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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey
St Marys Cathedral
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Overview

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.

Highlights
  • Learn about Kilkenny’s spooky history
  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Visit popular landmarks including Kilkenny Prison
  • Avoid the hassle of navigating
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Reviewed 4 days 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!

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Reviewed 24 July 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

2  Thank Chelsea T
Reviewed 23 July 2018
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

2  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 18 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
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