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Explore Kilkenny with a Tour Guide this Summer

BoatTrips.ie Guided Boat Tours of Kilkenny

There are huge benefits to getting a guided tour, not only do you get insights into local culture that you won’t get if you opt to go alone, but never underestimate the knowledge tour guides have, they will teach you all you need to know about a place and wont waste your time on any ‘unnecessary detail’ and don’t forget guided tours are perfect for the ‘solo traveller’ who wants the added comfort of a group scenario!! Here are our top guided tours in Kilkenny this Summer;

Shenanigans Walking Tours

If you want to discover the very best of Irish ‘craic’ or humour, then take a Shenanigans Walking Tour with local historian Brian Nevin! Weave your way through the city streets blending history, magic, turn of phrase origins and of course ‘Shenanigans’.  With Ireland’s Medieval Mile cityscape as your canvas, the tour ‘lifts the veil’ of Kilkenny City and discovers 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…..

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Kilkenny Tasting Tours

Explore the very best of produce that Kilkenny has to offer with a foodie ‘tasting tour’. Working over 30 years in the Kilkenny food sector, Anne Neary and her team will treat your taste buds to food experience like no other. Crowned Ireland’s Top Foodie Destination for 2018, Kilkenny boasts some of the finest food producers, retailers and restaurants in Ireland. This guided tour will take you back in time through Kilkenny’s medieval heritage, tasting along the way to meet the makers, movers and shakers on the Kilkenny food scene. 

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Pat Tynan Kilkenny Walking Tours

Join local historian and history teacher, Pat Tynan for a city walking tour. Pat’s Walking Tour will bring to life the stories and characters of Kilkenny’s Medieval history which established Kilkenny as one of Ireland’s most successful Medieval Norman inland cities in Ireland, plenty of humour as walkers discover the hidden streets, laneways and side streets of the city.

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BoatTrips.ie Guided Boat Tours of Kilkenny


Join boattrips.ie and their guide on the historic river Nore as it flows through Kilkenny city. Tours run approximately every half hour, each day throughout the Irish summer, April to October. Learn of the often unspoken and local history that the river holds. Witness the wildlife that thrive in the urban environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years. The guides are friendly, entertaining and possess a love for the job they do. You’ll find our boat trips relaxing, informative and most of all memorable.

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Ormonde Language Tours

Ormonde Language Tours offer walking tours of Kilkenny in English, French or German. The tours are the ideal way to visit Kilkenny city and connect you with our history. The tour is approximately two hours long and you will see the most important and beautiful sights, taking away the stress of trying to find your way around our medieval streets.

Taking a walking tour will leave you with plenty of time to discover our museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs. Your guide is a native of Kilkenny, and he can help you with invaluable tips to help you make your stay in Kilkenny memorable. 

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Kavanagh Chauffeur Service

Plan a day trip to Kilkenny with Kavanagh Chauffeur Service and discover the Medieval City’s must-visit heritage sites, museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs. Explore Kilkenny at your own pace, and with so many things to see and do you will be spoilt for choice.