Kilkenny Walking Tours

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. This walking tour will make you go away and read more about Medieval Kilkenny.


Medieval Mile Tour

The Medieval Mile Walking Tour Highlights are: Kilkenny Castle and the ghost in the White Dress The possible Richard Shee curse of the Shee Alms House The Tholsel where you paid taxes. The famous Butter Slip and its famous Rhyme. Nicholas Langton and his two wives and 25 children Mary’s Cathedral the Famine Cathedral of 1845. The famous Hole in the Wall tavern. The Old City Jail and its horrible

Tour Duration: 75 minutes
Tour Price: €30 per person


Ecclesiastical Tour

St. Canice’s Cathedral: The first monastery was built here in the 6th century by St Canice, Kilkenny's patron saint. The present structure dates from the 13th to 16th centuries, with extensive 19th-century reconstruction, it's interior housing ancient grave slabs and the tombs of Kilkenny Castle's Butler dynasty. St Canice was a great friend of St Columba (Colmcille), the Apostle of the Scots and founder of the monastery at Iona. The story

Tour Duration: 90 minutes
Tour Price: €40 per person


Pat’s Ruby Walking Tour

Pats Ruby Tour: This extended Walking Tour includes the Eastern environs of Kilkenny which was also part of the medieval Walled town of Kilkenny. Often referred to by the locals as the Continent side of Kilkenny!! The Walking tour will include stories about Johns Bridge built in 1910 which replaced the bridge that collapsed during the 1763 great flood killing 16 people. Locals say the ghosts of the 16 could

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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    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.