Donal grew up in the town of Antrim about 17 miles NW of Belfast and has lived in Belfast since 1989, his Great Grandfather worked at Harland & Wolff and helped to build Titanic, his Grandfather was a Tram/Trolley bus driver, an Air Raid Warden during WWII and a senior union Rep in the Belfast Linen Mills.
Donal's backround was in Aerospace working for Belfast Company Shorts/Bombardier for 17 years until redundancy in 2002 as a result of the 9/11 attacks, after re-training he worked for several years as an Outdoors Instructor before getting a job as part of the Visitor Experience Team at the new Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience.
In the early 1990's Donal was involved with the 'Peace People' an organisation originally set up in 1976 in an effort to stop the cycle of violence engulfing NI at that time, he also holds a 'Community Relations' qualification.
In 2016 Donal started offering his own guided walking/cycling and step-on coach guiding under the name of 'Belfast Mic Tours' and bought 14 radio units to ensure participants hear every word and story.
Donal's specialist area's include Titanic and Belfast's Maritime and Industrial heritage, Game of Thrones, he was an extra in Season's 1&2 and has the pics to prove it, and also Belfast's unique links to the founding of the USA.
He also holds the highest level of Tour Guiding qualification available in N. Ireland the Level 4 (Blue Badge) and has 8 years experience guiding in Belfast, the Causeway Coast and other area's of N. Ireland.
So let Donal Kelly provide you with a unique and memorable experience during your visit to Belfast and N. Ireland, he can customise a tour to suit your needs/interests and is ready to start a conversation with you now.