A native of Antrim, Donal has lived in Belfast since 1989. His great-grandfather worked at Harland & Wolff and helped build RMS Titanic, his grandfather was a tram/trolley bus driver, an Air Raid Warden during WWII and a senior union rep in the Belfast Linen Mills.
Following a career in the aerospace industry, Donal worked as an outdoors instructor before joining the Visitor Experience Team at Titanic Belfast visitor experience, opened in 2012 on the 100th anniversary of the famous ship’s launch.
Donal’s specialist areas include RMS Titanic and Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, Game of Thrones (he was an extra in seasons 1&2!), and Belfast’s unique links to the founding of the USA. Donal holds the highest level of tour guiding qualification available in Northern Ireland – the Level 4 Blue Badge – and has 8 years experience of guiding in Belfast, the Causeway Coast and other area’s of Northern Ireland.
Get On Your Bike With Belfast Mic Tours
Join Donal at the ‘Big Fish’ for a 90 minute cycling mic tour. For only £20 (plus booing fee) bring along your own bike or for £25 (plus booking fee) you can use one of the supplied bikes on this unique Belfast Cycling Tour or hire one from one of the many Belfast Bike docks around the city centre. Join this unique Lagan Legends Cycling tour as Donal uncovers the story of Belfast’s growth from a small 17th Century settlement to a ‘Powerhouse’ of the British Empire.
From the starting point at the ‘Big Fish’ by the River Lagan, continue the Lagan Legends Cycling Tour into the city centre to discover some of the city’s beautiful Victorian architectural heritage and famous Belfast alleyways, hear stories of rebellion and intrigue, and the humanity of some of the characters that have shaped the city.
The tour will take you through the vibrant Cathedral Quarter, the LGBT Quarter and to the famous West Belfast Peace Walls and political murals of the Falls and Shankill Roads – the location of much of the ‘Troubles’ that ravaged the city for 30 years.
The tour finishes back in the central location of the beautiful and historic Belfast City Hall.
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Walking & Tailor-Made Tours
Belfast Mic Tours offer a wide range of tours allowing you to experience Northern Ireland with a local guide. With everything from walking tours in Belfast city centre to a personal tour in Antrim where you will walk in the footsteps of of the 1798 United Irishmen insurgents, hear about the Battle of Antrim and hear stories that are so much better when told by a local. If you don’t find something that suits your visit, why not go on a tailor-made tour?
Belfast Mic Tours: www.belfastmictours.com
T: +44 (0)7563 167521