Belfast - Story of the Belfast Gasworks and Lower Ormeau Road

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Story of the Belfast Gasworks and Lower Ormeau Road

Fri, 30 Jul
(41 reviews)
60 mins

About the tour

Beginning at the Gas Works building, an iconic Belfast landmark with a rich history, this tour explores the murals, the architecture, the troubled past, and fascinating people who have made this part of the city their home. Many hours of research have gone into packaging a detailed, informative, interesting, and well-balanced account of the area with a mix of cultural, political, and social references, stories, and anecdotes that combine to paint a picture in an informative and entertaining way. With all its current diversity of culture, the Ormeau Road offers so much for locals and visitors to discover on this tour; from its industrial past through conflict to its regeneration into the thriving thoroughfare which it has now become.

Meet Rory O'Kane

Rory O'Kane

My name is Rory and I am a qualified tour guide and a member of Tour Guides Northern Ireland. I have been involved in the Travel and Tourism industry for 35 years as a travel agent, a holiday representative abroad and a tour guide. I have worked with some of the biggest companies such as Thomas Cook, Airtours, Expedia and Titanic Belfast where I received an award for outstanding customer service from the CEO. I love my country and hope you can all join me on one of my tours of Belfast and I will share my knowledge and passion of my homeland with you.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Belfast with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Belfast. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Marilyn P.

14 July 2021

So appreciate that Rory schedules his tours to try to allow viewers for all regions! His tour was really interesting and he allows time for postcards as well. Lots of information given during the tour and great response to any questions from viewers. An excellent guide!

Leanne (Ontario, Canada) H.

14 July 2021

So knowledgeable - so friendly - so accomodating - LOVE his countdown for our postcards so we will not miss taking a shot!

Helen (Tucson 🌵) R.

14 July 2021

Brilliant! My first tour with Rory, and after this I'd love to do all his tour. So interesting!

Elizabeth R.

14 July 2021

Rory brings such warmth and genuineness to all his tours of Belfast- not easy when speaking about some very sad history. He is always welcoming and I appreciate that as a tourist.

Joana K.

30 June 2021

It was great. Certainly becoming a fan and i will follow his tours.

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