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McNamara's Famous Guided Walking Tours

94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 6SR, Northern Ireland
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Part of a CIE tour

Highly recommend...we were lucky enough to have the daughter of the founder - she was informative... read more

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Ronan provided such insight into a divided city

We were part of a CIE tour that visited Derry in early October. A guided city tour was part of our... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Chris J
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McNamara Tours offers varied and engaging walking and bus tours around the historic city of Derry: - City Walls - Guildhall - St Columba's Cathedral - Tower Museum - Railway Museum
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94 Butlers Wharf, Derry BT47 6SR, Northern Ireland

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend...we were lucky enough to have the daughter of the founder - she was informative, thoughtful, and a wonderful champion for Northern Ireland and its future!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We were part of a CIE tour that visited Derry in early October. A guided city tour was part of our itinerary. Ronan was our guide and provided an unbiased historical perspective of the unrest in Northern Ireland over the decades (and longer). It was...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had the pleasure of Ronan providing a Derry Walking Tour as an Insight Vacations excursion. Ronan is a great story teller with lots of fact based knowledge and history. An excellent speaker, Ronan's exuberance made everything vivid and history seemed to come to life....More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

My wife and I were part of a CIE tour group who spent a short time in Derry in early July. Ronan McNamara provided us with an engaging history of Derry's walls and the Troubles there in the 1970s and 1980s. He completed his talk...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide was very engaging and really kept your interest. She really gave you the story of "The Troubles". A must see to understand what was going on at the time and how that affected Ireland.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our group's walking tour on the walls of Derry was memorable because our guide, Ronin McNamara, helped us see the where and when along with the why, of the history of Derry/Londonderry. This was my favorite activity on our whirlwind trip through Ireland and Northern...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We took this tour as part of a group touring all over Ireland. Ronan, our tour guide, was outstanding. Derry's place in history is important, along with Belfast, the two cities were most significantly affected by "The Troubles." The murals depicting incidents and historic icons...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Incredible tour guide with a very challenging perspective on the 'troubles'. As a person who hates to see any peoples polarized, I found his insights extremely hopeful.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Ronan surprises with this very oriental look with an Irish brogue and Irish humor. He brilliantly explain his view of the Derry troubles and some very thoughtful steps to help resolve the issues. Earlier in the tour I had taken a black taxi ride in...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Ronan walking tour was gripping from the first moment to last word - mixed with humor & overflowing with information. Ronan discusses the origins of the riff &, more importantly offers hope for future through reaching across the divide & teaching our children to be...More

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Debra W
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Response from OZreview1 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to book directly with McNamara's, or through the Concierge at your hotel. It is well worth the experience. Very passionate & knowledgeable. Enjoy.
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