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Donal Kelly - Blue Badge Level 4 Guide

Walking/Cycle/Coach Guide

★★★★★ Average Rating: 4.8 84 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 84 Ratings
  • ★★★★★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

  • ★★★★★5 Everyone in Ireland needs to see this History
    Review by Terry M. in Jun 2021 - Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

    “The purpose of History is not to eulogize but to Inspire the Living” The history I learned today is more relevant than ever and should be compuls…

    “The purpose of History is not to eulogize but to Inspire the Living” The history I learned today is more relevant than ever and should be compulsory learning for every secondary school pupil in N Ireland. As one of the speakers said it this history and culture which unites us in an era of continuing political polarization. Antrim the epicenter of Irish Republicanism!

  • ★★★★★5 Fabulous tour
    Review by Ann M. in Jun 2021 - Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

    Very well planned and delivered- excellent

  • ★★★★★5 Really enjoyable, even in the rain

    Did the tour on a rainy May day and it was great. I've lived in the area for over ten years and it's always interesting to learn about the familiar. D…

    Did the tour on a rainy May day and it was great. I've lived in the area for over ten years and it's always interesting to learn about the familiar. Donal really knew what he was talking about, he provided earphones so we could spread out and be a safe distance

  • ★★★★★5 The Best money my wife ever spent on me!

    The Maritime Mile tour just blew my mind! I thought I had nothing to learn but wow I know so much more now. Donal was a mind of information and his de…

    The Maritime Mile tour just blew my mind! I thought I had nothing to learn but wow I know so much more now. Donal was a mind of information and his delivery was knowledgeable and genuine. Can’t wait until the next one....thanks Donal

  • ★★★★★5 Highly recommended!

    Fascinating tour of the Ormeau / Ballynafeigh area. Donal was a great and interesting tour guide and it was wonderful to learn more about the history …

    Fascinating tour of the Ormeau / Ballynafeigh area. Donal was a great and interesting tour guide and it was wonderful to learn more about the history of this part of Belfast.

Tours Offered

Lagan Legends Cycle Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

Enjoy a fabulous guided cycle tour along the historic Belfast Maritime Mile and learn its secrets and legends. (Summer Offer Pay for 3, 4th goes Free)

Belfast Mic N Hike Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique guided walking tour along the River Lagan and the city centre, where you will hear the fascinating stories of Belfast's maritime/indust…

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

Walking tour along the historic River Lagan Belfast, one of the worlds iconic maritime locations.

Bespoke Custom Guided Experiences

Book Donal Kelly - experienced local tour guide, Donal can customise a guided experience to your own interests and time constraints, ring or e mail fo…

Antrim Town walking Tour (Sumr Offer Buy 3, 4th Goes Free)

Guided walking tour of historic Antrim town lasting approx 1.45 hours, starting and finishing at Clotworthy House.

Battle of Antrim Anniversary Tour

Battle of Antrim (1798) Anniversary Tour

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

Enjoy a walk along the Ormeau Road from Ormeau Park to the Rosetta Roundabout learning the facsinating history of Ballynafeigh along the way.

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