My tour is for all ages and I blend comedy, history, magic and irreverent Irish humour, as we travel along the Medieval Mile Kilkenny. We chat and laugh as we walk to each landmark and I will bring you around the medieval back lanes and corridors as I tell you the history and stories of Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, The Butter Slip, Graces Castle and Alice Kytelers’ House (Kilkenny’s famous witch) and I use some of my magician skills to bring these stories to life. We will explore all of Kilkenny’s hidden gems and I tell you about turns of phrase that come from medieval times still used today. I will tell you what life was like growing up in such a beautiful city and conjure up images of life in medieval times. One person will become a knight for a while and you will get to see and touch some arrow heads and I introduce to the Shenanigans roar as you become part of the tribe.
I am owner of Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk. Born in Kilkenny and my family goes back generations, I love of history, fun, stories & magic. I have worked in both the financial and retail sectors for over 30 years and I am also a magician and entertainer. I have brought all my skills, knowledge and experience together to create a fun, exciting customer focused variety tour of Ireland's Medieval Mile in Kilkenny. I am also a business trainer and mentor supporting people starting into business. Everything I do is centred around people creating positive impact & great memories.
Commencing at the incredible Kilkenny Castle we visit Shee's Alms house, Tholsel, Butter Slip, Kyteler House, Graces Castle, Rothe House, Black Abbey and St. Canice's Cathedral & Smithwick's as we travel through the Medieval Mile. All buildings from the 6th, 12th and 16th century with a rich history of stories.
You don't need to bring anything with you, we suggest you dress for the weather and have cameras at the ready.
Come dressed for the outdoor walk, evenings can also get a little cooler. Its a ninety minute walk so maybe a bottle of water and of course a camera.
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