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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

  • Learn about Kilkenny’s history by way of its ghost stories
  • Family-friendly atmosphere on this spooky walking tour 
  • Visit popular landmarks including Kilkenny Prison
Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour
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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour
From US$16.20
Learn about Kilkenny’s spooky past with this evening walking tour. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your guide along Kilkenny’s historic streets to see sites including the Kilkenny Prison, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Rothe House, and the stone tombs of the Black Abbey. This haunted tour has a family-friendly atmosphere.
What to Expect
Meet your guide upstairs in Lanigan’s Bar and Restaurant and don a witch hat and cape. Each tour is led by one of these characters: The Witch, Dr. Death, Highwayman, Priest Hunter, Monk, or Banshee.
Walk the spooky streets of historic Kilkenny with your guide and learn about the curse of Sir Richard Shee along St. Mary’s Lane and visit haunted landmarks including St. Mary’s Church and graveyard.
The walk continues at Kilkenny Prison, the Rothe House, and Black Abbey with its spooky stone tombs. At Kilkenny Castle, you may feel the spiritual presence of local characters including James Freney, the Irish Robin hood, or Dr. Death.
The final stop is John’s Bridge, which collapsed into the River Nore in 1763.
The tour ends back at the starting point.
Reviews (129)
1 - 5 of 115 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2019
Great evening

Tour guide Carl was great. Really interesting walk. great local information and spooky tales !! Great night. Small groups are best

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Weekender00001
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Fast paced and educational

The walking tour was led by a very funny, and informative guide, but I missed her name because we arrived a few minutes late (having gone to Langton's pub and not Lanigan'). She managed to fit quite a bit of history in the tour and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisad_1961
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Not what I expected

You might just call this "the witch hunt in Kilkenny". Not ghosty or spooky and you have to wear smelly capes. Just not what I expected after going on many other ghost tours in other cities. Still fun for an hour out in the dark.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TrailBlazer82603
Reviewed 23 September 2018
Great fun

This was a walk through the town with "joe". Our group was fun,all of us from somewhere different. He told us the history of Kilkenny in a interesting way. We enjoyed meeting the others and seeing the sights.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KayB1630
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Informative and fun!

It took some convincing to get my husband to go on this tour with me, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it! Very informative and entertaining at the same time. Definitely worth an hour to get a lay of the land and some history.

Thank MrsRy85
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