"You're having a laugh!"

Take the Shenanigans walking tour & discover the Fun Magical Historical & Hysterical way to experience Kilkenny's Medieval Mile, the jewel in the crown of Ireland's Ancient East


Scheduled tours Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday | March - October Tours also available other days & times upon request please enquire for availability
Commences under the arch of the main gate of Kilkenny Castle which is between the two round towers.

Tel: 0872743865



Welcome to Shenanigans Walking Tour of Kilkenny City

Where did the phrase “The Stinking Rich” originate?

How was a 12” needle used to expose witches? 

Why are Kilkenny people called 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 have to offer.

Not just a guided tour  

a MIS-guided tour!


Visiting Kilkenny? YOU NOW CAN SAVE MORE

The Medieval Mile Pass. For just €39 you receive over €100 worth of entries and offers for many of Kilkenny’s top attractions and discounts for cafes and restaurants. You can buy it here from Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce also available from the local tourist information office Kilkenny.

Really enjoyable tour, very friendly hosts and something different that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Kilkenny. Lots of laughs to be had while learning about the history of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile
— Emma Byrne from Enniscorty Wexford
What a blast! It was so funny. If you are coming to Kilkenny you have to do it, we were laughing the entire time
— Rick from Alberta Canada & Jake from Mississippi USA
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What's the craic?

(Tell me about your tour please)




Children under 12 go FREE as part of one family.

Hire us for private tours, corporate, group (team building & leadership) & industry bookings.  Minimum numbers apply. To enquire about group bookings contact us here.



90 mins

(give or take)

Walking tour around Ireland’s Medieval Mile, Kilkenny.  We walk between stops at brisk pace (so do try keep up).  There are a number of steps on the tour which may offer challenges to those with impaired mobility so be sure to let us know.



(optional but advised)

So you get as much from our tour as possible we do have a maximum number we take.  There are usually some tickets available on the night to purchase in cash but to guarantee your participation we urge you to book in advance online.

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Man of magic mischief and merriment

(Your tour guide)

Shenanigans The Kilkenny Walk is devised, guided (or MIS-guided as some might say), owned and operated by one of Ireland's leading magicians and raconteurs.

Proud Irishman, magician, storytellers, historian and all round fun guy Nevin Cody. He is passionate about his city & welcoming you to beautiful Kilkenny City (YES it’s a city, hear more on the tour) which is Ireland’s medieval capital in Ireland's Ancient East.  Nevin is all about creating an experience full of memories you will treasure and talk about for ever he will make you feel like your HOME.

Read TripAdvisor reviews here.

Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walking Tour

Nevin was born & raised right in the heart of Kilkenny City and his love for Kilkenny, its people and visitors is clear. Nevin, is a natural comic, story teller, magician & all round entertainer who is charming, engaging, inspiring and serious about his guests having a fabulous experience on Shenanigans.

Everything Nevin does involves people, when not guiding Shenanigans Nevin can be found performing magic at parties, festivals, corporate events, clubs entertaining children, families, our more seasoned members of society & businesses all around Ireland & overseas. Nevin is also a business trainer and mentor where he works with a wide range of businesses facilitating development of their teams & management across the skills of leadership, sales, presentation & resilience to name just a few.

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Our office

Our office is run by Nevin in Kilkenny

Shenanigans Walks
Moanmore Commons, Callan, Co Kilkenny, R95NY20

Tel: 0872743865

The Starting Place for our walking tour

We leave Thur through Sunday under the arch of the front gates of Kilkenny Castle which is between the two round towers. We do leave on time and ask you to gather 10-15 minutes before start time.