People often ask me “what makes a good tour?”, but this is inevitably from the perspective of the participant. Recently I was asked the question “what makes a good tour for a guide?” And that is a bloody good question.
Dr. William Drennan, a United Irishman centuries ahead of his time in many ways, comes under the microscope of our lead guide Paul Donnelly.
The latest in our series of guide interviews - James explains why he became a tour guide, what he loves about the job and tells us about his favourite things to do and places to go in Belfast and beyond.
Donzo looks back at the impact of the Belfast Blitz. How and why it happened and how it is remembered (or not) in the city to this day...
Belfast is famous for its murals, many of which commemorate or memorialise the victims of the Troubles. But why are there so few memorials in the city centre, where so many of the attacks happened?
We've been busy making sure our Belfast city walking tours are Covid Safe for this year's visitors. Read all about our Safety Measures here.
In February 2018 Donzo became the very first guest in Blindboy Boatclub's series of live podcasts. Recorded at the Duncairn in North Belfast.
In February 2018 Donzo was the guest on Blindboy Boatclub's first ever live podcast, talking about Belfast, tours and a whole lot more...
That time Donzo was being questioned by the police as his tour group arrived...the perils of mixing tourism with flag protests.
Donzo remembers some of the challenges of being a tour guide in the contested space and conflicted city of Belfast.
Donzo looks back at the many new friendships formed, projects created and connections made from being a tour guide with DC Tours.
Top UK Tour Guide Paul 'Donzo' Donnelly blogs about that time he left Belfast for a whole 2 days and won an award!