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.

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Medieval Mile Tour

The Medieval Mile Walking Tour will guide you along Ireland’s leading example of a 12th-century town. The city’s splendid Kilkenny Castle, its four Medieval Abbeys, and the towering, majestic St. Canice’s Cathedral enhance Kilkenny’s title as Ireland’s Medieval Capital.

The Medieval Mile tour with Pat will bring to life the stories and local characters of Kilkenny’s Medieval history which established Kilkenny as one of Ireland’s most successful restored Medieval Norman inland cities in Ireland. Pat’s Walking Tour will make you go away and read more about this Medieval Wonderland!

Some of the Medieval Tour highlights are 1582 Shee Alms House, Tholsel, 16th century Butter Slip, THe Hole In the Wall, 1284 Witches House Kytelers Inn, 16th Century Rothe House, Old City Jail, Ghost Stories, Witchcraft, Burnings, Plagues, Kilkenny Cats and much more!

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Ecclesiastical Tour

Pat’s Ecclesiastical Tour will discover the beautiful Medieval and 19th Century churches that survive in medieval Kilkenny.

The Medieval city has nine churches. The ecclesiastical foundation dates back to the 6th Century when St. Canice Kilkenny’s patron saint founded a monastery at the Nothern section of Kilkenny on the site where the 13th century St. Canice’s Cathedral now stands.

The name Kilkenny means Church of Canice. The tour will visit the 13th century Dominican Black Abbey, 1234 St. Francis Abbey, 13th century St. Canice’s Cathedral, 13th century St. John’s Priory, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and St. John’s Catholic Church.

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Pat’s Ruby Walking Tour

This extended walking tour will guide you to the east side of the Medieval city referred to as the continent side of Kilkenny.

  • Hear the story of the 16 people that died on John’s Bridge in 1763.
  • Discover the Famine Workhouse in Kilkenny city in 1845.
  • Hear the story of St. John’s Priory, the Lantern of Ireland
  • The O Loughlin Memorial Church
  • Discover the Medieval City walls and gates and the hospital for Leporacy.
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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.