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Shenanigans Walks - Guided Walking Tour in Kilkenny
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Shenanigans Walks - Guided Walking Tour in Kilkenny

By Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk
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Ages 1-120, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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English


  • Experienced guides


Departure details
  • The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland We meet under the arch of the main gate of Kilkenny castle which is between the two stone round towers facing onto the street.
Return details
  • Kytelers Inn, St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland Landmark of Kilkenny's infamous witch, the magic of Shenanigans ends here

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127269P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A level of fitness to walk for 90 minutes to 2 hours at an easy pace required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Parade
    The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
    We meet under the arch of the main gate of Kilkenny castle which is between the two stone round towers facing onto the street.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kilkenny Castle
    Smithwick's Experience
    The Tholsel, Kilkenny
    Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)
    Rothe House & Garden
    Kytelers Inn
    Black Abbey
  • You'll end at
    Kytelers Inn
    St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
    Landmark of Kilkenny's infamous witch, the magic of Shenanigans ends here
    See address & details
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Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk
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Ireland
Joined in February 2018

#1 of 36 Tours & Activities in Kilkenny
  • Garypickard
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    Shenanigans
    Class act, very informative and interesting with a bit of magic thrown in as well. What more could you ask for from a tour guide. I would highly recommend Shenanigans to anyone visiting Killkenny
  • WilliamsProf
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    A fun and informative tour of Kilkenny
    Good fun and interesting history. Nevin was a most congenial guide. We learned a lot and had a laugh or two. Highly recommended.
  • Couch_PotatoZA
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    An entertaining and informative experience
    What a wonderful way to experience the city of Kilkenny. Nevin (our guide) was incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging. A great combination of historical insight, fun and beautiful landmarks.
  • 610rachelp
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    Fantastic walking tour!
    The walking tour was really fun and informative. I learned lots about Kilkenny and the magic tricks were entertaining. I’d highly recommend!
  • King_Lumberjack90
    King_Lumberjack90
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    Great stories of the city
    Cracking host. Very informative and very funny! Found Kilkenny to be a delightful city jam packed packed with history. This was a great way to see the city early on in our trip.
  • Merry1traveling
    Merry1traveling
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    The best walking tour!
    Nevin is a delight. He is so informative, knowledgeable, witty, friendly, makes the group feel comfortable with each other. He has a true gift that is not wasted. The history of Kilkenny is quite fascinating and Nevin presents it in a way for all to understand. It was a delight and.... he’s also a magician. Highly recommend. And a huge thank you to himself. Such a great guy
  • EABEL2691
    EABEL2691
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    Amazing!
    Nevin is the best tour guide ever! He is hilarious and so full of knowledge. My Mom and I booked this tour online and when we arrived it had turned out that we were the only ones scheduled. Nevin was more than happy to give us a private tour of Kilkenny and it was one of the highlights of our entire trip! His comedy and magic are icing on the cake, but his wealth of knowledge is fascinating and he is so passionate about his hometown. Wish him all the best, SHANENANIGANS!!!
  • joa592
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    What a lot of fun
    Excellent tour, not the same ole same ole boring tour with someone spouting facts at you until you loose the will to live. Combination of interesting history, clever magic and finding out I wasn’t actually a witch (!!!) was really good fun. Worth every penny!
  • I4608ILrobertf
    I4608ILrobertf
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    Great tour....a must do!
    We had a wonderful tour with Nevin...He had a great mix of the history of the area, humor, magic and more. Thoroughly enjoyed it all and I didn’t want it to end. A great way to the town and he is full of local recommendations for just about anything you need. It was one of those travel experiences you'll always remember....you may forget a place you went to, but you'll always remember a great person you met!
  • essja
    essja
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    Interesting, informative and entertaining
    Good fun and well worth doing. Nevin was very friendly and had lots of interesting facts to tell us about.
  • laurenzielinsky
    laurenzielinsky
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    Extremely enjoyable tour
    We lucked out because the other group’s tour bus was delayed so my husband and I had a private tour with Nevin. He is very knowledgeable as he grew up in Kilkenny and he’s very funny. If visiting, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket for this tour.
  • 284michellej
    284michellej
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    Walking tour
    Nevin was wonderful! Found out about a lot of history and origins of phrases and he was so delightful! It wound up being a private tour since the others cancelled. Would book with them again.
  • Trek19757902426
    Trek19757902426
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    Thoroughly recommended - discover Kilkenny with a smile on your face!
    A brilliant way to spend a couple of hours. Nevin is delightful - he gave a really well informed and fascinating history tour, full of interesting little snippets, all interspersed with oodles of fun and magic. (We are still being careful how we walk across zebra crossings....)
  • Ryan W
    Ryan W
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    A city tour built for two?
    We had a wonderful time walking the medieval mile! Nevin had a bus tour cancel on him since their bus broke down. He had the task of entertaining just the two of us. He delivered. We were laughing and engaged the entire time. Make sure to bring a drink of choice to do a toast with him at the end of the tour!
  • rosso303
    rosso303
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    History Through an Amusing Lens
    Nevin provides an entertaining and informative tour of the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny. We enjoyed his humourous stories, explanations of common sayings, and magic tricks.
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Jenny M
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
I cannot rate this tour highly enough. Nevin our guide interacted with the group providing us with interesting historical facts and entertaining us with magic and jokes as we walked through the city.
This tour is a fantastic way to learn about kilkennys history, discover hidden gems and have a laugh along the way.
It is a must do when visiting kilkenny.

