Have more questions about how Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walking tour works?  Read on for pricing and booking options, before the tour, while on the tour and even after the tour information. And then there is the stuff our lawyers made us put at the bottom of the page.






Children under 12 go FREE as part of one family.


Corporate & Private Party Bookings

We offer private party and corporate bookings outside of our scheduled tours subject to availability.  Please contact us for more information.



Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walking Tour does not necessarily require reservations, but they are recommended.  Our goal is to give each and every one of you the best tour experience possible.  Prepayment helps us gauge how many people to expect on any given night and tweak the tour accordingly. 


We offer either secure on-line payment via Stripe as well as the option of paying cash at the beginning of the tour.  Coupon codes and discounts are only useable if paying online in advance.  For your enjoyment of the walk we do have maximum numbers we take and cannot guarantee your participation should you decide to pay on the night in person.


Our refund policy is the most fair around!  Our tours are usually refundable if canceling with 7 days notice. 


Our 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.   Either Brendan or Nevin will be on hand to lead you on a jolly jaunt around the beautiful Kilkenny City.  


We leave every Friday and on selected dates from May to Sept outside the main gates of Kilkenny Castle at 19:30 hrs or 7:30pm in old money!  Please arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of departure.

Finding Your Guide

Finding your Shenanigans tour guide is easy, our guide wears a traditional Irish tweed hat, will have Shenanigans signage about his person and will be at the designated meeting location (outside the main gates of Kilkenny Castle) approx 20/30 minutes before departure.

Time and Distance

All tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and we walk about one and a bit miles. We do start ON TIME. We maintain a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour. Sorry, but Shenaigans Kilkenny City Walk cannot delay the start time of tours for late arrivals and is not in a position to offer refunds for late arrivals.


Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walk presents tours rain or shine. So please do bring appropriate clothing, be that rain gear, umbrellas or hopefully even sunscreen.  In the event of extreme inclement and potentially dangerous weather Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walk reserves the right to cancel tours.



Children under 12 go FREE as part of one family.

We like children, well behaved ones at least.  Children of all ages are welcome to join our tours though to be honest it is not really suitable for those under 6.  We do ask that if children get disruptive on a tour that a parent/guardian step away from the group with the child until settled down.  Our route takes us up and down a few flights of steps and as such push chairs or strollers might be a hindrance.

Video/Audio Recording & Note Taking

When taking still photographs please be considerate of others in group as well as those on the street you may be photographing. Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walk does not permit video or audio taping of any kind and we strongly discourage note taking.  We pride ourselves on our unique tour and really don't wish to see it being plagiarised by others.


Please ensure your phone is turned on silent or preferably airplane mode while on the tour.  We see our tour as a walking performance and as such phones are a distraction and a nuisance and hinder the enjoyment of the tour for others.

Wheelchair or Mobility Issues

There are one section of the Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walk route that take us up a short steepish hill and there are a couple of flights of steps to negotiate.  We do offer an alternate route we can direct you along.  You will miss one short performance piece which lasts about 10 minutes.

Smoking & Vaping

Although our tour is outdoors, we request that smokers and vapers step far enough away from our group so no one in the group is affected by smoking or vaping.  


We like a drink or two, but please don't be tipsy or drunk while on the tour.    

Bathroom Breaks

We do not stop for bathroom breaks during our tour, surely you can hold it for an hour and a bit.  But seriously, in Ireland you are never more then a stones throw from a pub or restaurant.  



Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.  But if you are so inclined please fold the tip neatly! 

Let us know how we did!

We thrive on word of mouth. Share your tour experience in your favourite social media channel, or even better, gives us a rave review on TripAdvisor.  We hope it was an enjoyable experience and to see you again soon!


“Shenanigans Kilkenny City Walk" and its affiliated entities and its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns, neither own nor operate any person or entity which is to, or does, provide goods or services for these trips or tours. Because “Tour Operator” does not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers, “Tour Operator” assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the tour suppliers, or other employees or agents, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrument owned, operated or otherwise by any of these suppliers, or (3) any wrongful, willful, or negligent act or omissions on any part of any other party not under the supervision or control of the Operator.