Group Tours

All group tours can book Pat for your personal private tour of Medieval KIlkenny. Pat has 40 years of experience of guiding visitors around Medieval Kilkenny.

Pat’s Walking Tours was voted Best Historical Walking Tour in Kilkenny 2022 and Best Specialist Walking Tour Business ROI 2022. Your tour can be tailored to suit the particular needs of your group.

General Private Walking Tours

Pat will meet you at a chosen location in Kilkenny City Centre and give you the best of Kilkenny Tour. This walking tour will last 2-3 hours which will cover Kilkenny from South-North-East-West.

You let us know if you require shorter or longer Walking Tours and whatever your need it can be organised on request.

Student Tours

If you are coming to Kilkenny on a cultural day out, Pat will organise a walking tour that will accommodate the needs of your students.

All tours are tailored to give your students the best of Kilkenny’s history and culture.

Pat has years of experience of conducting students tours in a suitable language so students will understand the guide speaking.

Private Business Tours

Let Pat look after your clients when in Kilkenny. Pat can meet your clients at a location of your choice in the city and will give your clients a Kilkenny Cultural experience to enhance their business trip to Kilkenny.

Pat’s Hidden Kilkenny

Pat will show you some of Kilkenny’s hidden history.

Talbot’s Tower and Bastion, Kilkenny remaining City Gate, The Ghosts of Kilkenny, The Hole in the Wall Tavern, The Stories of Freney the Highway Man, The Mystery of Alice Kyteler KIlkenny’s witch, The best Pint of Guinness & Smithwicks, Pat’s favourite Pubs, The Ring, St. John’s

Bespoke Private Tours

Book Pat for your Private Kilkenny Walking Tour

If you wish to book Pat for your very own Private Kilkenny Walking Tour give Pat a call on 087 2651745 or e-mail [email protected] and he will explain your Walking Tour details including a time that suits you.

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    About Kilkenny

    Kilkenny 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.

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    Meet Your Guide

    In 2023 Pat will be celebrating 40 years in guiding visitors around Medieval Kilkenny. Pat has lived through Kilkenny’s Tourism development over the past 40 years.

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    What People Say About Us

    Fantastic walking tour

    Fantastic tour & Pat the guide was extremely knowledgeable. No gimmicks like other tours just lots on interesting stories & bit of banter.

    Family of 5 weekend walking tour, superb

    Pat gave a great presentation of Kilkenny showing us the main landmarks and his knowledge of the city is incredible and detailed. Every place he showed us was historic and interesting to hear about

    Definitely worth doing!

    It was just the four of us on our tour and we found it very enjoyable and informative. Pat had a lovely manner and certainly knows his stuff. We would say it is definitely worth doing. Thanks again Pat.

    Excellent walking tour - don't miss in Kilkenny

    Pat Tynan presents his city superbly . He knows every aspect of it and conveys his story in a fresh and interesting fashion. I really enjoyed his tour. Great value

    Pat Tynan and his passion for local history

    As part of our research before leaving for our trip of Ireland, we read about the tour that Pat Tynan conducts on Trip Advisor. We walked to the Information Centre from our B&B in pouring rain and as we were a bit late the receptionist kindly contacted Pat on his mobile and we caught up with him at the Town Hall. Pat’s passion for Irish history made the one hour tour very interesting. Well worth the 10 Euro cost.

    Great tour of the Medieval Mile with Pat

    This tour leaves from the tourist information office each day at 2pm. The tour guide Pat is a local who clearly cares about his city and knows a great deal about it. The tour is very good with a lot of local information and history. Definitely worth the €10 we paid

    Highlight of our trip to Kilkenny

    This walking tour with Pat Tynan is excellent. It brings the history of Kilkenny to life. Pat is very knowledgeable but also takes account of the interests and questions of the people on the tour.
    It’s an authentic experience and you feel like you’ve had a chance to connect with a local who loves the city and its history.

    Pat Tynan's Tour

    We went on a small group – just us – tour. Pat was extremely knowledgeable and gave a great introduction to the history of Kilkenny.