Discover Ireland’s Medieval Capital  with history, amazing landmarks, Compelling Stories, Fun facts, Entertaining Comedy & Magic

We’re No.1 in Ireland – TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2021

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.

Check out the Shenanigans Walking Tours Kilkenny

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.


Shenanigans Private Walking Tours

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.


Insta-Shenanigans (The Medieval Smile)

If a picture says a thousand words then let Insta-Shenanigans do the talking. Our professional photographer will capture memories of your Shenanigans Experience.


Shenanigans EXPRESS TOUR

Not enough time but still wish to experience beautiful Kilkenny? Take a 60 minute express tour and whet your appetite for a future return visit.


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!


Shenanigans Covid 19 Safety Charter

Without YOU and our wonderful team, there would be no Shenanigans Walks. The health and safety of all is our priority and we are delighted to be part of the Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter. The great news is our new safety measures that we introduced still allow us to have plenty of Shenanigans and do what we do best…

Shenanigans 5 Star Reviews

  • star rating  Fun, informative, thoroughly entertaining and educational. A MUST! Nevin puts his heart into his tour! Don’t hesitate- book a Shenanig

    Gretchen G
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  Very knowledgeable guide. Very pleasant experience. Nevin was energetic and answered all our

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  We did the tour with Nevin and he was super fun and informative. He kept us entertained with lots of stories and history of Kilkenny. Super guy. Only sorry... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  Thank you Nevin. Highly recommend if you're visiting Kikenny. Such a fountain of knowledge - not to b

    Geraldine Meskill
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  Very informative and enjoyable walking tour. Leisurely pace with plenty of time to take in all the key parts of medieval Kilkenny. The tour guide was clearly an authority on... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  An excellent introduction to a wonderful city! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Nevin has an in-depth knowledge of the history of Kilkenny and shares his knowledge on Kilkenny's main attractions... read more

    November 1, 2021

    star rating  Niven as a tour guideoutstanding better than 5 stars. He is well prepared and an enthusiastic artful entertainer. His craft is so well put together with fun researched facts... read more

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  One of the best walking tours I have ever been on. Nevin is a storyteller par excellence and he uses this talent to bring alive his extensive knowledge of the... read more

    Patrick Delaney
    October 1, 2021