Written 21 July 2020
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Thank you Jenny really appreciate you taking the time to write the review. Always makes me happy when we have ensured our guests have had a wonderful time with us. The real hidden gems are all of our guests who come to visit us and share 90mins of their valuable time with us. Thank you, Best Nevin
Written 30 July 2020
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Patrick Q
1 contribution
Aug 2021
My children (11 and 9) and I availed of this experience on the 19th August. In our group, we had Americans, Canadians, English and other Irish visitors, a group of about a dozen in all. We had a thoroughly enjoyable ninety minutes. Apart from Nevin's accompanying wisecracks and magic tricks, which were highly entertaining and will be very well received by children (8+ especially), this whistlestop tour of most of Kilkenny's "Medieval Mile" highlights, is a great way to gently immerse oneself in the fascinating history of a truly beautiful City. Nevin is a very personable and engaging guide who has a great "feel" for and ability to "connect" with his audience. Without being excessively academic, his patois is nevertheless a refined blend of historical information, interspersed with humorous anecdotes. Without hesitation, I heartily recommend Shenanigans Walks to all Kilkenny visitors.

Patrick, County Clare, Ireland
Written 26 August 2021
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Nevin C
Hi Patrick just wanted to say a big thank you for the review and so happy you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Hope we see you again soon, Best Nevin
Written 19 September 2021
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Margaret F
1 contribution
Jan 2022
My husband and I had a highly enjoyable and informative afternoon on Shenanigan's walking tour of Kilkenny.

Our guide, Nevin, was witty and entertaining. He quickly put us at our ease and had us laughing out loud at his funny anecdotes. A proud Kilkenny man, he really knows the history of his city but he he is also a showman and had a great rapport with his audience. He kept us enthralled for 90 mins with a fast paced entertaining historical talk interspersed with magic tricks and the occasional recitation. The time flew! Even if history is not really your thing, you will still enjoy it.

