Your magical visit to Kilkenny starts with “Shenanigans”

Fun, Entertaining & Educational – Walking Tours of Kilkenny

Not just guided tours but MIS-Guided Tours.

Welcome to Shenanigans, the number one Kilkenny walking tour. Immerse yourself in our unique blend of history, fun facts, magic effects and some Shenanigans for an engaging and entertaining adventure along “Irelands’ Medieval Mile”. Weaving through the narrow city streets we discover the hidden history and stories of the Normans, Merchants and trace the footsteps of famous characters like “The Greatest Knight”, who ever lived, William Marshal and Kilkenny’s witch Alice Kyteler. The best way to visit Kilkenny.

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  Our youth club of 15/16 year olds did this tour with Nevin. Feedback from the teens included "fun and enlightening", "great to learn more about our own City", "I... read more


    star rating  It was not just a walking tour,Nevin was an historian, a magician and a comedian
    very informative and lively, we would definitely recommend it to our friends.

    Eileen... read more


    star rating  Nevin is a delight. He is so informative, knowledgeable, witty, friendly, makes the group feel comfortable with each other. He has a true gift that is not wasted. ... read more


    star rating  Nevin is a natural at what he does. He has a wonderful way with people, is witty, quick, personable and full of knowledge. This man really knows Kilkenny! What's so... read more

  • star rating  We had a fantastic afternoon with Nevis, we were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour and got to ask plenty of questions and learned lots about... read more


    star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Nevin today, a really great way to grasp the history of Kilkenny not to mention the origin of many of everyday sayings

    Sinead L

    star rating  Nevin was a great guide and provided a really informative and entertaining tour through Kilkenny. It was funny and engaging the whole way.


    star rating  Superb waking your. Something for all. Nevin throughly in a mix of the facts , humor and some magic ( still don’t know where he put that bottle... read more