We, five friends from the United States, recently took a trip to Belfast and hired Rory O’Kane as our tour guide.
We could not have been happier with our choice. Rory is a first-class guide: knowledgeable, friendly, responsible and well-prepared. He’s a native of the area–in fact, his father even coined the phrase ‘The Causeway Coast’ back in the early 1960s!–and it shows through in his deep understanding of Northern Ireland’s history and culture. For every one of our many questions, he had a thoughtful and well-considered answer.
Our tour was a full day of discovery. From an excellent breakfast to the Peace Wall to the IRA Museum to the Titanic Discovery Museum to the Crown Liquor Saloon, we tramped all over the City and came away with a new regard for the tough, spirited yet ultimately welcoming City of Belfast.
If you’re planning a trip to Northern Ireland, you will not do better for a guide than Rory O’Kane. We’ll be back, and we’ll be seeing him again.