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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...more
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1 Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Very good golf course but expensive. The scenery of the Irish coast from the course is spectacular - a visit is worth it just for this. Very busy so advanced booking is advised otherwise you will be disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic, informative and entertaining walk around historic Kinsale with Dermot this afternoon. Dermot has extensive knowledge and is a skilled storyteller with a warm and witty approach. Highly recommended and thanks Dermot for a great experience!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thanks for this great review, much appreciated as it is always something special when visitors appreciate the unique style of the walk which brings the history to life with the maps and old photographs. Enjoyment is the key to learning history as schools tended to...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Dermot Ryan was interesting, informative, personable and funny. We really enjoyed his anecdotes about the history of this town. If only history teachers in school could be so interesting!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thanks for the review...It was great to have such a response. I taught history at different levels for 40 years using the same approach with maps, photographs and stories to get attention..and it worked !!!

Reviewed November 22, 2018

Our family of four took this walk in November of 2018 and it was wonderful. Dermot Ryan, our guide, was witty and exceptionally informative. This tour is the perfect way to get to know the city and to get a sense of Irish history. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the Kinsale Walking Tour. It is a very interesting town and mirrors the history of Ireland so that you are something of an expert on the history of the country at the end !

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a 1 hour walking tour with Dermot Ryan. He gave us a lot of information about Kinsale and had a good sense of humor. The tour starts at the Tourist Office at 10:30 am daily.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and a touch of humour as this is the ideal way to learn of the history of our town which reflects the history of Ireland. It is a bit like the song "A spoonful of sugar makes...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We all enjoyed the walk and commentary. Details on Irish history told in an amusing way. The stories gave a personal side to historical events. If you are touchy about your country's politics you might hear some comments you do not like.

Date of experience: October 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Great to hear that you enjoyed the walk as enjoyment is essential to remembering the history as shown with the maps and photographs, otherwise an hour listening to a lecture type walk can be boring and forgettable.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

My mom and I were at the visitor's centre in Kinsale, and she was approached by the tour guide to take a tour. It was fun and informative, and he was very kind, patient, and aware of my mom (she does not walk fast or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thanks for the great review, much appreciated. Kinsale is an ideal town for walking as it is level, with footpaths dished for wheelchair access. It is also great for history with a story around every corner to make a visit an unforgettable experince.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

I was part of a group of 12 or so who had the great pleasure of a most informative stroll about the Market area of Kinsale, and even though I have been coming to Kinsale for decades learned more about the town today than in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

It is always great to receive such a good review and even better when it comes from someone who is a frequent visitor to the town and appreciates the story of Kinsale told in an unusual way, using maps and photographs with a touch of...More

Reviewed October 6, 2018

Had a fantastic tour around the town. Dermot was very amusing and told great stories. The visual aids were brilliant. He had brought an A4 Lever Arch file and showed us old pictures of times past of the places we visited. Most ennoyable

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved the history and our guide.Walk was very short, more of a historic telling in the town center. I would love to have ridden around the whole town to be able to take pictures.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Good to hear that you loved the walks which last an hour plus which is usually the time that visitors prefer. We also offer an extended visit for those who would like to explore further so if you are in Kinsale again let me know...More

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YoungSeniorCruiser
September 15, 2016|
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Response from bloomingidiot | Reviewed this property |
Supposed to be an hour, ours was 1 1/2 hours
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Response from dermotryankinsale | Property representative |
just send an e-mail giving the day and number of people to the address on the Kinsale Heritage web site
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Response from dermotryankinsale | Property representative |
The Kinsale Heritage Walk leaves from the Tourist Office at 10.30 a.m. daily. Dermot Ryan, rated Best Guide in Ireland by the Irish Independent, the ideal way to explore Kinsale and learn its history by the Irish Times... More
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