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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

  • Learn about Kilkenny’s spooky history
  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Visit popular landmarks including Kilkenny Prison
Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour
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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

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. Each tour is led by one of these characters: The Witch, Dr. Death, Highwayman, Priest Hunter, the Monk, or the Banshee.

This tour explores the spooky streets of historic Kilkenny. 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 the 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.

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1 - 5 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thought it would be too "touristy"... we were wrong! SO much fun!

We're typically more "off the beaten path" travelers... we didn't see the Blarney Stone, or go to Temple Bar... so when I heard someone recommend the Ghost Tour in Kilkenny, I admittedly rolled my eyes. But - we were in Kilkenny for two nights, and...More

2  Thank Chelsea T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting History, Disappointing Tour

This tour was a good introduction to the history of Kilkenny. While our guide was friendly, he wasn't a particularly engaging storyteller and didn't really create a ghost tour vibe. Given that it's a relatively short tour, the price is not a great value and...More

1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile
Little disappointed

The tour was more of a history tour then a ghost tour. While our guide was sweet and very knowledgeable about the history of Kilkenny, there were only small mentions of 3 ghosts said to be in the city. Was hoping to hear more folklore...More

4  Thank spm208
Reviewed 15 May 2018
I've had better....

What we could understand of the tour was interesting; Kilkenny is a lovely town. Unfortunately, our guide spoke fast and his delivery wasn't very good so I'm sure we missed some things. This was more of a historical walking tour as there were only 1...More

2  Thank Sherri W
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Historical tour with a ghostly twist

It is mostly an historical tour of Kilkenny with a few scary stories in the midst. Quite entertaining night activity to do if you are stopping by in the area as I was, it was definitely a nice break from the "standard" touristic options.

2  Thank Bruno O
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