"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


Every Thursday & Friday | May - Sept
Leaves 19:30 sharp outside the main gates of Kilkenny Castle
(please arrive by 19:15)


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Welcome to Shenanigans Walking Tour of Kilkenny City

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “The Stinking Rich” originated?

Do you know how a 12” needle was used to expose witches? 

Why do cats in Kilkenny have no tails?

Visitors will discover these answers and more as we weave our way though the city regaling you with unique anecdotes blending comedy, magic, history, whimsical fun, a good dollop of irreverent humour and plenty of Shenanigans.  Using the backdrop of the medieval 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!


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We are thrilled to announce that we are part of this years Alternative Kilkenny Arts fringe festival.  Find our more at AKA.

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 bookings.  Minimum numbers apply. To enquire about group bookings contact us here.



75 - 90 mins

(give or take)

The tour coves the medieval mile, 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.

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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".

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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 physical office is run by Brendan in Kildare

Shenanigans Walks
5 Dara Cresent
Co. Kildare

The Starting Place for our walking tour

We leave Wed through Sunday from the front gates of Kilkenny Castle at 19:30 hrs or 7.30pm in old money.  We do leave on time and ask you to gather from 7.15pm