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Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

United Kingdom

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★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 83 Ratings

Donal Kelly - Blue Badge Level 4 Guide
Walking/Cycle/Coach Guide

Hello there,

                  My name is Donal Kelly, I was born in Antrim Town about 18 miles outside Belfast but have lived in Belfast since 1990.

I hold the N.Ireland Blue Badge (Level 4) qualification, the highest accredited tour guiding qualification available in N.Ireland, and sit on the Executive of Tour Guides N. Ireland the local guiding association.

 I also have a professional qualification in Community Relations, and I am a qualified Cycle Instructor.

My backround includes 17 years in Aerospace, and working as an Outdoors Instructor, I was also involved with the 'Peace People' in Belfast, a local peace organisation in the early 1990's.

In 2012 I started working as part of the Visitor Experience Team at Titanic Belfast, and started delivering my own guided experiences in 2016, (Belfast Mic Tours).

I have a love and passion for Ireland North and South and Irish History and culture.

My area's of expertise include Titanic, Belfast's Maritime and Industrial Heritage, and interpretation of the N. Ireland 'Troubles' (Political Mural's, Peace Walls, history and legacy of the Troubles).

I was also a 'Game of Thrones' extra in Seasons 1&2 playing mostly Lannisters, and fought for the Lannisters in the Battle of Blackwater Bay (Season 2).

Most of the fiming of this iconic TV show took place in various locations throughout N. Ireland, the most dramatic being the stunning Causeway Coast. (I am happy show you some of these locations and teach you the sword routine I was taught for the show).   

So I am available for half or a full day, I can offer custom walking/cycle tours or I can join you in a hire car or I can arrange a luxury minibus for your group. 

I am also happy to pre-book Tea/Coffee stops, Lunch stops, pre-book entrance slots for visitor experiences and organise any other activities.

Click on the 'Ask a Question' link for further details and a customised quote.

Cheers

Donal  

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Beginning at the lower gates of Ormeau Park closest to the Bridge we take you on a fascinating  journey through the history of Ballynafeigh from its origins with the Donegall family to recent times when it is now seen by many as a 'Model' community of religious and ethnic tolerance and co-operation.

We will highlight some of the landmark buildings and tell you about some of the significant events, and of course stories of local people who  have helped shape the character of Ballynafeigh.

The tour will take approx 1.5 hours beginning at the Ormeau Park Gates and ending at the Rosetta Roundabout/Carolan Road.

We use a state of the art radio system to ensure safe distancing which is sanitised before and after use, and provide hand sanitiser and wipes.  

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Terms & Conditions

To meet current Covid-19 requirements the tour is conducted entirely outside and to adhere to distancing requirements a radio system is used. Participants are advised to bring their own personal earphones, though a single ear piece can be provided which is sanitised before and after use. Hand sanitiser is also available for participants, and group numbers are capped at 14 per tour, in line with current regulations, anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms should not book onto the tour.

  • Participants must be able to walk for up to 2 hours on flat ground using mostly walking/cycle paths , the walking tour is wheelchair accessible (footpaths and ramped area's) but participants are strongly advised to wear comfortable foot ware and dress appropriately for the weather, NB. The tour takes place outside so  warm clothing and waterproofs are essential.
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 or over).
  • Tours will go ahead rain or shine, if Belfast Mic Tours deems the weather to be unsuitable for tours, they will contact participants beforehand and a re-schedule or refund will be offered. NB. Refunds will only be offered if tours are cancelled by Belfast Mic Tours.
  • Participants thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or behaving aggressively or abusively will not be permitted on the tour and will not be offered a refund.
  • Dogs are welcome though must be kept on a lead at all times and owners will be responsible for them and cleaning up after them (In line with local Bylaws). 

Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour time to allow for the handing out radio sets and briefing.

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Customer Ratings

★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 83 Ratings
  • ★★★★★5 Bet you didn’t know this but Antrim had.......
    Review by Debby Cushenan in Jul 2019 - Antrim Town walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    I thought I knew everything but was I in for a surprise! Fantastic tour taken by Antrim man Donal Kelly.....adding in insights from his own years of g…

    I thought I knew everything but was I in for a surprise! Fantastic tour taken by Antrim man Donal Kelly.....adding in insights from his own years of growing up in Antrim. If you haven’t already taken the tour get booking now, you won’t be disappointed.

  • ★★★★★5 A gem of a tour with something for everyone.

    Lovely walking tour of Antrim town including the beautiful Castle gardens. Learnt about the 1798 Rebellion and Antrim's historic ladies including a '…

    Lovely walking tour of Antrim town including the beautiful Castle gardens. Learnt about the 1798 Rebellion and Antrim's historic ladies including a 'Lady Diana' and 'My lady of the chimney corner'. A gem of a tour with something for everyone.

  • ★★★★★5 I would absolutely highly recommend Donals Tour.
    Review by Stephen McCracken in Jun 2019 - Antrim Town walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    Absolutely brilliant historical/modern tour of Antrim. From Metalica to Alexander Irvings best selling book the tour caters for so many. He did and sh…

    Absolutely brilliant historical/modern tour of Antrim. From Metalica to Alexander Irvings best selling book the tour caters for so many. He did and showed us a great account of the Battle of Antrim which happened in 1798. I would absolutely highly recommend Donals Tour.

  • ★★★★★5 Our walking tour of Belfast was excellent .
    Review by Mary Cullen in Sep 2018 - Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

    Donal Kelly was informed and very knowledgeable. He made allowances for one of our party who was unable to walk as quickly as the rest of us and the t…

    Donal Kelly was informed and very knowledgeable. He made allowances for one of our party who was unable to walk as quickly as the rest of us and the two hours seemed very short! As a native of Belfast I found his tour particularly interesting and I have no hesitation in recommending him whether you are a local or a tourist! The Mic system works very well and makes it very easy for the whole party to keep up with the commentary. Mary

  • ★★★★★5 Donal’s MicnHike tour is by far my favourite
    Review by Chloe in May 2018 - Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

    Of all the tours I have been on, Donal’s MicnHike tour is by far my favourite. Donal offers a comprehensive and enlightening tour, that stretches ou…

    Of all the tours I have been on, Donal’s MicnHike tour is by far my favourite. Donal offers a comprehensive and enlightening tour, that stretches out over the quarters in the city. As someone who has worked in the tourism industry for a number of years, Donal’s tour surprised and delighted me as I learned more about my home city than I could have possibly imagined. Suitable not only for tourists but locals as well, MicnHike teaches you of the deep, rich cultural history that Belfast has to offer – seeing places that you’ve known your whole life through a different lens. I cannot recommend Donal’s tour enough to those wanting the full Belfast experience.

  • ★★★★★5 Donal Kelly's Mike 'n' Hike tour
    Review by Christian Pierce in Apr 2018 - Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

    I took Donal's Mike 'n' Hike tour with my parents last summer. We had a wonderful time walking through downtown Belfast with his guidance. Not only…

    I took Donal's Mike 'n' Hike tour with my parents last summer. We had a wonderful time walking through downtown Belfast with his guidance. Not only is Donal knowledgeable about the history of Belfast to a ludicrous degree, he's able to bring it all across in an interesting way. It's clear that not only has he done quite a bit of research, but he actually enjoys what he does. I can say that you will be getting a pretty good view into the history of Belfast, why it is the way it is today and of course the history of the native industries and the remnants thereof. The whole time, you will be with someone who is very friendly and encourages questions and engagement. Do not waste the opportunity.