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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

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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.
  • 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
  • No need for a map or GPS—follow your guide to get to know the city
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lanigans Bar & Hostel, 29 Rose Inn St, Collegepark, Kilkenny, Ireland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kilkenny Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Black Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - St Marys Cathedral
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aideen H wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
This more than exceeded expectations. Joe was a brilliant guide, with impressive knowledge of the interesting history and folklore of medieval Kilkenny. I learned so much about the old buildings as well as the local ghosts and spirits, the most interesting being Ireland's famous
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Date of experience: November 2019
Paige M wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Had a fantastic time on this tour! Joe was so entertaining and knows a lot about Kilkenny and its history. Went with an open mind as to how it would go and ended up really enjoying it
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Date of experience: October 2019
Ryan M wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
My fiancée and I bought tickets for a tour Sunday October 27th at 8pm. We arrived outside Lanigan’s Bar at 7:50pm and waited for 25 minutes without seeing any tour guides or other tour participants. Sent them an email back at our hotel and still waiting for a reply. Their
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Date of experience: October 2019
Ariane A wrote a review Oct 2019
9 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed the explanations provided by Joe. You should expect a serious historical tour, not a gimmicky “spooky” style type of entertainment . I think for many children the explanations could be tedious and over their heads but for adults who like to hear about the
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Date of experience: October 2019
NevadaSilk wrote a review Oct 2019
31 contributions12 helpful votes
Had a great time. Our guide Joseph was very knowledgeable of the town and provided a lot of interesting facts. Really enjoyed seeing the places at night....gave a nice spooky feeling.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Key Details
  • Kilkenny Castle, Black Abbey, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
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