Ormonde Language Tours
Ormonde Language Tours
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English, French and German walking tours of Kilkenny. Hi, I'm John and I love everything that is Kilkenny. I was born and raised here and I can't wait to show you around. If you choose me as your guide, you can be safe in knowledge that I am a qualified national tour guide. Languages are my other passion, and I hold a degree in language studies. If you are a speaker of French or German check out when tours are available in your language.
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Why book with Ormonde Language Tours
  • Tour Guide
  • I hold a qualification in National Tour Guiding, and I am a member of the Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland. I am the holder of a degree in Language Studies.
  • French • German • English
  • Professional tour guide
Tours and Tickets by Ormonde Language Tours
Walking Tours
2 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Mary M
Dublin1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
This is an excellent walking tour of Kilkenny city lasting around two hours. John is a wonderful guide , he has an amazing historical knowledge which he imparts in a fun and interesting way. There were 8 on the tour. Six Irish and two young Australian girls. We all enjoyed it thoroughly.
Written November 16, 2022
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jerseryeire
Hi, Thanks so much for the positive review, and for chosing me to show your group around. Hopefully we'll see you in the marble city again. Kind regards John
Written November 17, 2022
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SEAN O
Kilkenny17 contributions
Mar 2020
Did a 2 hour walking tour with John around Kilkenny city.Despite being a resident of this city I found John's tour to be enlightening and very informative and gave me a greater appreciation of the city.John has loads of anecdotes and titbits that make the tour interesting.John is totally customer-focused and his priority is that the visitor has an enjoyable experience in Kilkenny. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written March 10, 2020
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jerseryeire
It was a pleasure to show you around. See you soon.
Written September 9, 2020
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Visitor
1 contribution
Aug 2020
It was a wonderful experience walking around Kilkenny with John as a guide. Kilkenny is really quiet right now so it is the ideal time to do a walking tour. It is also small and compact so it's possible to see almost the whole of Kilkenny in a couple of hours. John is intimately familiar with Kilkenny and its history and clearly enjoys sharing his knowledge.
Written August 31, 2020
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Hi, thanks so much for the review, it was a pleasure to show you around Kilkenny. Regards John
Written September 2, 2020
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Lee
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Had such a ball on the tour, 2hrs was great and learnt so much. Got to go around and see so many sites- they have such beautiful n colourful buildings. John is very passionate about Kilkenny and you can tell he loves doing what he does which makes it really enjoyable. Would highly recommend 😊
Written August 30, 2020
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Thank you so much for the great review, I had a ball bringing both of you around. Kind regards John
Written September 2, 2020
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Douglas M
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Our guide, John Britton, was exceptionally knowledgeable and answered many impromptu questions about historical context. Beautiful natural scenery especially at River Nore. High Crosses and round tower at St. Canice. Beautiful stained-glass windows at the black abbey. Well thought out course looped back to beginning with sights all along the way. Must be seen in person to fully appreciate!
Written June 12, 2022
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jerseryeire
Thank you so much for the great review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the loop on both sides of the river. Kind regards John
Written November 16, 2022
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Brian G
Dublin, Ireland91 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
He was excellent, I normally don't do local tours, but my wife convinced me, from the start we had great fun talking back and forth about Irish history.
Written September 6, 2020
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Desmond T
Eidsvoll Municipality, Norway2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
I found this tour to be extremely enjoyable, I got a real sense of the vibrant living history of kilkenny City from a tour guide that clearly has a love for his hometown and also its influence in the world now and throughout the centuries. While having a bit of Craic along the way.
Written July 16, 2020
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jerseryeire
Thank you for the fantastic review, it was a pleasure to show you around.
Written September 9, 2020
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Brett V
Seattle, WA95 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed the informative walk around Kilkenny. There was enough historical information to satisfy my interest, while also enough fun facts and current information to satisfy my husband. There is a good bit of walking (about 4km) so be prepared for that. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Written September 13, 2022
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jerseryeire
Hi, Thank you so much for the kind words. Little did you know that your house is named after a house designed by a Kilkennyman. Regards John
Written November 17, 2022
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Evelyn P
Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
A group of us joined Johns historical walking tour of Kilkenny last Thursday 2nd June 22.
It was excellent all round. John made it interesting, informative & humorous & we learned so much about its history in the two hours with were with him. Many thanks & best of luck to you John.
Written June 5, 2022
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jerseryeire
Thanks, it was a pleasure to show you around. Kind regards John
Written November 16, 2022
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oregonjess
Eugene, OR120 contributions
We had a wonderful time with John. He is knowledgeable, humorous and provides a great overview of the past and present of Kilkenny. I would highly recommend taking John’s tour on your very first day.
Written April 30, 2022
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jerseryeire
Just do it ;) Thank you so much for the great review.
Written May 1, 2022
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