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Donal Kelly - Blue Badge Level 4 Guide

Walking/Cycle/Coach Guide

★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 99 Ratings

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  

Customer Ratings

★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 99 Ratings
  • ★★★★★5 Wonderful Morning! Interesting Info! Super Guide!
    Review by Anne M. in Apr 2022 - Ballynafeigh Walking Tour

    Donal was super - interesting, informative, personable, friendly and adaptable… The tour is professionally run and Donal was careful to make sure w…

    Donal was super - interesting, informative, personable, friendly and adaptable… The tour is professionally run and Donal was careful to make sure we were safe when crossing roads etc… Highly recommended!

  • ★★★★★5 A great day out,
    Review by Karen M. in Mar 2022 - Antrim/N'Abbey Lough Neagh Coach Tour

    Great day out with an experienced guide and a driver taking the hassle out of travelling. Each stop was well worth exploring and we discovered a lot a…

    Great day out with an experienced guide and a driver taking the hassle out of travelling. Each stop was well worth exploring and we discovered a lot about areas very close to home which we normally ignore. Thank you.

  • ★★★★★5 Hidden gems is right!
    Review by Deborah G. in Mar 2022 - Antrim/N'Abbey Lough Neagh Coach Tour

    A really interesting mix of historical sites from the round tower on Antrim to the castle gardens up to present day internationally recognised eel fi…

    A really interesting mix of historical sites from the round tower on Antrim to the castle gardens up to present day internationally recognised eel fishing industry on Lough Neagh with an equal mix of expert, knowledgeable and friendly guides . It made me want to go back for more!

  • ★★★★★5 Hidden gems
    Review by Ken M. in Mar 2022 - Antrim/N'Abbey Lough Neagh Coach Tour

    In a word - wonderful!

  • ★★★★★5 Tour guides day out
    Review by Sharon M. in Mar 2022 - Antrim/N'Abbey Lough Neagh Coach Tour

    Donal was an excellent guide, very informative, interesting stories, also Louise was very interesting and told us all about Alexander Irvine and Pogue…

    Donal was an excellent guide, very informative, interesting stories, also Louise was very interesting and told us all about Alexander Irvine and Pogues Entry, Chris the Park Ranger gave us an excellent tour of Antrim Castle Gardens, the Lock Keepers Cottage provided a first class lunch and it felt a privilege to see behind the scenes at at Shane’s Castle. I would highly recommend this tour 😊

  • ★★★★★5 Hidden gems of County Antrim
    Review by Beate H. in Mar 2022 - Antrim/N'Abbey Lough Neagh Coach Tour

    The whole tour was at all times enjoyable and interesting. We visited a number of really interesting sites, such as the 'White House' in County Antrim…

    The whole tour was at all times enjoyable and interesting. We visited a number of really interesting sites, such as the 'White House' in County Antrim, the Dunadry hotel and wonderful gardens, the Round Tower and Castle Gardens in Antrim town and Shane's Castle estate which were all very well presented and explained. We learned about the life and work of Lough Neagh fishermen and got to taste Lough Neagh eel and pollen. Both were delicious! I can recommend the tour highly.

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Antrim/N'Abbey Lough Neagh Coach Tour

Antrim/N'Abbey/Lough Neagh Coach Tour

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