Amanda Pitcairn

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All history is of interest to me but my speciality is the Early to High Medieval period in England and Ireland, currently most specifically Kilkenny City. I particularly enjoy engaging with people and communicating the knowledge I have to the culturally curious tourists who usually engage my services.

I have a degree in History and an MPhil in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin, and am passionate about history and communicating history to the public. I love to make history interesting, relevant and above all fun without compromising on the facts. History is chock full of fantastic stories rendering it unnecessary to make it up. I started my own business, Touch The Past Ireland in early 2016 and have been conducting history walking tours since 2015. My tours centre on the city of Kilkenny and cover the Early to High Middle Ages and the Renaissance Merchants, houses and inns of Kilkenny. Also Holycross Abbey, Kells Priory, Clonmacnoise, Jerpoint Abbey, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, Borris Village and Borris House,Ferns, New Ross and Waterford. I am listed in the Rick Steves Guide Book and have many excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

My Tour Types
  • Walking Tours
My Tour Themes
  • Christian Heritage
  • Sight Seeing
  • History & Heritage
  • English


  • Ireland’s Ancient East


  • Kilkenny
  • Waterford


  • Carlow
  • Dublin
  • Kilkenny
  • Offaly
  • Tipperary
  • Waterford
  • Wexford

Exceptional Historic Walking Tour with Amanda
Amanda’s Walking Tour is the way to hear the story of Kilkenny. Throughout the tour Amanda pointed out various points of interest, sharing numerous stories with engaging wit. Go with Amanda!