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Unforgettable Kilkenny adventure: two hour walking tour.
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Unforgettable Kilkenny adventure: two hour walking tour.

By Ormonde Language Tours Kilkenny
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • In person guide.
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Kilkenny Castle
  • Entry/Admission - St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower


Start:
  • Kilkenny Crystal Shop, 19 Rose Inn St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 VXD0, Ireland
    The meeting point is opposite Kilkenny Crystal on Rose Inn Street.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115591P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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.

    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: 115591P3

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    • 19 Rose Inn St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 VXD0, Ireland
      The meeting point is opposite Kilkenny Crystal on Rose Inn Street.
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      Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House)
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    • Ormonde Language Tours Kilkenny
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      Joined in October 2019
    • SHARON B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting and fun introduction to Kilkenny
      We highly recommend the 2 hour Kilkenny tour. John, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. We got a good overview of the town and it's history.
      Written 27 April 2024
    • CarolineM361
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful spring day in Kilkenny city
      I had the pleasure of of doing a walking tour with John today it was absolutely brilliant ! John’s knowledge and passion for his county shines through and he is very witty and made the tour enjoyable & entertaining . For anyone thinking of doing this tour I highly recommend it to you ! Thanks so much John really enjoyed the 2 hours
      Written 20 April 2024
    • eateria
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kick off your Kilkenny trip with an outstanding guided walk
      John's walking tour is engaging and fun. He has a deep understanding of Kilkenny's historical fabric. Very educated professional guide. At the same time he knows how to connect with his audience. His commentary is clear and well structured. Whether you are a local history buff or on your first journey in Ireland, John's wit and social intelligence will enrich your experience in Kilkenny in a way no website or app ever could. His recommendations what to do after the tour were inspiring and practical. Tours are good value and available in French and German. Support the art of Irish story telling by booking a tour with this gentleman and gain insights both gruesome and glorious into Kilkenny 's past. Time well spent.
      Written 1 December 2023
    • carolallen11
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent and engaging tour with John
      Today's tour with John was excellent, informative and engaging. John provided a wealth of knowledge about the history and people of Kilkenny. He spoke clearly and was prepared to answer all our questions. We would highly recommend his tour.
      Written 18 September 2023
    • MacShan
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Tour. A truly professional Tour Guide
      We had a wonderful tour of Kilkenny with John Britton as our guide. We were with two other couples both from the United States. Myself and my wife are from Dublin so we knew a bit about Kilkenny and its fascinating history and heritage. We were amazed at how much extra we learned from John. He is a great story teller. We liked everthing about this tour. The locations in which he told Kilkenny's story were so well chosen. It was easily the best city tour I have experienced. I know the other couples thought the same. The time just flew John was so good. He is a true professional who clearly loves what he does.
      Written 31 August 2023
    • Q6161EWhelenc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t miss this tour
      I would highly recommend this walking tour of Kilkenny. John our guide was so knowledgeable with historical facts and witty tales. Lots of great photo opportunities along the way. Clarke family
      Written 21 July 2023
    • mauramulligan
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Top tour in Kilkenny
      This is the tour to take in Kilkenny. John gives a very interesting and informative overview of Kilkenny. Full of both historical and fun facts. And he also does the tour in French and German. Not to be missed.
      Written 20 July 2023
    • norarG8964OF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour and tour guide
      We had John as our tour guide for a work event today. Very informative, interesting guide who brought us to loads of historical sites today and provided us with entertaining nuggets of information about Kilkenny. Thoroughly recommended 👌
      Written 17 July 2023
    • Naomi C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very informative and pleasant!
      John was very knowledgeable and personable. He did answered many questions without hesitation nor irritation. Very enjoyable evening.
      Written 24 May 2023
    • S F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and Enjoyable
      John was full of historical information about his beloved hometown. Such a lovely town! We learned about the river, churches, castle, and conflict. First rate tour.
      Written 21 May 2023
    • D1956AQmarkd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      John was a great guide. We highly recommend a tour with him.
      We had a brilliant tour with John. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind. It made all the difference to have a great guide like John,
      Written 3 May 2023
    • SilverLadyDaphne
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable & informative walking tour
      My husband & I did this walking tour with John on Saturday April 15th. He was a mine of information about the history of Kilkenny & delivered the information in an entertaining manner. We visited lots of sites & could then decide which ones we'd like to return to see in more detail later.
      Written 21 April 2023
    • donmF8500YO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good tour
      Interesting well paced walking tour of Kilkenny. Our guide, John, was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend.
      Written 15 July 2022
    • debbielR7753TF
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kilkenny Walking Tour
      We just finished our walking tour of Kilkenny with John. He went above and beyond to make sure our first experience in Kilkenny was nothing short of amazing. His wealth of knowledge is impressive. This was such an enjoyable experience.
      Written 17 April 2022
    • 805tarynnh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Walking Tour
      Even the typical Irish weather didn't dampen our spirits. John was extremely informative and knowledgeable. We felt that we could relax and chat away about all different topics. Thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you John
      Written 14 February 2022
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    Barney C
    Belfast, UK92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    This is a considered tour of Kilkenny by John who is on top of his brief. The walk which is around 4km is broken up regularly by stops when John explains the history of where you happen to be. My wife and I would recommend this tour with John as a brilliant way to learn about the history of Kilkenny over a leisurely 2 hours..
    Written 12 July 2021
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    Hello Barney, It was an absolute pleasure to show both of you around and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Kilkenny and have a safe trip home. Regards John
    Written 13 July 2021
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    Lindsay W
    Doylestown, PA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    Great tour! John brings the city to life with a mix of history, humor and current events. The route and pace of the tour is really nice as well, just the right balance of walking and stopping for a chat. John's knowledge of Kilkenny's history is second to none. Look forward to visiting again- thanks John!
    Written 8 August 2021
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    philip h
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walking tour with John . Great value for a 2 hour tour seeing the main sites but with lots of quirky sites thrown in John had a great sense of humour and showed us places we would never have found. A really enjoyable 2 hours.
    Written 9 May 2022
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    Hi Philip, Thank you for the great review. I love the quirky sites and stories. Kind regards John
    Written 14 November 2022
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    er6362
    Chicago, Illinois14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Friends
    We really enjoyed the walking tour of Kilkenny with John. Lots of interesting history and local stories that added to our enjoyment of this lovely city. Unfortunately, we had some periods of heavy rain, but John creatively worked in covered stops and even a tea break at a charming cafe. John was a lovely guy and very knowledgeable. This was a great way to start our visit to Kilkenny!
    Written 7 November 2022
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    Hi, Yes, it was looking like were going to abandon there at one point, but we managed to complete the tour. We couldn't have taken shelter in a better place than cakeface, it's my wife's and my favourite coffee shop. Kind regards John
    Written 17 November 2022
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    Evelyn P
    Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Friends
    A group of us joined Johns historical walking tour of Kilkenny last Thursday 2nd June 22.
    It was excellent all round. John made it interesting, informative & humorous & we learned so much about its history in the two hours with were with him. Many thanks & best of luck to you John.
    Written 5 June 2022
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    Thanks, it was a pleasure to show you around. Kind regards John
    Written 16 November 2022
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    CatherineMurphy
    County Cork, Ireland9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    Amazing tour with John. His knowledge of and passion for his beautiful city gives this tour the edge over many city tours we ve been on over the years. We were not rushed and he answered the many questions we had, it was like taking a trip with a very knowledgeable friend.
    Written 27 June 2021
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    Hi Catherine and John, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We got lucky over at St. John's and I will thank Ian the next time see him. I was also delighted that you had that interest in the Peter deLoughry story and you got to see where he was based. I hope you enjoyed your walk today around Bennetsbridge, it's beautiful down there. Kind regards John
    Written 28 June 2021
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    RCoe
    Charlotte, NC29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    This tour was a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Kilkenny. Our tour guide, John Britton, walked with us from the center of town, along the river, to St Canice's cathedral and back into town ending at Kilkenny castle. John took us along a route which we would never think of if walking on our own. Cost of the tour was about $14pp and the tour took about 2.5 hours. The walk is flat and smooth with a few steps getting up to a bridge to cross the River Nore. Thank you, John, for the informative tour!
    Written 24 July 2023
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    Hi Roger, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. It was a pleasure to show you around my home city. Kind regards John
    Written 21 March 2024
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    David T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    Favourite aspect of the tour were his interesting historical stories about each part and every feature of this medieval town/city. He has a wonderful knowledge of local history and present it in a most interesting manner. He addressed individual interests of people in our group and even explained it in their own language to ensure that they understood. Overall it was a most enjoyable tour and I highly recomend it. It was also great value, especially if bringing a family.
    Written 3 July 2023
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review. Kind regards John
    Written 20 March 2024
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    Pauline G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Friends
    John gives such a great overview of the history of Kilkenny, he brings the city alive and you spend the rest of your visit relating his stories and great humour he adds..John also gives tips on the best restaurants and museums to visit as an added bonus .All 4 of us loved his tour and one was a history teacher!!
    Written 20 February 2022
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    Hi Pauline, Thanks so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to welcome you back to the marble city. If you do come back, I'll just let you lead the group :D Hope to see you back Kind regards John
    Written 20 February 2022
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    Alison O
    Apopka, FL56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    Our family very much enjoyed John’s tour highlighting the history and culture of Kilkenny! We learned so many interesting stories about the city. He was kind and gracious to also show our daughter murals dedicated to her favorite book, Wolfwalkers. We highly recommend his tour if you’re looking to learn more about beautiful Kilkenny.
    Written 10 June 2024
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    Hi Alison, It was a pleasure to show you around Kilkenny today. It was excellent to have the book, as it changed the whole experience. We were able to see locations that the film was based on, and not forgetting the Lord Protector himself. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Ireland, and if you would like any Wolfwalker help in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards John Britton
    Written 10 June 2024
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