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.


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 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  Nothing beats learning the history and ins and outs of a town (opps, city - sorry Nevin ; - ) from some one born and raised locally. Nevin is not... read more

    Janice C
    August 29, 2021

    star rating  My children (11 and 9) and I availed of this experience on the 19th August. In our group, we had Americans, Canadians, English and other Irish visitors, a group of... read more

    Patrick Q
    August 26, 2021

    star rating  Nevin was very entertaining and knowledgeable about Kilkenny. He made the tour very interesting, it was interesting and entertaining, we had a laugh and enjoyed it immensely. I... read more

    John F
    August 25, 2021

    star rating  As two 50s couples we all really enjoyed this tour. It really set us up for the three days in kilkenny. We would never have discovered all the hidden gems... read more

    Alison J
    August 24, 2021
  • star rating  Really enjoyed the mix of facts and comedy. Lots of information was shared, and plenty of tricks and laughs too! Also really enjoyed hearing the origins of some common phrases…”... read more

    August 24, 2021

    star rating  Wow totally agree with all the very good reviews. If you want some info on kilkenny and the history then just book this walk! Such fun!

    August 23, 2021

    star rating  Nevin was fantastic, we really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it. Entertained all the way with facts, amusing anecdotes, jokes and even magic tricks. Very enjoyable way to... read more

    Tony C
    August 21, 2021

    star rating  An extremely knowledgable, friendly and warm tour guide for our time in Kilkenny City. Some fascinating insights and well worth the money.

    Denis K
    August 17, 2021