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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.

Reviews (127)
1 - 5 of 113 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
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.

Thank TrailBlazer82603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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.

Thank KayB1630
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lots of fairy tales

What can you expect? A walking tour with lots of interesting and thrilling fairy tales about Kilkenny. I really did enjoy it!

Thank GoPlaces795295
Reviewed July 24, 2018
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

3  Thank Chelsea T
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