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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. 

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

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Charles A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!

bules99

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

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

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing!

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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

Maria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sally S

4 star rating: Recommended September 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.

Dawn

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

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.

Antony B

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

Our guide, Paddy, was full of Irish charm.

Roberta C

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

Our guide was knowledgeable about Kilkenny as well as Ireland as a whole and gave us quite a historical tour. Our group was about 20 teenagers and adults and the pace was brisk. We turned heads in our hats and capes walking down dark streets under a full moon! I expected we might go in graveyards or hear scary stories or get a scare or two ourselves, but it really was a history lesson. