Go behind the scenes and gain a better understanding of the time and work that goes into crystal making on this tour of the House of Waterford Crystal factory. Your guide explains the step-by-step process of crystal making, as you wander the rooms where different techniques are used along the way. Meet a few of the high-end crystal makers, and visit the retail store where you can explore one of the world’s largest displays of Waterford Crystals.
Home to the spectacular Medieval Mile, Kilkenny is sightseeing heaven. Get a fun introduction to the city on this small-group Segway adventure. Learn the basics in a secure location, then set off with your guide on a whirlwind tour. See medieval churches, abbeys, and castles, hear tales of witches, monks, and Norman history, and look at jails, gardens, and taverns, too. Choose between morning, afternoon, and evening departures.
Explore rural Ireland in style and discover a pace of life far removed from the city on this 2-hour mountain trail ride by horseback in Tipperary. Climb onto your horse and follow your guide deep into Ireland’s beautiful countryside. Discover bronze-age settlements, ancient quarries and quaint farmyards, and listen as your guide shares tales of Irish folklore and legend. Climb Black Hill for breathtaking views over the surrounding counties, and take time to capture the scenery on camera. Stop for a rest, then return to base via a different route.
Discover the beauty of rural Ireland on this 1-hour horseback ride in Tipperary. Hop onto horseback and delve deep into Ireland’s beautiful countryside with your guide. Ride along peaceful roads and discover local landmarks such as ancient ruins, busy farms and a Celtic hill fort nestled in the hillsides. Listen as your guide sheds light on ancient Irish legends, and take time to capture the scenery on camera along the way. This family-friendly tour is suitable to novice and experienced riders alike.
Step back in time and explore Irish history from the Viking to the Victorian era on this 1-hour Viking Triangle tour in Waterford. Follow your guide through this ancient Irish city and visit six national monuments including Reginald’s Tower, Greyfriars Friary, Choristers’ Hall, the Mayor’s Wine Vault and the Bishop’s Palace. Gain insight into Ireland’s colorful past and learn of the invasions, battles and victories which shaped the country we know today. Admire archaeological treasures from centuries passed and trace Ireland’s architecture through the generations.
Dublin visitors who want to experience the stunning Cliffs of Moher typically need to rent a car and drive, but that makes it tough to enjoy the sights along the way. On this private tour, you can sit back, relax, and let your driver whisk you from Dublin to the seaside cliffs. Along the way, you can arrange stops to see the sights or sample local cuisine, or just travel directly to save time—it's totally up to you.
Explore the history of Smithwick’s — Ireland’s oldest brewery — with a visit to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny. With your entrance ticket in hand, head inside the Smithwick’s Experience and join a 1-hour guided tour. Follow the history of Ireland’s oldest beer name from its medieval origins right up to the present day. Watch holograms of Franciscan monks brewing their tasty beers and gain insight into the Smithwick family name. Learn about the brewing process — from hops through fermentation to the pump — and finish your tour with a refreshing pint of Smithwick’s beer.
Follow in the wake of lighthouse-keepers through the centuries with admission to the Hook Lighthouse on southeast Ireland’s Hook Peninsula. Travel independently to the building — a beacon for Waterford Harbour for over 800 years — and the world’s oldest working lighthouse. Then, enjoy a tour of the medieval tower: climbing the well-trodden stairs, hearing about past keepers, and admiring panoramic views from the balcony. Includes entry to the visitor center with its exhibits, shops, and café.
Good food is in abundance in Ireland, but if you want to be able to make replicas of some of the best traditional dishes yourself when you get back home, then book this Irish cuisine cooking class. You’ll go into a local’s home in County Waterford, and learn to make three dishes that incorporate the health benefits of seaweed, including bread, soup, and a dessert.
Delve into medieval Kilkenny’s dark past as evening sets over the city on this 1-hour ghostly walking tour. Explore Kilkenny’s ancient streets as your guide sheds light on the city’s colorful history. Hear tales and folklore handed down through the generations, such as the curse of Sir Richard Shee and Dame Alice Ketyler’s infamous witch trial in the 14th century. Take in historic sites including the imposing Kilkenny Prison, St Marys Cathedral, Rothe House and the stone tombs of Black Abbey, and perhaps bump into ghostly apparitions along the way.
Meet your host Marie at her home for a cup of hot tea or coffee before heading out to the beach to start your seaweed foraging tour. You will drive to the Copper Coast beach in County Waterford. Explore the rocky shore, learn to identify edible seafood and discover how to sustainably forage for seaweed. Marie will explain the connections between the moons and tides so you have a real in-depth understanding of how and where on the shore you can find different types of seaweed.
Back home, you will learn to cook a creative Irish meal that incorporates the seaweed you foraged into every single dish! During your interactive seaweed cooking class you will be making three delicious dishes from scratch. You will learn to make a bread, a soup (Mulligatawny soup with kelp) and a dessert like sticky date and walnut pudding with seaweed.
Enjoy learning all about how to use seaweed in your cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare!
Learn the history of Waterford through the Middle Ages and beyond with this Medieval Museum entry ticket. Head to the center of the Waterford Viking Triangle, to the impressive Medieval Museum. During your visit, explore the 13th-century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault, and head underground where ancient vaults await. Marvel at some of Europe’s rarest medieval treasures alongside clothing dating back to King Henry VIII’s reign. Explore the site at your leisure, follow a costumed guide or simply use your audio guide — the choice is yours.
