"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 & Saturdays | March - October Tours also available all 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 and more as we weave our way though the city regaling you with unique anecdotes and blending history, magic, whimsical fun, a good dollop of irreverent humour and plenty of Shenanigans.  Using the backdrop of Ireland’s Medieval Mile cityscape as our canvas we lift the veil of Kilkenny City and discover the hidden secrets that lie beneath. 

Not just a guided tour  

a MIS-guided tour!


Visiting Kilkenny? YOU NOW CAN SAVE MORE

We are thrilled to announce that we are now included in 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.

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.

We also offer private tours for corporate, group & industry bookings.  Minimum numbers apply. To enquire about group bookings contact us here.



90 mins

(give or take)

The tour of Ireland’s Medieval Mile, Kilkenny which being Ireland of course is not a mile.  We walk between stops at a fairly 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.  That said we do have alternative routes 



(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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Men of magic mischief and merriment

(our tour guides)

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

Proud Irishmen, magicians, storytellers and all round fun guys Nevin Cody and Brendan Byrne are passionate people. Passionate about welcoming you to the beautiful Kilkenny City, a rich jewel in Ireland's Ancient East.  Passionate about creating an experience and memory you will treasure and talk about for years to come.

Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walking Tour

Nevin was raised right in the heart of Kilkenny City and his love for his city, its people and it's visitors runs through every fibre of his body.  Nevin, always a natural comic, recently made the jump to take it up as a "job".

Walking Tour Kilkenny City

Brendan has been a full time professional comedy-magician and entertainer his entire adult life.  When not guiding groups around Kilkenny he can be found entertaining both the young and young at heart at the countries top festivals, corporate events and society parties.

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Contact Us



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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.