Walking Tours Kilkenny

Ormonde Language Tours specialise in Walking Tours Kilkenny.

Kilkenny is a beautiful old city located on the river Nore in the sunny south-east of Ireland. Kilkenny gets its name from Canice, a sixth century century saint. Literally translated Kilkenny means the church of Canice. Later Kilkenny became a very important Norman settlement in the 12th century. From this time until the end of the Irish civil war in 1923, Kilkenny’s history is very turbulent. Kilkenny appreciates its medieval history and so much work has been done in recent times to restore and preserve the many historic buildings in our city.

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Why a walking tour in Kilkenny?

Walk through Ireland’s most beautiful city (I’m not biased) and admire the fantastic scenery. Stroll along the river Nore and appreciate the view of the Blackstairs mountains in the distance. Visit Kilkenny’s architectural heritage dating back to the 9th century. Learn about the many important people native to Kilkenny. Your guide is a Kilkenny native who speaks French and German. If you are short on time, a walking tour with Ormonde Language Tours is the ideal way to get to know Kilkenny. 

What’s to see in Kilkenny?

Kilkenny has many fabulous sights to see. Old ecclesiastical monuments such as St. Canice’s, St. Francis and the Black Abbey. Medieval buildings such as Shee Alms house, Kytler’s Inn and Rothe House. Our most well-known building though is Kilkenny Castle, originally built in the 12th century, much of the current building comes from this period and is mixed with a 19th century remodelling. The river Nore flows through the city centre and is crossed by five bridges in the city. After you have finished your walking tour, take a stroll through the castle park. Kilkenny has a vibrant nightlife and also some of the best restaurants in Ireland and boasts having one of Ireland’s 16 Michelin star restaurants. We have plenty of superb casual eateries as well. Kilkenny has a very creative craft scene and many studios can be visited.

English, German and French tours.

Walk through Ireland’s most beautiful city (I’m not biased) and admire the fantastic scenery. Stroll along the river Nore and appreciate the view of the Blackstairs mountains in the distance. Visit Kilkenny’s architectural heritage dating back to the 9th century. Learn about the many important people native to Kilkenny. Your guide is a Kilkenny native who speaks French and German. If you are short on time, a walking tour with Ormonde Language Tours is the ideal way to get to know Kilkenny. 

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