We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kinsale Heritage Walks

1 Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 86 826 7656
Website
Save
Review Highlights
#FeelTheTown

This walking tour is a must! This town is a must! A spectacular visit to the small harbor town of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
brendoncwilson
via mobile
Excellent

Brilliant, did it twice. Very informative and a an easy walking pace. A must if you are visiting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bernice L
Read all 243 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dermot ryan” (73 reviews)
“walking tour” (38 reviews)
“town walk” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
1 Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 86 826 7656
Write a Review
Reviews (243)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This walking tour is a must! This town is a must! A spectacular visit to the small harbor town of Kinsale. The tour guide keeps your attention and shares plenty about the area along the way. You will miss out if skip this one.

Thank brendoncwilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant, did it twice. Very informative and a an easy walking pace. A must if you are visiting beautiful Kinsale. Dermot is a fountain of knowledge and a great story teller.

Thank Bernice L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dermot is a born storyteller,and makes the town of Kinsale come alive. The walk is done at a very comfortable pace as Dermot shares, his historical knowledge, maps, folklore, photos and humor to make this tour one not to miss.

Thank Gigi5of5
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Dermott's walking tour of Kinsale wasn't originally on our itinerary, but I sure am glad that we decided to do it! Walking through the town with the added context of history and culture really added to our enjoyment. Dermott was as funny as he was...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you have the time its a great way to not only gain your bearings but also insight into the history and the town proper.

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Spent an hour listening to Dermot and walking about the town. Dermot is a great storyteller and we enjoyed hearing bout the history and anecdotes from times past. He also introduced us to the Farmers' Markets on Wednesdays and well worth a visit. The olives,...More

Thank Marg255060
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We arrived in Kinsale on a Sunday only to find the Information Office closed. Dermot was nearby and invited us to join his group on a town walk. He was very informative and interesting, giving us a great background to the town as well as...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We happened upon Dermot Ryan about to start his tour when we visited the Tourist Office. So, of course, we decided to join his group. This was a very interesting way to learn about the town. Dermot conveyed it's history in a clear and entertaining...More

Thank kerilou
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

On one way, The Scilly Walk leads to the Bulman Bar (a great place to go to have a drink :) & enjoy the view... it can be quite busy on a sunny day so unfortunately we couldn't eat there but I have heard it...More

Thank Claire Mélanie M
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The photos and maps we use to show the history of the town and the forts makes the town come alive and is much better than just talking. Anyone who would like a copy of the photos...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I was in Kinsale recently for an event related to the Lusitania. Dermot led a group of about 15 of us (including a bus tour from Matthews Coaches in Dundalk) around Kinsale. It was a great mix of information with the right amount of humor....More

Thank ontheroadagn7
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks for coming to Kinsale for the Lusitania event and it was great to hear that you enjoyed the walk. The photographs of the town, especially of the Lusitania story are always very popular....the old saying that one picture is worth a thousand words !

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Bastion
284 reviews
.14 km away
Finns' Table
562 reviews
.10 km away
Poets Corner
318 reviews
.10 km away
Max's
581 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Multose Church
125 reviews
.28 km away
Kinsale Tourist Office
37 reviews
.22 km away
Kinsale Regional Museum
80 reviews
.22 km away
The Gallery Kinsale
10 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
YoungSeniorCruiser
15 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bloomingidiot | Reviewed this property |
Supposed to be an hour, ours was 1 1/2 hours
0
Votes
foxreview
13 April 2016|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Rosanne64
15 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote