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Your magical visit to Kilkenny starts with Shenanigans

Discover Ireland’s Medieval Capital with History, Amazing Landmarks, Compelling Stories, Fun Facts, Entertaining Comedy & Magic

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Not just guided tours but MIS-Guided Tours.

Welcome to Shenanigans Walks – Kilkenny Walking Tour, winner of the TripAdvisor “Travellers’ Choice Award 2021”, best thing to do in Ireland.

A modern twist on traditional tours, Shenanigans Walks local, expert guides will lead you on an entertaining, fun and informative adventure along Ireland’s Medival Mile. The real magic of Shenanigans is an engaging and refreshing blend of history, compelling stories, interesting fun facts, with a clever sprinkle of magic effects which brings it all to life and all topped off with plenty of Shenanigans.

Weaving a path through the picturesque narrow city streets discover the hidden history and stories of the city’s breathtaking landmarks, The Normans, Merchants and trace the footsteps of famous characters like William Marshal ‘The Greatest Knight who ever lived’, and Kilkenny’s infamous witch Alice Kyteler

The best way to discover Kilkenny is with Shenanigans Walks.

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Original Shenanigans Walking Tour

Kilkenny’s best walking tour. Discover Irelands Medieval Mile over 90 minutes of fun, history, magic, stories and of course Shenanigans.

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Discover Medieval Kilkenny with a Shenanigans Experience

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Shenanigans Group Tours

We cater for all type of groups. From corporate and educational groups to special occasion groups such as weddings and even hens & stags

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Shenanigans Private Walking Tour

A private & personal experience as you immerse yourself in Kilkenny’s hidden history & discover the historic landmarks, famous characters, stories with plenty of fun and magic.

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Shenanigans Kilkenny Design Centre Tours

Choose from a range of tours including history, crafts and culinary delights. 

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Shenanigans Mobile Puzzle Tour

Shenanigans Puzzle Tour is the perfect fun filled interactive way to explore this enchanting medieval city. 

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Welcome to Shenanigans Walking Tour of Kilkenny City

Where did the phrase “The Stinking Rich” originate?

How was a 12” inch needle used to expose witches? 

Why are Kilkenny people called “The Cats”? 

Discover these answers with Shenanigans as you weave your way though the city streets blending history, magic, turn of phrase origins and of course Shenanigans.  With Ireland’s Medieval Mile cityscape as your canvas, together we lift the veil of Kilkenny City and discover the hidden secrets and stories that Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House & Gardens, St Canice’s Cathedral & Round tower, Kyteler’s Inn (home of the famous Kilkenny Witch) and so much more.

Not just a guided tour
a MIS-guided tour!

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Local, Expert and entertaining Guides bring a modern twist to traditional tours with their  unique blend of stories, history, comedy and magic!

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  • star rating  Nevin was a wonderful and fun guide, so interesting, a wealth of information. We loved the walking tour of Kilkenny. Thank you so much. We recommend this tour to everyone!

    May 13, 2022

    star rating  Nevin was outstanding with a group of first year students on their first school tour since the lockdown! We enjoyed the perfect balance of history, fun, magic and entertainment during... read more

    May 8, 2022

    star rating  Nevin was a fabulous walking tour guide. He lead a 90 min FUN, entertaining and educational tour all in one! Today was definitely a highlight of our 10 day... read more

    May 6, 2022

    star rating  Nevin was so accommodating and easy to communicate with about setting up a private tour for our group. We had a great time, learned a lot and loved his magic... read more

    May 2, 2022
  • star rating  Found this site and thought it would be a fun evening. Nevin was a guide full of information and fun. Would highly recommend this.

    April 30, 2022

    star rating  We had SO much fun on this tour!! Nevin was the best tour guide, and I was floored by how much he taught us about Kilkenny! This was the highlight... read more

    Gianna G
    April 29, 2022

    star rating  Absolutely brilliant. Great craic and very knowledgeable. You'll come away laughing 🙂 We absolutely loved this tour and would definitely do it again.

    April 11, 2022

    star rating  This has to be, without doubt, the best and most fun walking tour I've ever done.
    Nevin was so knowledgable about the history of the town and told... read more

    April 5, 2022