Shenanigans' Guided Walking Tour Of Kilkenny Named Best Thing To Do In Ireland In Tripadvisor's 2021 Travellers' Choice 'Best Of The Best' Things To Do Awards
Shenanigans' Guided Walking Tour of Kilkenny has been named the best thing to do in Ireland in Tripadvisor's 2021 Travellers' Choice "Best of the Best" Things to Do Awards.
As reported by The Irish Independent, Shenanigans' Guided Walking Tour of Kilkenny was ranked number one on the top 10 list for Ireland in the awards.
The guided trip around Kilkenny's "medieval mile", which is owned by professional magician Nevin Cody, features guides who bring stories and history to life with "magic, fun…and of course some shenanigans".
The Irish Independent quotes Cody as saying, "There's obviously the history and stories in this incredible city, but we've also got comedy and magic that takes place. It's all about punctuating the stories, you're not just doing a magic trick in the street. All the stuff we do ties in with the story, and the different characters of the city…The number one thing is to build something good, keep it good, and listen to feedback people give you. We don't just stick to a rigid path. If someone is interested in a particular thing, we can decide to take a detour that way, even if it's not on our route.
"That's what I’m most proud of. I don't get high on the Tripadvisor ratings, although it helps with getting business - it's really just knowing that customers are walking away having had a really good experience."
Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
The number two slot on the top 10 list for Ireland was given to Shane's Howth Adventures' Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour, which takes participants through an assortment of habitats.
The Irish Independent quotes Shane's Howth Adventures owner Shane O'Doherty as saying, "It does showcase this beautiful peninsula at its best. It goes through all the habitats so I love sharing it with people….The story of human presence in Ireland over the past 10,000 years is also reflected in Howth.
"Because it's not all tarmacked over, what you get is the opportunity to almost feel the footsteps of the people that have been walking the same trails for 10,000 years.
"You get to walk in their footsteps, which is amazing really."
Dingle Sea Safari's Exhilarating Rib Experience
Dingle Sea Safari's Exhilarating Rib Experience was ranked number three on the top 10 list for Ireland.
The Irish Independent quotes Jimmy Flannery, who runs the safari with his wife, Bridget, as saying, "People's reaction to it has been just fantastic. It really has taken off in the last couple of years.
"We're not showing the people anything different than people had been doing before, only we're just doing it in a different way. A bit more exciting and a bit quicker."
Full Top 10
Tripadvisor's 2021 Travellers' Choice "Best of the Best" Things to Do Awards full top 10 list of the best things to do in Ireland is as follows:
- Guided Walking Tour in Kilkenny
- Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
- Exhilarating Rib experience - Dingle sea safari
- Titanic Belfast Visitor Experience and Giant's Causeway Day Trip from Dublin
- Dublin Bay Seal Kayaking Safari at Dalkey
- Game of Thrones Tour From Dublin
- Self-Guided Cycling Tour at Killarney National Park including Muckross House
- Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience Dublin
- Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
- Dublin Secret Food Tour w/ Private Tour Option
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