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Kinsale Heritage Walks
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“dermot ryan”(76 reviews)
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“walking tour”(42 reviews)
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
1 Pier Road | Tourist Information Office, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 86 826 7656
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank rook289
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Clancy T
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 14 October 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

Thank StanM53
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 6 October 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

Thank FrancesM1073
Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank sandra f
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 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

Reviewed 29 September 2018

The walk around Kinsale was a nice way to spend an hour plus, get in a little bit of walking and learn about Kinsale. The guide was informative and humorous. The walk was level and easy for anyone even remotely ambulatory.More

Thank David P
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed the combination of the humour and the information on the walk. The town is ideal for anyone with a walking difficulty as it is so level because much of the town centre has been reclaimed from the sea and footpaths have been...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 3 couples and our guide had a delightful personality and had a vast knowledge both of Irish and American history. We all thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of Kinsale.

Thank Joanne P
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

It is always great to hear that visitors enjoy the walk, the " delightful personality " comment is real plamas, the Irish word for flattery ! Your comment does show that people can really enjoy history,

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely man with a keen sense of humor. Factually correct and embellished just enuf to make it fun and interesting. Highly recommend. U will not be disappointed.

Thank LPM418
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Extremely glad we chose Kinsale Heritage Walls. Our three year anniversary vacation. Knowledge and laughter made it an unforgettable experience!! A+++More

Thank jkhines
dermotryankinsale, Owner at Kinsale Heritage Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

It is always sunny in Kinsale! That's why I told you that we are the Riviera of Ireland ! Glad to hear that the combination of information and entertainment helped you to enjoy the town and remember our history which was mostly a disaster, but...More

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15 September 2016|
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Response from bloomingidiot | Reviewed this property |
Supposed to be an hour, ours was 1 1/2 hours
13 April 2016|
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
15 March 2015|
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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