I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone of all ages including children. Even if history is not really your thing, you will still be entertained.
Written 30 January 2022
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Hello Margaret thank you so much for the review it really means so much and was such a pleasure to meet you both. I am so happy that you both had a good time and enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to having you back this way again and also you might ask family and friends to give us a like / follow and share on out FaceBook and Instagram :) All the best and travel safe, Best Nevin
Written 31 January 2022
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tara o
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
I did this walk with 3 of my friends and it really was the hight light of our stay in the city.
Nevin is such a friendly, enthusiast man and made the tour very interesting with his magic tricks and his knowledge of the city is truly amazing!
Myself and my friends learned so much from the tour and had a great laugh with the rest of the people on the tour.
I love how exited and passionate Nevin was about the whole tour , he was very interactive with everyone and showed us the beauty of the city in an amazing way.
When I come back to Kilkenny I will be sure to do this tour again!
Written 31 July 2020
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Thank you so much Tara for your review sounds like I achieved what I always set out to do. THNAK YOU for taking the time to write the review and even more important thank you for coming on the tour and delighted you had a great time. See you again soon I hope, Nevin
Written 17 August 2020
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Mark D
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Kilkenny is a wonderful city for food, drink and it’s night life, which I have enjoyed on numerous occasions in the past. Some I can remember and some, well you know yourself.
On our most recent trip we travelled to the city with some friends and our children. The ladies booked the walking tour for the whole group of 8 of us. Let’s just say normally this would not be my thing, BUT this to be fair, this was far from the Norm.
Nevin from the get go was a great bit of craic. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable of the city he grew up in and loves so much. From start to finish, he was entertaining, and had a wonderful personal knowledge of the city and some mind blowing magic tricks along the way to keep even the biggest kids in the group entertained.
I have always loved Kilkenny and the little nuggets of knowledge and some of the beautiful (and not so nice) tales you hear along the tour have only increased my affection for this place. There are for worse things you could spend a few hours doing in Kilkenny, but there are few better or more enjoyable experiences, then this gem of tour.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge of this beautiful city and place.
Mark and Louise and gang
Written 5 August 2020
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Hi Mark / Louise and all the gang I remember you all well so much fun and wit from everyone. The "We have moved" sign at the house full of she's (SHEE ALMS HOUSE) features in every tour now thanks you all of you and always gets a laugh.... Thank you for your words like every review it helps us grow and also celebrate the work put in to create our unique adventure of Kilkenny. Best Nevin
Written 17 August 2020
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harleymama53
Springfield, IL9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Nevin was awesome. He was magical, shared city history and ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories and answered all questions. The walking pace was perfect for all in our group of 12. We highly recommend getting an insider’s view of this city… and you won’t be disappointed with the style, pace and engaging personality of Nevin. Fun and entertaining every moment.
Written 10 June 2022
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Nevin C
Thanks a million for giving this review and taking the time to leave it.....hope to see you this way again soon. Best Nevin
Written 4 July 2022
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marypalmer1208
El Burrero, Spain5 contributions
I am a native of Kilkenny so wouldn’t ever have thought to go on a tour of Kilkenny city until my sister asked me to come with her on this one. I found Nevin extremely interesting and funny. The tour was pitched perfectly in terms of audience and duration. I knew a bit about the history of the time but still found it extremely informative and insightful. Nevin was brilliant with the younger kids in the group, the magic trick were great, still can’t figure some of them out myself. Loved the trip to blackfriars abbey and would have happily followed Nevin around the city for another hour listening to all of the history.

Thanks a million for a wonderful afternoon... even the Tipperary fella in the back of the group was impressed. 🤣
Written 23 August 2020
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Hi Mary thank you for your review and delighted we decided to let the Tipperary fella tag along lol. i am so happy that you all enjoyed it and that it introduced you to some new insights to our wonderful city. We loved having you all along. We will be launching a new exciting tour in 2021 and if you LIKE / follow and Share Shenanigans Walks on FB and instagram we will post updates there soon. Thank you again wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and the very best for 2021 and beyond. Nevin
Written 15 December 2020
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Fiona F
Dublin, Ireland408 contributions
Jul 2021
Fantastic Tour, one of the best I have ever done, brilliant stories, incredible local knowledge from the tour guide. Suitable for both adults and children, we had 6 children on our tour, all different ages and all were engaged for the 1.5 hours as the gentleman did magic tricks along the tour to entertain the kids. Suitable for all tourists and locals. By far the best thing we did on our weekend trip to Kilkenny. Highly recommended, not to be missed.
Written 27 July 2021
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Nevin C
Thank you Fiona so happy that it is one of the best that you have done and that you all had a good time. Thank you for the review and maybe we will see you again one day. Best Nevin
Written 19 September 2021
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Charles
61 contributions
May 2022
We enjoyed a great walking tour of Kilkenny with Nevin. The walk lasted 90 minutes and Nevin was informative, interesting, humorous and had a few magic tricks too! We paid 53 euros for the two of us and it was worth every penny. Walking was easy with frequent stops for Nevin to share some history, a joke or point out a landmark. Thoroughly recommend Shenanigans!
Written 14 July 2022
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Nevin C
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and so happy that you enjoyed your time with me. It was a pleasure having you along and if back this way again please do come and say hi. Safe travels. Best Nevin
Written 18 July 2022
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eoghan678
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
Jul 2021
Nevin is certainly a man with a passion for his native city and this is very clear in the way he presents his tour. He is funny and very informative and gave a good feel for the city's history. His presentation contains a lot of historical detail which can be difficult to process in such a short space of time. I think the tour could be much improved if Nevin used his undoubted knack for humourous observation to pepper his presentation with lots of anecdotes (many of which I am sure would be funny) of the historical characters and events he talks about, thereby making the trip more memorable and easier to digest.
Written 8 July 2021
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Nevin C
Hi Eoghan thank you so much for taking the time to write your note and some really good ideas here so THANK YOU so much. I am always looking for ways to keep improving and will look to bringing in some of your thoughts in the future. Hope to see you again soon and thank you again. :)
Written 12 July 2021
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