Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Lanigans Bar & Hostel, 29 Rose Inn St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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. Kilkennys ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies.Since Kilkenny is the home of the first ever witch trial and witch burning it is vital that visitors fit in with the surroundings and therefore each visitor will wear a witches hat and cape to ensure their safe passage through the narrow cobbled lanes and will also carry lanterns to protect their save passage through the medieval city.

Highlights

Excellent value for money

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Family friendly

Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

The ghost tour is 1-hour long starting upstairs in Lanigans Bar and Restaurant at 8pm. Each tour will be guide by one of the characters (The Witch, Dr Death, Highwayman, Priest Hunter, the Monk or the Banshee).

The tour takes you through the haunted streets of the oldest medieval city in Ireland. Starting with the curse of Sir Richard Shee along St. Marys Lane to St. Marys Church and graveyard. You will experience the first ever witch trial of the notorious Dame Alice Ketyler along with her accomplices, Petronilla and Basilia and her imp, or evil spirit, called Robin Artisson, to whom, in order to make the infernal thing obedient to all their commands, they sacrificed nine red cocks in the middle of the highway, and offered up the eyes of nine peacocks.
If thats not enough to spook even the bravest souls the tour takes us from the ghostly Kilkenny prison via Rothe house to the mysteries Black Abbey with its open stone tombs and up Black mill street St Marys Cathedral.

As you make your way up chapel lane your will experience the ghostly presence of the highwayman, James Freney, the Irish Robin hood, the monk and the Dr. Death. Arriving at Kilkenny castle visitors like those before them may encounter the white lady or even hear the screams of the Banshee herself.

Arriving at the famous Johns Bridge visitors may see some of the ghostly shapes of the 16 people who fell into the river Nore when the bridge collapsed in 1763.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local taxes

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Kilkenny Castle

Entry/Admission - Black Abbey

Entry/Admission - St Marys Cathedral

Exclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Nov-2017

    Very interesting tour for history buffs. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and he did an excellent job without a script in front of him. It's fun to hear some of the local stories. However, the tour is a long walk, which is fine for me, but part of our group was a senior, and the walk has quite a bit of backtracking, up and down hill, and it probably was around a mile and a half total. Basically, expect to have to walk a lot, and you should have a good time.

  • 17-Oct-2017

    This was a lot of fun, and it was lovely to tour the charming town of Kilkenny at night. Alice was very welcoming and informative. I did find, however, that it was very crowded and hard to maneuver with so many people. I would recommend sticking to a smaller number of people. We also had the misfortune of taking the tour with a lot of very young people who were loud, disruptive, and disrespectful of the surroundings. That is no one's fault, but it did kind of spoil the experience a bit.

  • 04-Sep-2017

    This was a great way to tour the city and learn about some of the history.

  • 18-Jul-2017

    Our tour guide was knowledgeable, but we were expecting a tour with a guide in character. The listing said: Each tour will be guide by one of the characters The Witch, Dr Death, Highwayman, Priest Hunter, the Monk or the Banshee. Our guide was definitely not in character and the tour was a lecture type presentation.
    The tour lasted 2 hours instead of the advertised 1 and lost our attention at times because of the guide's pacing.

  • 24-Dec-2016

    This Ghost Tour was amazing!! Very interesting and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of Kilkenny's history!! I highly recommend this tour!!! Gotta do it!!!

  • 28-Sep-2016

    This tour was great! Learning the history of Kilkenny with a spooky twist.

  • 28-Sep-2016

    The tour was great, and the guide was amazing. So much information and such a fun personality. Highly recommend this to anybody in Kilkenny!

  • 25-Sep-2016

    We had a great time and learned a lot about Kilkenny!!! Our Guide, and forgive me, I forget his name, but he is the one whose hand vibrates when he feels the presence of ghosts was very sweet and enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the tour, but to be fair, I love ghosts and spirits, having grown up with one in my own household. I also love History and learning about the places I visit. For those who are just curious or looking for a spooky experience, it was not at all scary and was a bit long... I might suggest that the information and stories could be a little less drawn out more compacted perhaps... I noticed several folks lost interest and were literally fidgeting, yawning and glazing over my friend included. The walk took longer than expected and the capes and hats - while a fun idea - smelled badly like mold or body odor, so that was distracting. Other than that, it was a Super history lesson and a wonderful nighttime sight seeing tour of Kilkenny! The Certificates and Quiz are a nice touch and make a great memento of the evening. Over all I really enjoyed it.

  • 29-Aug-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 29-Aug-2016

    Loved this. Never knew any of the history of my home place. The costumes were fun too. My parent absolutely loved it . Very interesting and fun just make sure to wear comfy shoes

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