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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 Cycle Tour Belfast

    Had a fantastic evening on a cycle tour with Donal. It was a great way to see Belfast and learn about all it's history. Donal was really informative …

    Had a fantastic evening on a cycle tour with Donal. It was a great way to see Belfast and learn about all it's history. Donal was really informative and a super guide. All equipment provided. Would recommend this tour to anyone!

  • ★★★★★5 Great Way to Spend a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

    We moved to Antrim just over a year ago and were keen to learn a bit more about the history of the town. Donal was an excellent guide, he has a wealth…

    We moved to Antrim just over a year ago and were keen to learn a bit more about the history of the town. Donal was an excellent guide, he has a wealth of knowledge on the area and gave us a much better understanding of the important events that had happened in and around Antrim. If you have the opportunity and an interest in the history of Antrim, I would strongly recommend that you join Donal on one of his future tours of the town.

  • ★★★★★5 Interesting

    Donal was an excellent guide. Very informative and enjoyable. Antrim has a fascinating history and I think more could be done to tell people. The tour…

    Donal was an excellent guide. Very informative and enjoyable. Antrim has a fascinating history and I think more could be done to tell people. The tour was very enjoyable and the earphones were great, sound clear and helped social distancing. Highly recommended.

  • ★★★★★5 Great tour

    Really interesting tour which was clear and easy to follow

  • ★★★★★5 Things I didn’t know
    Review by Maura M. in Jun 2021 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    Having lived in this area of South Belfast for 30 years ( I’m not a native) I was interested to find out more. Donal our guide explained things I ha…

    Having lived in this area of South Belfast for 30 years ( I’m not a native) I was interested to find out more. Donal our guide explained things I had often wondered about and told me things I didn’t know. Fascinating walk. Thank you Donal

  • ★★★★★5 Great Experience
    Review by Gerry Mc Clory in Jun 2021 - Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

    Excellent drive and walk hearing and visualisation of the leaders, and the actual battle sites of the battle of Antrim. Great to hear the history and …

    Excellent drive and walk hearing and visualisation of the leaders, and the actual battle sites of the battle of Antrim. Great to hear the history and background to the events and insight into the thinking of the leaders. Thank you