Walking Tours

THE EAST BELFAST OF C.S. LEWIS
CS Lewis was born and grew up in east Belfast - and became known and loved world-wide for his many books, in particular the Chronicles of Narnia. This walking tour considers the influence of his childhood in east Belfast: his family connections and the places he knew and loved.
The tour can be tailored according to time and fitness levels, but it will include a visit to CS Lewis Square with its Narnian sculptures and a coffee in the wonderful Visitor Centre.
LOCAL TOWNS & VILLAGES
I have developed a number of walking tours around various towns and villages across Northern Ireland. These focus on people, places and events of significance in the area: and usually include visits to churches or graveyards, public buildings and parks, and of course a nice coffee shop. Contact me for a list of destinations.
Belfast's Quarters
In the Footsteps of 'The Yardsmen'
This tour will lead you through the streets of east Belfast considering the lives of the thousands of shipyard men who lived and worked here in Belfast’s Victorian heyday. We consider public art and public baths, barriers and bridges, lifestyles and legacy - all in the shadow of the iconic Harland & Wolff cranes. Illustrated with contemporary pictures and poetry, this tour will give you an insight into the everyday lives of the men who built ships to wear out the oceans.
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Coach Tours

STEP ON GUIDE
EXTENDED TOURS
LOCAL HISTORY TOURS
SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS
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All Day

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

St Patrick's Country
The Glens of Antrim and Causeway
Literary Tour of Down
Literary Tour of Antrim
By the Shores of Lough Erne
Derry's Walls
Exploring the Ards Peninsula
Armagh - Land of Saints and Scholars
The Kingdom of Mourne
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Depending on your interests, any of my tours can be given with a particular focus on topics such as:

  • Ulster-Scots heritage, language and culture

  • poetry and literature

  • Irish folklore and traditions, myths and legends

  • genealogical research

  • Game of Thrones

  • the Titanic story

  • the 1798 Rebellion

  • Food and Drink

Something a little different....

I sometimes arrange specialist tours with my colleague, Dr Éamon Phoenix, well known local historian, academic and broadcaster.  These are publicised on my Facebook page and include:

  • In the footsteps of WB Yeats

  • The Laggan and Inishowen

  • The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland

  • Drogheda: Beyond the Pale 

  • South Armagh and the Ring of Gullion

  • The Great Irish Famine

Trips beyond Ulster

In addition to the above, I guide tours in the Republic of Ireland focusing on all aspects of Irish history and culture and taking in both the main attractions and hidden gems; and I take groups to Scotland to explore more of the history of the Border Reivers, and Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Tours with Dr Éamon Phoenix

Bespoke Tours........