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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

Delve into the darker recesses of Dublin’s haunted history on this evening gravedigger ghost tour. With your (slightly spooky) local guide, learn about the devastating human effect of the medieval plague, visit eerie local sites such as Dublin castle and Kilmainham Jail, and hear how opportunist gravediggers made a killing (so to speak) on body snatching. Cap it off with a ‘ghoulish brew’ at Gravediggers Pub.


  • Discover Ireland's haunted past on a Dublin ghost tour by bus
  • Visit the chilling Bully's Acre cemetery and learn how watchmen witnessed gravediggers in action
  • Admire the Dublin Castle, where some of Ireland's most historic events have taken place
  • Stop at St Audoen's, Dublin's oldest-running parish church
  • Visit the original Gravediggers Pub and enjoy a free 'ghoulish brew'
  • Listen to accounts of strange occurrences witnessed at Kilmainham Jail
  • Free pass for the ‘Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour’ included

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

As evening sets in, meet your tour guide at College Green for a journey into the gruesome side of Dublin. From here, travel by bus to each sinister location, where you will have a chance to stroll and hearing chilling tales of hauntings and misdeeds.  

View Dublin Castle and Christ Church as you head to the first stop – St Audoen’s Church, one of the city’s most haunted locations. Learn about the site’s grisly past including its bordering district known as ‘Hell,’ 'The Black Dog' jail with its mysterious phantom pig and the burning of Darkey Kelly, an accused witch and serial killer whose infamous ghost still wanders the area. 

Your next stop is Kilmainham Jail (Kilmainham Gaol), a menacing stone building that has seen scores of death from battle and execution since its construction in the 1790s. Hear tales about Kilmainham’s resident ghosts before heading to Bully’s Acres, a millennia-old graveyard that was once a ripe picking zone for local grave robbers. Hear tales of body snatching that stretch back to the cemetery's opening.

Afterwards, you may feel like a drink. Accompany your guide to the Gravediggers Pub, passing by Croppies Acre and St Michan’s Church along the way. At the pub, partake in a complimentary ‘ghoulish brew’ with your group. 

Your return trip passes by Black Church, also known as St Mary’s Chapel of Ease, and the ruins of the original Augustinian Priory Chapter House .  Your guide will provide cringe-worthy tales of the plague house that once stood on the grounds. You’ll return to College Green once night has completely descended on the city.

Added bonus! Your tour ticket includes a free 'Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour' pass. Any time within one monthly of your gravedigger tour, use your ticket to experience even more of Dublin’s dark underbelly – witches, gravediggers and creepy stalkers, oh my! 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was fun, educational, scary, and a total blast! The guides were on point! By far a great deal on cost and enjoyed every minute of it!! I would definitely say this is a must do for friends going to Dublin!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had an awesome time on this tour. More story telling than tour, but a lot of fun all the same!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Gravedigger Ghost Tour was one of the highlights of our short vacation in Dublin! Our two tour guides dresses up as ghosts did an amazing job telling us about Dublin's past and showing us some of the scariest locations in the city including Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin Cemetery. Especially Aidan was really funny and would definitely have deserved an Oscar for his performance : We had a great time on this tour! Thanks guys!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Oh, this was so much fun! Our plague victim tour guide was very knowledgeable, especially for a dead person. We had already done the official Kilmainham Gaol tour, and everything Plague-y and her partner in crime told us confirmed that they knew their facts. We also visited a cemetery and the Gravediggers pub. I will warn that the pub dates from 1833 and my husband said the men's room had not been updated since.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best tour ever! We couldn't stop laughing. The guides delivered the history in such a humorous way, the information stuck with us. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

awesome fun...good stories...highly recommend taking this tour..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The young lady leading the tour was smart and funny and it didn't hurt that even as a ghoul, she was quite good looking!
We laughed and smiled the entire time.
Quite silly and quite fun. An evening well spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic night, loads of screams and laughs. Highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lots of fun! The young man who was our tour host is very funny and engaging. The last stop at the pub located at the cemetery was a great addition to the tour. Having just seen a documentary on the plane to Dublin, I was fascinated to have the opportunity to visit the place. Overall, highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best local tour I've been on while in Dublin. It'll leave you shaking in your boots!

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