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Kilkenny City Tours ( Tourist Train )
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Kilkenny City Tours ( Tourist Train )

By Kilkenny City Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Rated as one of the best things to do in Kilkenny City. Why not hop on board and Explore Kilkenny with us on our tourist train. The tour starts off at Kilkenny Castle and brings you on a 30-minute tour around Medieval Kilkenny City. While on board you will hear a full commentary about the fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
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Ages 0-100
Duration: 30m
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German, English, Italian, French, Spanish


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Departure details
  • 3G The Parade, Gardens, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 K662, Ireland Beside Kilkenny Castle ( On the Castle side )
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161715P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161715P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3G The Parade
    3G The Parade, Gardens, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 K662, Ireland
    Beside Kilkenny Castle ( On the Castle side )
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kilkenny Castle
    Rothe House and Garden
    Smithwick's Experience
    Talbot Tower
    The Tholsel
    St Marys Cathedral
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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MarcelHoogers
MarcelHoogers
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Great way to get around Kilkenny
Great way to visit the attractions in Kilkenny if you don't want to or can't walk for too long. We had a very good
lollyn285
lollyn285
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Kilkenney Town Tour
This was a 30 minute tour of the town that went to many important sites. The bus was comfortable and the carriage w
nancywD5521YZ
nancywD5521YZ
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Nice overview of the city
It was a great way to see the city as an overview. The person driving us was accommodating. Sit in the back cars fo
lotteb855
lotteb855
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Nice tour
Fun little tour, with absolutely a great guide. He gave us some interesting background information and a big laugh
ellenjo22
ellenjo22
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Paul was awesome!
What a terrific tour! Paul was wonderful and provided such great information (and a few funny jokes). Take this tou
KKgal1
KKgal1
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Excellent
Did this tour recently with some American cousins and really enjoyed it !! Our driver Paul was a hoot and had a wor
Mary H
Mary H
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Kilkenny trip with my sister
We we enjoyed the ride it was very informative and the driver Ben was very interactive with us before and after the
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5 star
This was a lovely trip. Paul was fantastic with the children (7,5,3) as we waited to leave. We all enjoyed the city
Iwasatawedding
Iwasatawedding
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Super way to see the city
Super way to see Kllkenny on a sunny, leafy afternoon. Thanks to Paul for his good humour! I really liked the glass
mjj742016
mjj742016
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Interesting journey
When we arrived in Kilkenny, Ivan was waiting for our group and we set off on our journey. The commentary was good
Alan Keith H
Alan Keith H
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Coach trip visit,
Only major fault I found was trying to get into some of the seats when its quite full, for me at 73 it was a work o
Steve D
Steve D
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A nice tour of the area.
A great way to beat a short walking tour.I did see things that would have been missed by just wandering.
Ontheblack
Ontheblack
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Informative and Fun
Paul our driver was most helpful and interactive. He had great knowledge and was keen to answer our questions at t
helenkt313
helenkt313
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Good way to get your bearings
We took this tour to get familiar with the lay of the land. Was very helpful in that regard. Paul our driver was
helgacontessa
helgacontessa
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Fun and interesting
Paul was delightful and entertaining with extensive local knowledge. The tour was a lovely overview of the area.
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC6,132 contributions
Jul 2019
My husband & I were travelling throughout Ireland with our tour group with Gate 1 Travel and we stopped in Kilkenny for a morning break before heading on to Dublin for several days.

Most of the group purchased tickets to ride the Kilkenny City Train hosted by our guide & driver, Paul. Oh, what a sly character he was! Sly in a good way and a big flirt! He flirted with the older ladies in our group and told some hilarious jokes prior to our departure.

The City Tour started at Kilkenny Castle and lasted for 30 minutes.
While on board we heard about the fastinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
Written 23 June 2020
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BooksNSun
Kewaunee, WI190 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We did this tour as part of a scenic rail tour to Waterford and Kilkenny. We had a fold up wheel chair and driver had no problem putting chair in back. Davey our driver was funny, knowledgeable and kind.
Highly recommend as a way to ride around.
They also have photos posted on their website for free download if you don’t get the perfect snap of any of the sites.
Written 12 July 2019
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traveler222Irvine
Ladera Ranch, CA194 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Kilkenny is a small town that can be toured primarily on foot. But don't miss the fun of riding this train (or street trolly) across town to see the sites. The gentleman who runs the train is a wonderful story-teller and really makes for a fun adventure. We got on this tour in front of the Kilkenny castle. Entire tour is 30 min or so.
Written 30 March 2019
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alangth
Rockingham, Australia5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Visited Kilkenny on a Trafalgar tour and on a free morning had the opportunity to enjoy a tour on a tourist road train led by Paul Matthews. He was so funny we couldn’t stop laughing. This happened before he drove us around Kilkenny on a very interesting half hour tour. Well done Paul , incredibly entertaining.
Written 21 July 2018
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hcarey2018
County Tipperary, Ireland1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Family
The O’Neill Centre Enable Ireland Kilkenny had 2 fantastic trips on the Kilkenny City Tours with our preschool children.
Ivan and Paul were very accommodating and helpful when we were booking taking all our needs into consideration, including going to the trouble of turning down the music so that the children were at their ease and enjoyed the experience. During our tour of Kilkenny Paul encouraged people to wave as we passed which added to the fun and excitement for the children some of whom have never been on a train before.
The storage area for buggies, bags and lunches meant we could plan a full day out with the children.
They made this fun tour of Kilkenny a very enjoyable and memorable experience for both the children and staff. We will most definitely do it again next year. Thank you very much Ivan and Paul from the staff and children in Enable Ireland, Kilkenny.
Written 12 July 2018
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java1111
Dublin, Ireland80 contributions
Aug 2016
I highly recommend taking a tour on this road train around Kilkenny, whether you are a tourist or a local. It's a great way to learn about history and it's good fun. Paul is so entertaining, we all laughed so much! And Paul is great with all ages - not only entertaining but a great tour all around. Highly recommended!!!
Written 10 August 2016
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msibiza
Dublin, Ireland107 contributions
We did the Kilkenny City Tour with the lil train and massive teddy who sat in the passenger seat. It was very good. It's half hour long but we got to see the sights of Kilkenny. Defo recommend it. Good laugh.
Written 9 August 2012
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Jackie C
4 contributions
We had lots of craic with Paul on the Kilkenny City Tours. Paul was very witty, informative and enthusiastic. Giving us so many interesting tidbits about Kilkenny and a map of the city when the tour was over. People were calling out to him as we drove by made you feel you were so welcomed in Kilkenny. Highly recommend would of loved to have had more time with Paul and his enthusiastic and very interesting stories. Thank you Paul for such a warm welcome to Kilkenny. You are always welcome to come visit Canada 🇨🇦
Written 2 October 2019
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elindoo
Stuart, FL2,288 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Jumped on the train after seeing the castle for about an hour. Our driver was crazy funny and really added to the experience.....you can tell he really likes his job. Drove around the city for about 20 min and listened to a pre-recorded audio about various parts of the city. Well worth doing.
Written 17 July 2019
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Ross M
Banksia Beach, Australia27 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
After walking around Kilkenny and the castle for hours we decided to try the little train. Paul was our driver and guide. The tour started with a couple of jokes and lots of laughter. Paul kept us all amused and informed during the tour which went smoothly, as he has a knack for being humorous, informative and friendly even with people in the crowds of pedestrians. Probably the most fun you can have with your pants on.
Written 5 July 2019
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