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WalkingHistory

| Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
+353 86 228 1853
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Exceptional Tour and History Lesson

Touring Galway with Jonathan is a must do! It was the highlight of our travels in Ireland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mariannemail
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Highly recommended

Excellent specially tailored tour of Galway city’s engineering and industrial history led by Maxim... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
MMc2014
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Cork, Ireland
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Take a tour with highly entertaining and qualified historians. We both met while studying a masters in history and now offer specialized & tailored history tours to suits your interests. The tours are totally unscripted and aim to place Galway's unique history within a wider European narrative. This tour is not a mere history of buildings, instead its an entertaining condensed look to the past.
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“his knowledge” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring Galway with Jonathan is a must do! It was the highlight of our travels in Ireland. Jonathan has a wealth of knowledge from being a Galway native and history enthusiast. His knowledge of the arts and theatre were especially informative. The tour was just...More

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Jonathan H, Owner at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Marianne, thank you for your kind words. It was great to meet your group and to discuss your wide range of interests. I look forward to meeting you all again someday. Best wishes, Jonathan

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent specially tailored tour of Galway city’s engineering and industrial history led by Maxim Kelly. This tour was made available on request to an NUIG engineering class reunion. Maxim went to a huge amount of trouble researching the details of Galway’s engineering and industrial history....More

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Jonathan H, Manager at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

A real pleasure to meet you all, glad my research and preparation of this 'specialist' tour was appreciated. Thanks for your very kind words, best wishes, Maxim

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Outstanding tour! My wife and I had a wonderful time with our guide Jonathan, who took us around the city talking about its rich history and how it relates to events happening throughout Ireland. Our guide was very knowledgeable, passionate about history, and engaging! He...More

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Jonathan H, Manager at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It was really my pleasure to meet a group so engaged in history and culture. Best wishes, Jonathan

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

His depth of knowledge for Irelands history of Galway's history is impeccable. He was able to answer many questions my sister had on poets that were over my literary knowledge. I'd also like to point out he spent extra time with my Mom who is...More

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Jonathan H, Manager at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Very nice to meet all of you. Was happy to facilitate your family and the slow pace gave us all a chance to know each other better. It was my pleasure. best wishes, Jonathan

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Excellent walking tour around Galway city focused on history and how important art and culture have been in people's life. We only had an afternoon to spend in Galway and this was the best way to go around and have the feeling we had seen...More

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Jonathan H, Owner at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Ale, Thanks a million for your kind review. It was very nice to meet you both. best wishes, Jonathan

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour of Galway. A group of 3 of us came to Galway and were looking for a history tour. He accommodated us out of the blue and it ended up being just the 4 of us. Very entertaining with engaging historical stories moving seamlessly...More

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Jonathan H, Owner at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thanks a million, great to get a tour out of the blue on a cold day in February. Very nice to meet and glad you enjoyed

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Met the guide Jonathan at the Spanish arch in Galway city. Extremely knowledgeable guide. It was a great day and we walked all over Galway city. It was so good I will be back for another tour

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Jonathan H, Manager at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks a million, Glad our chat and walk passed a great rainy day in Galway

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We were a group of four friends - and all of us agreed this was the best walking tour we had ever done... Jonathan's depth of knowledge and ability to communicate the complexity and detail of Ireland's turbulent history and how that played out in...More

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Jonathan H, Owner at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks a million for your kind words. It was great to meet you all and I was very thankful for your interest and great questions.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Jonathan spent almost 3 hours filling our heads and hearts with Irish history and dispelling some bunk advanced by others. A student and teacher of history, his passion for his subject is evident in every step. We were only a group of 4 and he...More

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Jonathan H, Owner at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for a great day, you kept me on my toes with lots of interesting questions. Glad you all enjoyed, safe trip and best wishes.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a great tour. We had a great conversation that covered the Galway from the Normans, through the rising. My guide was really, really knowledgeable about the places, personalities, and the politics of multiple eras. The tour gave a great context for my further...More

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Jonathan H, Owner at WalkingHistory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you Forest, it was great to meet you and also very enjoyable for me. Best wishes.

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