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Kinsale Heritage Walks

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Address: 1 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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Excellent and very informative walk

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed the tour provided by Dermot Ryan. He was very knowledgable and helped us navigate the history of the beautiful/fantastic Kinsale. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we did this walk with Dermot. It added a deeper dimension to our experience in Kinsale. A must for everyone and for only €5.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is amazing how much history is crammed into such a small town. We really enjoyed strolling about the narrow, colorful streets learning about its past. Dermot also showed us old photographs to supplement the tour. This is a great way to start your visit to the town to get an overview.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide kept us entertained by his relaxed delivery, and little tales. The hour flew by it was very informative at an easy pace even for us old ones, I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disclaimer: I've never written a review, ever, in Trip Advisor or anywhere. That speaks volumes for the high quality of Dermot Ryan's walking tour. It was totally educational as well as enjoyable. I learned lot's of history but also liked the fun folklore and anecdotal stories. It was the perfect lenght of time for teenagers as well - not boring!... More 

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

Thanks for a great review and I am honoured to be your first ever ! it is great to hear how a visitor appreciates and enjoys history which unfortunately is seen as boring and irrelevant. Thanks again. More 

Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great educational tour. Dermot was engaging and knows the history to the smallest detail. I never understood the importance of the battles here and the strategic nature of the town in old history. He had an engaging style and when asked where people were from had an anecdote for each.

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