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Kinsale Heritage Walks

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Address: 1 Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 826 7656
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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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Kinsale Heritage Town Walk

Our group of 21 took the town walk with Dermot Ryan. He was a font of knowledge and presented it in a very entertaining manner. Since dinner that evening was on our own, he was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 21 took the town walk with Dermot Ryan. He was a font of knowledge and presented it in a very entertaining manner. Since dinner that evening was on our own, he was asked for recommendations. He pointed out several restaurants on our walk and described their food specialties. This was in addition to the Kinsale history. His... More 

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed the walks and eating out in Kinsale as well. If you want a copy of the Kinsale memo or copies of the items, the Lussitania etc send me an e-mail More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

So glad we decided to do this as we'd have missed all the wonderful history of Kinsale other wise. Dermot was informative but entertaining at the same time and seemed to make a connection with all members of the group. Extremely good valu at €5

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

A wonderful way to learn about the history of this picturesque village. Dermot was engaged and engaging with the group, knew where to seek shelter from the weather. It was a great introduction to Kinsale

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

Thanks for the review as it is great to hear how visitors enjoy the special way we show the history of our town. The weather is usually great,...we claim to live on the Riviera of Ireland (!) but there is always a plan B, just in case !!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I where waiting for another heritage walk to begin and ran into Dermot about to start his walking tour. We feel lucky that we didn't wait the 45 minutes for the other tour. The walking tour was very informative and helped us understand so much about Kinsale and it's place in Ireland's history. Dermot is extremely knowledgable... More 

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

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk so much, especially that you found it helped you understand our history which mirrors the history of Ireland, lots of disasters, but we survived !! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Full time banter and jovial entertainment from our guide Dermot. Visited in May 2016 from Scotland( although parents both from Ireland). Irish and proud of it! Dermot very informative regarding Kinsale Irish heritage and history of other countries and shows personal interest in each person's nationality of those involved in the walk, incorporating witty remarks on their country's history especially... More 

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

Thanks for your great review as it is very important that people enjoy history as it is usually seen as dull and boring just listening to someone for an hour or so but this is how the photos and maps bring the town to life and visitors can really enjoy a visit to the past. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Great walk and very informative! Dermatologist was very witty and knowledgeable about the town. The weather was perfect and we loved the church

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

Thanks again for your comments and taking the walk. Kinsale is really a great town to learn of Irish history and enjoying doing so as so much of our history is national history. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Our adult daughter suggested that we should do this walk. It saved us a lot of time looking for places of interest during our two day visit to Kinsale. Dermot has a wealth of knowledge of the history of Kinsale and he is a great humorist.

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

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the walk and the history of Kinsale which mirrors the history of Ireland and a light touch is important to have visitors enjoy history with the maps and photographs rather that just a lecture. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

just wanted to tour kinsale with a local, wasn't particularly into history. But the walk certainly kindled my imagination and allowed me to view the town the way it is and the way it was. Not many young people during my tour but it could differ time to time. I find timing of the tour particularly good, not too early... More 

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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 the walk made you enthusiastic about history. The use of photographs and maps makes the walk much more interesting than the usual talking / Lecture style tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful walking tour of Kinsale with Dermot Ryan. The breadth of his local knowledge, his lilting accent, and his delightful sense of humor added a fantastic dimension to the tour of this gorgeous port city. A don't miss.

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

I am almost blushing after reading your review but as I told you the Irish are very modest ! Kinsale is really gorgeous and an ideal way to learn of Irish history in an enjoyable way. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This tour is a short walk at an easy pace, and Dermot Ryan is a great storyteller and tour guide. His entertaining way of telling the stories of Kinsale's past kept us focused and entertained. He brings along historical photos and maps to go along with the history stories. The tour is great for all ages and fitness levels. Well... More 

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

Thanks for your great review as it always great to hear how people respond to the use of the photos and maps as I think that they are the ideal way to enjoy and appreciate the history of our town. More 

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