Guided Tours of Kilkenny City

Tour Guide, Cliff Reid, with three women from Athy Women's Shed onboard a boat in Kilkenny

List of Guided Tours in Kilkenny City

Hopefully you will find the list below useful while you are staying in Kilkenny. Its a list of some of the different types of guided tours you will find around the city of Kilkenny. While you don’t necessarily have to take one, I always find it handy when I first arrive in a new city or town as a way of getting my bearings etc. Its always a good way to get a sense of the place you are visiting before going off and exploring on your own. All the guys listed below are very helpful and friendly so if there is any questions you may have as you make your way around the Kilkenny, be sure to ask them. They will be more than willing to help.


Boat Tour of Kilkenny City Embark on an informative tour along the River Nore. You’ll view the city from a unique perspective and learn about the sights that you encounter along your journey.​ For more Information, contact Cliff on +353 (0)87 2061 999


Kilkenny Cycling Tours

Kilkenny Cycling Tours: Explore Kilkenny on two wheels. With a variety of tours giving you the opportunity to discover lush countryside or cycle through the city at sunset. For more info contact Jason on 086 8954961


Kilkenny Ghost Tours

Kilkenny Ghost Tours: This unique ghost tour takes you through the medieval capital of Ireland. You’ll hear tales of the paranormal and stories that have been handed down for generations. For more information, contact +353 (0)85 1706978


Kilkenny Tasting Tours

Experience a real taste of Kilkenny with Kilkenny Tasting Tours, where you’ll journey through the city’s rich heritage and meet the movers and shakers of the local food scene. These guided tours offer a unique culinary and cultural exploration of this historic city. Contact 086 2767656


Ormonde Language Tours

Ormonde Language Tours offers immersive walking tours of Kilkenny, Ireland in English, French, or German, guided by a history-loving local. Experience authentic stories, see beautiful sights, and delve into Kilkenny’s rich history. Contact John on 353 87 629 0244


Knight For Hire Tours

Step back in time with the ‘Knight for Hire’ tour in Kilkenny, where history comes alive. Feel the thrill of medieval battles and explore an ancient castle in this unforgettable journey into Ireland’s past. For more information, contact Dylan on +353 86 2600563

Kilkenny City Tours – Road Train

Kilkenny City Tours: This tour starts at Kilkenny castle and brings you on a 30-minute tour around Medieval Kilkenny City. You’ll see all the historical sites and hear a fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny. For more information, contact Ivan on +353867301500


Kilkenny Foodie Tours

Kilkenny Foodie Tours: Sample local food and drink while you uncover the stories behind Kilkenny’s vibrant food scene. For more info, contact Jason on 086 8954961


Kilkenny Road Train Tours

Kilkenny Road Train Tours offers a fun-filled, narrated journey through Kilkenny’s finest sights. Sit back and enjoy the city’s spectacular buildings and places, all from the comfort of a nostalgic road train. For more info, contact Jimmy on 087 677 8832


Kilkenny Walking Tours

Kilkenny Walking Tours offers a deep dive into the medieval history of Kilkenny, Ireland, guided by Pat’s 40 years of experience1. Discover hidden gems, hear fascinating stories, and explore the city’s rich past. For more info, contact Pat on +353872651745


Shenanigans Walking Tours

Shenanigans Walks, a fun walking tour of Kilkenny city’s Medieval streets is led by expert & entertaining guides. You’ll discover hidden gems and landmarks such as Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House & Gardens, St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round tower. 087 274 3865


Kilkenny Haunted Dark Tours

Kilkenny Haunted Dark Tours: A chilling journey through Kilkenny’s spooky past, filled with tales of witch trials and ghostly encounters. For more information and booking see the TripAdvisor Listing Here


Riverbend Adventures

Riverbend Adventures in Kilkenny offers exhilarating kayak and stand-up paddle boarding tours along the serene River Nore. Explore Kilkenny’s rich history and wildlife while gliding through the tranquil waters. For more information, contact Rodger on 086 380 9900

Reviews for Guided Tours of Kilkenny City

I hope you find the above contact details useful. I’ve been out on tours with several of the above providers and have never been disappointed. Each time I take a guided tour of the city, I learn something new or an interesting fact about Kilkenny. If you plan on taking a guided tour of this fantastic medieval city, I would  suggest having a look at the reviews on various sites such as Tripadvisor and Google Maps. This will give you an idea of what others thought of their guided tour of Kilkenny, as I may be a little bias given that I run my own tour. So don’t take my word for it. Hope this little blog has been useful. If you are passing by our boat on the river, be sure to give us a wave. Cheers. Cliff

18th February 2021


Clifford Reid

Written by Clifford Reid


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