Your magical visit to Kilkenny starts with “Shenanigans”

Fun, Entertaining & Educational – Walking Tours of Kilkenny

Not a guided tour but a MIS-Guided Tour.

Welcome to Shenanigans, Kilkenny’s number one 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

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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

  •   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
    9/12/2020

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

    ciaranc664
    9/12/2020

      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

    337diarmuidm
    8/31/2020

      We were SO happy we chose to this tour with Nevin yesterday. Was a really fun & informative way of learning about the fascinating history of the wonderful CITY... read more

    SarahJaneTy
    8/30/2020
  •   We were a group of 4 and thoroughly enjoyed this tour of Kilkenny city. Our guide was informed funny and an outrageous liar but in the best possible taste

    liammG7744GE
    8/25/2020

      I am a native of Kilkenny so wouldn’t ever have thought to go on a tour of Kilkenny city until my sister asked me to come with her on this... read more

    marypalmer1208
    8/23/2020

      Great family day out. Nevin is a font of knowledge about the city and all its past stories. Puts all at ease. Thanks Nevin. From the Whelans of Wexford.

    O8531SHstephenw
    8/16/2020

      One of the best walking tours we've ever done (and we have done plenty). Fun, knowledgeable guide. Lots of entertaining and interesting stories. Nevin was a wonderful... read more

    45annea
    8/10/2020