Guided tour

Kilkenny: Historical and Hysterical Guided City Walking Tour

Guided tour

Kilkenny: Historical and Hysterical Guided City Walking Tour

From US$ 29.05 per person

Be taken on a historical and hysterical walking tour through Kilkenny’s renowned Medieval Mile and see the city’s most iconic sights, accompanied by your guide, Irishman, magician, storyteller and all round fun guy, Nevin Cody.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Explore Ireland's Medieval Mile, a significant part of the country's Ancient East
  • Enjoy a mix of history and comedy with local, comedic guides
  • Learn an array of lesser-known facts about Kilkenny and Ireland's history
Full description
Travel back in time as you explore Kilkenny city’s history-rich Medieval Mile on a fascinating and exciting walking tour that has been devised by one of Ireland’s leading magicians and raconteurs. With your passionate guide, Nevin Cody, embark on a journey to discover the wonders that are hidden in one of Ireland’s most historic locations. The tour begins at the main gates of Kilkenny Castle where you’ll weave your way through the picturesque streets of the Medieval Mile whilst listening to unique anecdotes and stories about the land. Listen to your guide blend history, magic, whimsical fun, and a dollop of irreverent humor that keeps you entertained from start to finish. Against the backdrop of Ireland’s famous Medieval Mile, watch as the veil of history is lifted and the hidden secrets that lie within the city are discovered. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and covers just over one mile of walking. The group maintains a moderate pace of walking and there are plenty of stops along the way. The tour runs rain or shine so please come prepared for all weather forecasts.
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    Meeting point

    Our guide wears a traditional Irish tweed hat and will have 'Shenanigans' signage about his person. He will be at the designated meeting location (outside the main gates of Kilkenny Castle) approx 20/30 minutes before departure.

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    • There is one section of the route that takes us up a short, steepish hill and there are a couple of flights of steps to negotiate. Alternative routes are possible, though you may miss one short performance piece which lasts about 10 minutes
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    5 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    Informative and hilarious. We had a great time around Kilkenny with our guide. A lot of information wrapped in good jokes and a bit of magic. Highly recommend it.

    December 30, 2022

    December 28, 2022

    This was a fantastic walking tour! It by far outshines any other walking tour I've been on. The guide is so knowledgeable and fun.

    November 15, 2022

    Product ID: 273882