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Kinsale Heritage Walks

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Address: Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 086-8267656
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Dermot Ryan’s Kinsale Heritage Town Walks, rated as “The ideal way to see...

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.

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Mr. Ryan was the Best!

Went on a walking tour with Dermot Ryan of Kinsale and he was informative, witty, funny and full of information. He answered all questions, showed pics/maps and told stories. It... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a walking tour with Dermot Ryan of Kinsale and he was informative, witty, funny and full of information. He answered all questions, showed pics/maps and told stories. It was a steal at 5 euros pp. The weather in Kinsale was sunny for our tour which was helpful. I would recommend Mr. Ryan to all. Just go to the... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dermot seems to really enjoy guiding people through the historical parts of Kinsale and illustrates the walk with interesting stories which is told in a way that brings it all to life. Great value for money and well worth doing.

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review as it was great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Kinsale has so much history and stories that it may be difficult to remember so, if you want the Kinsale Memo and some of the photographs / maps we use just send an e-mail. More 

County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to start your stay in Kinsale. For 5 euro Dermot Ryan has a fascinating amount of knowledge on the whole story of Kinsale and he does it with a great mix of facts and humour. The tour takes about an hour, but Dermot's in no hurry and you will get plenty of laughs along the way. At... More 

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, always good to hear that we are telling the story of our town. Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. Dermot Ryan More 

Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dermott Ryan gave us a fascinating insight into the history of Kinsale during our town tour. His knowledge of the town was exceptional and stories told in a lively manner kept us all enthralled.

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. it is was great to get such a response. Dermot Ryan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful town offers tourists unspoilt beaches, nature trails and city walks. There's also a ghost tour for thrill seekers. For those who love fish and chips then you will love this town. You can also stop a street cafes as you tour the city for delicious pancakes and coffees. There's James fort and Charles fort to discover on your... More 

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

You have covered it all, definitely the best town in Ireland ! Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. Dermot Ryan More 

York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting, inexpensive and informative tour. Dermot knows his town and is filled with fascinating stories and local color. Combined with his good humor, this is a great way to learn about Kinsale. Highly recommended!

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the style of the tour as history is often seen as boring ! Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. More 

Rescue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Dermot Ryan's tour is fun and informative. My wife and I had the pleasure of joining his tour and we were not disappointing. Dermot gives you interesting of history of Ireland, and throws in a lot of humor. His tour is about one and a half hours, but well worth the time spent. We would go on Dermot's tour again.

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Love to have you back again....No charge for a repeat visit ! Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. Best Wishes, Dermot Ryan More 

Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

5 euros. Most people spend that on a snack. Invest 5 euros in a tour with Dermont Ryan instead. He was very knowledgeable and funny - you can tell he his profoundly proud of his town. (Rightly so!) I would recommend that you take the tour early in your visit to Kinsale so that you can visit some of the... More 

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, much appreciated. Let me know if you need any information on our town More 

Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Dermont Ryan's was a delightful man his knowledge of kinsale history was very impressive if your touring Ireland this is a must see tour Kinsale heritage walk!!! Jessica M Fox

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk as the history of Kinsale is also the history of Ireland We have so many connections, mostly disasters ! Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. Best Wishes, Dermot Ryan More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A walking tour in Kindle is a must to get a full sense of the town's place in Irish history and Dermot Ryan is the perfect guide. Knowledgeable, funny and able to relate to his audience's country of origin he truly brought Kinsale to life for us.

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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this review

Great to read your response as this what we try to do. Write if you want information or copies of the photos / maps used on the walk. More 

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