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Kilkenny Ghost Tours

Kilkenny, Ireland
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About Kilkenny Ghost Tours
This one of a kind ghost tour takes you trough the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay.
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Baltimorebergie wrote a review May 2022
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Please be advised that this is not a ghost tour. It was a very limited historical walking tour that addressed 5 city sites. Stories were a bit unfocused and the only “macabre” aspect was to emphasize that petronella was burned at the stake for witchcraft in Alice K’s place. Additionally, the guide was 15 minutes late to the pub to pick up the group.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Amanda W wrote a review Apr 2022
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If you're especially looking for a *ghost* tour, maybe don't do this one, but if you're interested in the history of Kilkenny with some possible ghost sightings thrown in, it's a worthwhile excursion. We only had a night in Kilkenny and made our reservations fairly late in the afternoon so it did feel like a bit of a last minute thing for them as we were the only two on the tour. It was cold and a little rainy, but our tour guide, Joe, made sure we stood in sheltered areas as much as possible. We appreciated his recommendations for what else to do in town and learned quite a bit about Kilkenny's history! My main recommendation is to eat before the tour as I swear every kitchen in Kilkenny closes at 9:00 pm and we were finished around 9:15.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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JaneL wrote a review Apr 2022
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom4 contributions
Without doubt this was the worst ghost tour we've ever been on. This was very disappointing as the reviews for the tour with a guide called Sharon sound amazing. Our tour was taken by a guide called Joe or Joseph and he barely mentioned ghosts. When he did mention ghosts he would follow up with statements such as 'or so they say', which led me to believe he wasn't interested in the tour. He tended to go of course/ramble a bit and told us about what he had done the previous week or where he'd been earlier that day. The tour was very similar to a historical walk/guided tour around the town but I would also add that some of the facts were not 100% accurate. We'd been on tours earlier that week and had bought a local guide book so were aware that Alice Kyleter had four husband's not just the one that was inferred by Joe. Unfortunately there were only 2 of us on the tour so we couldn't abandon the tour without appearing rude.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Siamchang wrote a review Nov 2021
Toulon, France120 contributions7 helpful votes
A real tourist trap. We had reservations for dinner and the ghost tour. 63 euros for two people. We arrive at the pub at the indicated time, which is 7 p.m. No one seems to know and all the staff are passing the buck. It is finally decided to settle in a corner, without any kindness, and to push us to the consumption while waiting for the hypothetical Ghost tour. Still not seeing anything coming, I call again to the staff, who seem embarrassed and communicate, whispering with a preoccupied air. In the end, the tour won't start until 8 p.m., I'm told. They will try to make us eat before. Badly seated, at a table surrounded by screaming and heckling drinkers, we were served a very mediocre meal, including industrial-quality fish and chips. No starter offered, no drink offered. Eventually Joe, our guide arrived ... A man of a certain age who seemed embarrassed and whom we quickly understood had been rushed to replace the real guide. I specify that we are only two visitors. Joe is dressed in the most classic way possible. No makeup or costume as advertised. He's nice, Joe. He tries to furnish as best he can for an hour. He knows a little about the history of his town, of witches and ghosts, but has a hard time making it all scary. He advises us on restaurants, pubs ... And we don't see half of what is advertised on the website. He ended up suddenly taking his leave in front of the entrance to the castle. If it's not a scam, it looks a lot like it. Disappointment is the order of the day.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Dave M wrote a review Nov 2021
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I meant to write this review sooner.. Sharon was brilliant, extremely enjoyable and informative tour, we were the only two on the tour that night and had a great time, Sharon really loves what she does and is extremely knowledgeable, answered all our questions, can’t recommend enough. If your in Kilkenny for a night or two make sure you do this!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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