A must for anyone that wishes to experience the heart of the city and learn about the history of Cork.

Knowledge was unusually deep and so when he answered questions he touched on multiple layers of History. Courteous and hospitable.

Helped us understand Cork’s fascinating history and growth, interspersed with tales of the many fascinating Corkonians and others who contributed.

You’ll learn the lay of the land and the lore of the Lee, and be well prepared to take off on your own, with a stock of insider’s tips. Highly recommended.

What a wonderful and engagingly professional walking guide! This is the best city walking tour in Europe I ever did!

Thanks for your great walking tour. It was very interesting and I learnt a lot about the culture and history of Cork. I discovered several nice place and I met a lot of friendly people. Thanks again for the lovely tour.

Recommended for anyone looking to gain broad knowledge of this beautiful city.

This is not a commercial tour but rather a person sharing his knowledge with tourists. Well done and a model for others. Thanks for teaching us about this interesting city. Definitely recommend spending time on this tour.

Great little tour of cork city. History, local tips for museums, walks, music, pubs and more.

I discovered some lovely places like Cork English Market, Imperial Hotel and also the Trinity Church. I met a lot of lovely Irish people. I also learned many things about the culture and history of Cork. I really recommend this guide.

I was fully impressed by tour guides depth of knowledge from St Finbars founding of Cork through Vikings and Normans to the present as well as future urban development, incredible breadth of knowledge. I also learned of a great many establishments around town that were new to me. Deserves 6-stars and in my opinion it should be he #1 rated thing to do in Cork City.

Jack Sheill

Jack has been working in the Travel Industry in Cork for many years, initially sending people out of the country on specialist tours and group sports travel. An avid reader and fan of Irish History, Jack completed the Bord Failte Cork City & Environs training in 2010 and received a Distinction. He is well travelled and likes nothing better than to help people enjoy the best that Ireland has to offer during their visit.


Michael O’Brien

Michael is a native of Cork and spent most of his working life with Pfizers in Ringaskiddy until taking early retirement. A huge interest in local Cork history and its many characters over the centuries led Michael to the Bork Failte Cork City & Environs training in 2010. Michael will regale you with stories of Cork legends past and present.


Bart Bambury

Our colleage and friend died May 2022


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