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

United Kingdom

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★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 84 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 84 Ratings
  • ★★★★★5 Highly recommended Ballynafeigh walking tour.
    Review by Stevie J in Nov 2020 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    Fascinating walking tour of Ballynafeigh with Tiny Tours this morning. Loved hearing about the founding of Rosario Football Club in 1912, the original…

    Fascinating walking tour of Ballynafeigh with Tiny Tours this morning. Loved hearing about the founding of Rosario Football Club in 1912, the original Pavilion, Errigle and Parador bars. And of course, the beautiful churches. Highly recommended!

  • ★★★★★5 Ballynafeigh Walking Tour
    Review by Mary D. in Nov 2020 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    This was a really informative and enjoyable tour. I had reservations as to how this could work with proper distancing. The sound quality provided by t…

    This was a really informative and enjoyable tour. I had reservations as to how this could work with proper distancing. The sound quality provided by the radio equipment was superb so there were no issues. Both guides, Rory and Donal, we’re knowledgeable and engaging. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • ★★★★★5 Excellent

    A very entertaining and informative tour. Highly recommended.

  • ★★★★★5 Fantastic entertaining and educational tour
    Review by Geoff F. in Nov 2020 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    Donal and Rory really bring to life the history and geography of this wonderful part of Belfast. We should all be tourists in our own home towns and l…

    Donal and Rory really bring to life the history and geography of this wonderful part of Belfast. We should all be tourists in our own home towns and learn to appreciate our neighbourhoods. I learned so much about Ballinafeigh and enjoyed every minute of this tour.

  • ★★★★★5 Fun and informative
    Review by Bonnie S. in Nov 2020 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    Brilliant in depth tour!! Donal and Rory are so knowledgeable and well spoken. Great radio system so easy to hear even while walking. A fair and balan…

    Brilliant in depth tour!! Donal and Rory are so knowledgeable and well spoken. Great radio system so easy to hear even while walking. A fair and balanced view of the history too.

  • ★★★★4 An interesting walk up Ormeau Road
    Review by Colette C. in Nov 2020 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

    A great tour full of interesting facts about the area. Donal & Rory are very knowledgeable. A great way to spend a Saturday morning. Would definately…

    A great tour full of interesting facts about the area. Donal & Rory are very knowledgeable. A great way to spend a Saturday morning. Would definately recommend the tour.