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 be seen in the river reflection at night-time.
The remains of St. John’s Priory which was the home to the Augustinians Priests in the 13th century. The church referred to as the Lantern of Ireland.
Langton’s Pub and restaurant which was connected the famous Langton family from the 16th century who lived on High Street. Langton’s was the Pub of the year in Ireland for four times in the 1980s.
Magdalen Castle and Tower once part of the old city wall and a hospital for leprosy.
St. John’s Catholic Church or the O Loughlin Memorial church from 1908. The church with no steeple!!!
The McDonagh Railway Station connected to Thomas McDonagh from 1916 fame.
The Famine workhouse from 1845. In 1847 over 2,000 persons were in the famine workhouse in Kilkenny. Kilkenny’s population was reduced from 23,000 people to 17,000 people. Hear some of the grim stories.
The Carnegie Library from 1910 connected to Andrew Carnegie who was an engineer and donated all his wealth to the building of libraries to help educate young people.
The Butler Art Gallery which was the old Kilkenny Military Barracks from the 1800’s and known as Evan’s home.
A taste of Pat’s Ruby Walking Tour which covers South, East, North and West of the city environs and the Medieval City.
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.
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
Fantastic tour & Pat the guide was extremely knowledgeable. No gimmicks like other tours just lots on interesting stories & bit of banter.
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
David KJuly 2021
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.
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
Seamus TAugust 2020
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.
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
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.
We went on a small group – just us – tour. Pat was extremely knowledgeable and gave a great introduction to the history of Kilkenny.