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Derry Blue Badge Guide

30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
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Tour of Donegal and Slieve League

Michael is a wonderful guide. He is informative, passionate, adaptable and friendly. This was a... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Kathryn P
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Visit to Slieve League

Michael gave a talk on the history of the troubles in the north and the background to them in a... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
richardalexander2017
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Michael Cooper offers fantastic guided tours of Derry and the wider north of Ireland which are great value and extremely informative. Michael Cooper is the only Blue Badge guide in Derry-the highest accreditation in the guiding industry. Michaels tours are available on foot or by private vehicle hire. He also offers step on guides for coaches whether half day, full day or all Ireland. Michael guarantees the best rates in the industry-for example a private hire tour of the Giants Causeway is only £120 for up to four people. Tour options include Derry (including the city walls and Bogside murals), the Causeway Coast (including the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distlliery and Carrick a rede ropebridge), Glens of Antrim, Sligo, Fermanagh, Belfast, Armagh, the Sperrins as well as trips to Inishowen, the Donegal Highlands, south Donegal (including Slieve League seacliffs) Arranmore island and Dublin. Michael specialises in political tours which describe the origins and events of the conflict in the north of Ireland as well as the peace process. He is also a published historian and elected representative in the local government in Derry giving him a unique insight into the ongoing peace process and the ability to organise Q &A's with ex-prisoners and colleagues involved in the peace process negootiations.
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30 Norburgh Park, Derry BT48 0RQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Michael is a wonderful guide. He is informative, passionate, adaptable and friendly. This was a great day with a tour of Donegal Castle, the weaver’s shop then the trip to the amazing Slieve League. I loved learning about Donegal and its history. He also explained...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Michael gave a talk on the history of the troubles in the north and the background to them in a concise and easily understood way explaining that religion was a complicating layer but not the principal reason behind the problems.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We looked high and low for a way to see Donegal county without a car, and to see the Antrim coast coming from the west, I am SO glad we found Michael and Derry Blue Badge Guide! The three of us (my partner, my sister,...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Michael has been our guide on school trips for 3 years and we won't visit Belfast and Dublin unless he is with us ! We usually hire Michael for a visit of Belfast and more particularly the areas of Falls road, Shankill road and the...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

When checking the internet for tour guides in Derry , I was very impressed with Michael Cooper reviews as Derry blue badge guide. I contacted Michael who was very helpful and accommodating to my requests. I agreed to book a half day tour of Derry...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Michale had already been our guide on a previous school trip and we decided to ask him to show us round the Glens of Antrim and for a guided tour of Belfast . We were impressed by his ability to make the complicated Irish history...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

While planning a mother/daughter trip to Northern Ireland, I started working with Michael on some private tours in/around the area. Based on both my research and Michael's recommendations, I booked 4 tours. We toured Inishowen, Derry, Giant's Causeway (to include some GoT) and the Donegal...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Michael guided 40 of us on a bus tour around Belfast, through many smaller towns such as Bushmills and up to very interesting places e.g.Giants Causeway, Carrick a rede Suspension Bridge and Dunluce Castle. He was extremely knowledgeable on matters such as history, geography and...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I took 2 tours with Michael Cooper during my time in Derry- a Derry city tour and an all day tour of Donegal. Both were exceptional. Michael is not only personable but a very keen and articulate historian. Both tours were full of significant sites,...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I recently visited Belfast with my English students from Norway. Michael was our tour guide and he was excellent! He was able to explain the complex history of Northern Ireland to my students in a way that was easy and interesting for them to follow....More

Thank Maureen M
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