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Dermot Ryan is rated the best guide in Ireland, by the Irish Independent and as the top independent attraction in Kinsale on Tripadvisor. He is the only Kinsale Guide with university qualifications, a BA in History and Archaeology and an MA in history ( thesis was on the history of Kinsale ). He is an approved Failte Ireland guide and the only Kinsale member of ATGI, the national guiding association with international recognition.

Guiding since 1966, he uses maps and photographs to show how the history of Kinsale is the history of Ireland and his walks are both informative and entertaining. He is the chosen guide for the top travel agents and has featured in national and international press reviews, TV and radio and in the most trusted travel guides.

Open walks from the Tourist Office at 10.30 a.m. cost 5 euro ( children free ) and group, private and specialised tours are available on request. Call 086 8267656 or 0214772729, e-mail Web site

Information and entertainment is the key to the success of these walks which provide a unique insight into the history and heritage of Kinsale, a town that mirrors the history of Ireland. It is the only illustrated town walk in the country, using a selection of unique photographs and maps which bring the past to life for the visitors.

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