Immerse yourself in 800 years of Irish history with a tour of the Medieval Mile Museum in Kilkenny. Explore a 13th century church and graveyard with a local guide who shares stories about knights, princesses, the Black Death, and the Ten Tribes of Kilkenny. Learn about recent discoveries by archaeologists and take a stroll through a spooky graveyard.
You will be warmly welcomed by your host Richenda and Michael into their historic home and enjoy a welcome cup of coffee or tea with biscuits or scones in their gorgeous living room. Next, enter Richenda’s kitchen where you will learn to learn to cook an authentic Irish meal with Richenda’s creative touches from recipes that have been passed down through generations of her family. Your cooking demo will involve watching your host prepare 4-5 dishes from scratch. You will watch her prepare an Irish stew the traditional way, brown soda bread (her mother’s recipe) and a soup, or dessert. Your meal might also include a few dishes that Richenda may have prepared in advance. Please note that this is a demonstration, not a hands-on cooking class, and will last about two and a half hours.
Enjoy learning about Richenda's secret tips and techniques involved in Irish cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal together over delightful conversation!
Get away from the hustle and bustle, and immerse yourself in nature, with a visit to County Waterford’s Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens. Named in honor of the Irish journalist Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who spent many years in Japan, the gardens trace the story of his life: from its classic Victorian Garden up to the traditional Japanese Gardens. Secure your admission in advance, and choose between a self-guided or guided tour.
Explore Ireland’s sporting heritage and discover the ancient sport of hurling on this 2-hour tour in Kilkenny. Visit Nowlan Park — home stadium of the ferocious Kilkenny Cats hurling team — with a guide and gain insight into the sport’s history. During your tour, explore the stadium and visit the Legends Hurling Museum, where the sport’s story comes to life. Learn of the players who made their name in hurling, hear of the 3,000 year-old ancient Celtic Games then hit the pitch and see a side of Irish culture many visitors miss.
In Freshford, we give visitors the opportunity to experience hurling at Kavanagh's Pub, a classic Irish style pub in the center of the village.
Here we give visitors a presentation information them of the history and rules of Hurling. Once visitors are up-to-date on the basics of Hurling and what it means to the community, we bring them out onto the green area to try the sport for themselves. Our coaches teach visitors the ground-stroke, hand-pass, solo-run, and hand strike. Visitors will realise that this sport isn't as easy as some of the top players make it look.
Visit Waterford’s Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace, and discover two top attractions with ease on this combined admission ticket. Follow a guide through Waterford’s Medieval Museum — home to many beautiful pre-Reformation treasures. Explore the 13th-century Choristers’ Hall and 15th-century wine vaults, and gain insight into life here those centuries ago. Visit the Bishop's Palace, the town’s grand 18th-century Georgian residence. Admire treasures including beautiful silverware and elegant glassware, and explore Waterford’s history from 1700 to the 1970s.
Choose your own itinerary on this private, customized tour of the Southeast from Waterford. You and your private group will enjoy personalized attention and plenty of chances to ask questions as you travel via air-conditioned transportation.
Explore neolithic ritual sites and burial chambers older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids on this full-day, small group tour of Ireland’s ancient county Meath. Wander through Bru na Boinne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the lush green Boyne Valley, and visit historic ruins including Slane Castle and the partially-restored Trim Castle, immortalized by its use in the film Braveheart.
The history of hurling in Ireland dates back centuries and many consider this fast-paced field sport Ireland’s national game. Learn the basics on this fun short guided tour of the O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club in Kilkenny City. Head into the dressing room to hear the sport began, then get out on the field and practice essential skills.
Get acquainted with Kilkenny’s rich medieval history on this audio tour around the city’s Medieval Mile Museum. If you’re new to Kilkenny, the Museum is the perfect way to get your bearings and learn about the city: the Museum is full of exhibits detailing the history of the city’s buildings and streets, from the smallest laneway to Kilkenny Castle itself. The Museum is also a landmark in its own way, built inside an impeccably-preserved 13th century church.
Shenanigans walking tour of Kilkenny's Medieval Mile is unique in the way we bring the stories & history to life. Using our skills as magicians & entertainers we create an engaging atmosphere with magic, fun, history and of course some Shenanigans. We want our guests to have an exciting, entertaining and an energised discovery of our city, our history & the people.
This walking tour is for all ages, check us out and learn, laugh and enjoy 90minutes of fun on Shenanigans Walks of Kilkenny. Shenanigans is a young business with a difference so we say that we are not just a guided tour but we are a MIS-Guided tour.
We are also available for private tours so get in touch if a date does not suit.
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Welcome to our famous Waterford Walls Art festival guided art trails.
Art Trails are held every Saturday. Tours last approximately 2 hours. Advanced booking is required.
Our experienced guides take you on a two-hours walking tour of Ireland’s oldest (and most colourful!) street art city, showing you the festival artists at work. Our tours give you a unique view of the city, taking you off the beaten track to experience the real Waterford and what it has to offer.
Festival tours cost for tours is: €13 per adult and €8 for OAP's and under 16's.