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Knight for Hire gives you a chance to tour Kilkenny City, with a jovial medieval knight as your guide. Especially suited to families, the tour involves a little bit of walking, a little bit of history, and a whole lot of fun for all ages.

Knight for Hire offers a walking tour of Kilkenny City from the point of view of a medieval knight in his armour. The tour visits lesser known locations around the city on a relatively short comfortable walk.

Starting from the hurling statue in Canal Square, in the shadow of Kilkenny Castle, your guide helps you visualise what life would have been like in medieval times. The light hearted, yet factual descriptions are less focused on specifics and more a general overview of life in medieval times. Your guide is even well practiced in the art of medieval armoured combat.

Go back in time with a Knight for Hire.

Why we like it
  • A different sort of tour where a medieval knight in his armour delivers humorous stories and quirky historical facts.
  • The tour is geared for all ages and involves an easy walk, with a focus on fun.
Family friendly
Dog friendly
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Contact details
8 St Francis Terrace, Lyons, Kilkenny, R95 VX5W St Francis Terrace, Lyons, Kilkenny, R95 VX5W, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend up to 1 hour here.

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