Your magical visit to Kilkenny starts with “Shenanigans”

Fun, Entertaining & Educational – Walking Tours of Kilkenny

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. BOOK NOW or MORE INFO

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. PUT ME IN THE PICTURE

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 we weave our way though the city streets blending history, magic, turn of phrase origins and of course Shenanigans.  With Ireland’s Medieval Mile cityscape as our canvas, join us as 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, our guests 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  Nevin is a fount of knowledge on Kilkenny history. The tour was great craic and the magic tricks and fun facts along with the historical info were brilliant 🤩.... read more


    star rating  Great tour of Kilkenny ! Nevin led the tour with magic tricks, fun and lots of jokes. We learned a lot about Kilkenny, it was a great fun! Highly recommended... read more

    Thierry D

    star rating  Great tour for adults and children. Learned a lot! Very entertaining. Full of interesting historical facts and stories. Not too long either.

    Hazel M

    star rating  My daughter & I did the walking tour & we really enjoyed all the stories & entertainmen,the balloon trick is great.😀 We learnt lots of interesting information on where some... read more

    Martina P
  • star rating  Today we did the shenanigans tour and we got to know a lot more about Kilkenny, including the revelation that one of us is a witch. Storyteller, magician, psychic, and... read more

    Anna D

    star rating  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... read more


    star rating  Myself and my Dad had a great experience on our Shananigans walk with Nevn, he has a great way of making all on the tour enjoy themselves! It was... read more

    Scattty C

    star rating  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... read more

    Fiona F