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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 Medieval 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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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  Had an amazing time walking around Kilkenny with our guide. Excellent way to get a lay of the land in a fun atmosphere! Highly recommend!!!

    Sandra H
    June 25, 2022

    star rating  'Magical' Nevin even organised the sunshine for us. Funny, informative, and you'll learn lots about irish-isms. Highly recommend.

    June 21, 2022

    star rating  Nevin is a historian, a comedian, an entertainer and a gentleman! Thoroughly enjoyable tour with lots of interesting facts, magic and lots of laughs. Thanks Nevin

    June 18, 2022

    star rating  Devan was a wonderful guide. He added the right mix of history, jokes, and warmth that made the tour feel special. We did a private tour with 4... read more

    June 17, 2022
  • star rating  Recently went on Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk with my husband. Turns out we were the only two in the group and the tour guide Nevin. We had such a... read more

    June 13, 2022

    star rating  What a wonderful and entertaining tour. Nevin truly loves what he does and makes sure everyone is welcomed. He is very funny and extremely knowledgeable. I usually avoid tours because... read more

    June 13, 2022

    star rating  Nevin went above and beyond with this tour, he combines a fantastic wit with great knowledge of the city. One of the best tours we've been on, hope to take... read more

    June 12, 2022

    star rating  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.... read more

    June 10, 2022