Delve into medieval Kilkenny’s dark past as evening sets over the city on this 1-hour ghostly walking tour. Explore Kilkenny’s ancient streets as your guide sheds light on the city’s colorful history. Hear tales and folklore handed down through the generations, such as the curse of Sir Richard Shee and Dame Alice Ketyler’s infamous witch trial in the 14th century. Take in historic sites including the imposing Kilkenny Prison, St Marys Cathedral, Rothe House and the stone tombs of Black Abbey, and perhaps bump into ghostly apparitions along the way.
Excellent value for money
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was a fun walking/history tour. The guide did not dress up as stated in the description, but we had a good time and received many interesting comments from people passing by us. It was a lot of fun.