Excellent value at 7 euros each.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an extremely enjoyable walk. My husband I learned many historical facts about Kinsale and were greatly entertained by Barry's charming wit and knowledge all along the way. Kinsale was one of our favorite towns in Ireland; one we will return to again.

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