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Explore a story begun by Saint Patrick in Lecale County Down 1600 years ago. Walk with local guide Duane Fitzsimons along the ancient paths and hills through a series of folklore walks and rambles. The burial place of Ireland's three patron saints...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
9 Crossmore Road | Ardglass, Downpatrick BT30 7TA, Northern Ireland
+44 7835 441933
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Duane Fitzsimmons is an excellent tour guide and a wealth of information of the town and area around Ardglass. He took the three of us impromptu on a Sunday afternoon around the historic town, into castle ruins, churches golf club and museums. Such a friendly...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Duane for a really interesting tour of Ardglass. A beautiful and scenic village with a wealth of history spanning several centuries. Duane had a fantastic knowledge of the town and how it played an important part in Irish history over the ages....More

Thank E N
dFitz89, Owner at Walk the Lecale Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hello E N, Thank you for taking the time to submit you review of the day out in Ardglass. I am so very pleased that you enjoyed it. It certainly has been home to numerous characters over the centuries. Duane

Reviewed 30 August 2016

My son and myself decided to do this tour on August Bank Holiday. We really enjoyed our day. Duane was very knowledgeable of the surrounding area ...we learnt about the history and folklore of the surrounding area and got to walk part of the Lecale...More

Thank Grace592014
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I got the opportunity to go on the Quoile tour with the knowledgeable Duane. The ramble took us along the beautiful Quoile pondage. Duane proved a wonderful and interactive guide, answering questions intelligently, taking the time to listen and allowing us the opportunity to digest...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I have taken several guided walks with Duane including his inaugural tour of Strangford & Portaferry. Duane is a charming young man with an infectious passion for local history. Keep an eye on his Facebook page for forthcoming events, you will gain fascinating knowledge and...More

Thank Nikkinoodles0789
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We learnt about this walk on the radio and so on a bright blustery May Day holiday we set off to meet Duane in the carpark of Curran's Bar , Chapeltown ,near Ardglass .Although we live not far from the Kingdom of Lecale we had...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Although I live locally I had not discovered this particular walk before. Duane had planned a very enjoyable walk along which he was able to tell us a lot about the relevant local history. What I particularly liked was his ability to tell stories and...More

Thank susie q
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I'm a local and so pleased I now know a lot about the 1000s of years of history of the area, all thanks to Duane. Things you would never find out about from information signs, all told by a charming professional guy whose knowledge is...More

Thank RadicalMagical
dFitz89, Owner at Walk the Lecale Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2015

Thank you RadicalMagical for taking the time to review your experience, I am so pleased and flattered you enjoy a new perspective at the Quoile. All the best, Duane.

Reviewed 4 November 2015

Really enjoyed this guided walk in the Lecale Peninsula.The group of 14 were very friendly and there was lots of conversation along the way The sun shone on this late October day The approximately 5 mile walk along country roads and slightly more challenging along...More

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dFitz89, Owner at Walk the Lecale Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Thank you Lornabell30 for taking the time to review your experience of the Hallowe'en ramble I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. I have made a note of your recommendation about the sandwich offering and will consider this when it comes to future...More

Reviewed 13 September 2015

On a beautiful late summer's afternoon, a friend and I spent a fascinating two hours in Duane Fitzsimons' company on a guided walk of the Quoile Pondage nature reserve. While it is perfectly possible to enjoy this spectacular setting in a self-guided walk, having Duane...More

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