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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

  • Discover Ireland's haunted past on a Dublin ghost tour by bus
  • Visit the chilling Bully's Acre cemetery and learn how watchmen witnessed gravediggers in action
  • Admire the Dublin Castle, where some of Ireland's most historic events have taken place
Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
Delve into the darker recesses of Dublin’s haunted history on this evening gravedigger ghost tour. With your (slightly spooky) local guide, learn about the devastating human effect of the medieval plague, visit eerie local sites such as Dublin castle and Kilmainham Jail, and hear how opportunist gravediggers made a killing (so to speak) on body snatching. Cap it off with a ‘ghoulish brew’ at Gravediggers Pub.
What to Expect
As evening sets in, meet your tour guide at College Green for a journey into the gruesome side of Dublin. From here, travel by bus to each sinister location, where you will have a chance to stroll and hearing chilling tales of hauntings and misdeeds.  

View Dublin Castle and Christ Church as you head to the first stop – St Audoen’s Church, one of the city’s most haunted locations. Learn about the site’s grisly past including its bordering district known as ‘Hell,’ 'The Black Dog' jail with its mysterious phantom pig and the burning of Darkey Kelly, an accused witch and serial killer whose infamous ghost still wanders the area. 

Your next stop is Kilmainham Jail (Kilmainham Gaol), a menacing stone building that has seen scores of death from battle and execution since its construction in the 1790s. Hear tales about Kilmainham’s resident ghosts before heading to Bully’s Acres, a millennia-old graveyard that was once a ripe picking zone for local grave robbers. Hear tales of body snatching that stretch back to the cemetery's opening.

Afterwards, you may feel like a drink. Accompany your guide to the Gravediggers Pub, passing by Croppies Acre and St Michan’s Church along the way. At the pub, partake in a complimentary ‘ghoulish brew’ with your group. 

Your return trip passes by Black Church, also known as St Mary’s Chapel of Ease, and the ruins of the original Augustinian Priory Chapter House .  Your guide will provide cringe-worthy tales of the plague house that once stood on the grounds. You’ll return to College Green once night has completely descended on the city.

Added bonus! Your tour ticket includes a free 'Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour' pass. Any time within one monthly of your gravedigger tour, use your ticket to experience even more of Dublin’s dark underbelly – witches, gravediggers and creepy stalkers, oh my!
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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gravedigger tour

Found it really entertaining, and got to participate at one of the sites as a "cast" member. The stories were great and the bus was really cool, the sites were interesting as well

Thank rm22018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great, the actors too! Overall it was a great way to spend the evening even though I was quite disappointed that we didn’t enter any of the buildings concerned. I recommend!

Thank Marion J
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Ghost Tour

Was hoping for more eerie history. We got a short story at each stop, but we didn't get to go in Kilmainham or the cemetery. The acting was bad, but funny at times. There are better ways to spend a night out in Dublin.

1  Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
Misleading - You don’t see anything

We were all excited to see the Kilmainham jail and Glasnevin Cemetery, but we stop outside the actors told a 3 minute story and we boarded the bus again. Not much on facts and nothing to see. Very disappointed!!! Book the Kilmainham Gaol directly or...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Don't forget your sense of humour!

It wasn't what I expected as it turns out I had been reading reviews for a different tour thinking it was this! The tour is a bit pricey for 25 euro, but it comes with a walking tour for a different date (haunted history). The...More

Thank Erin V
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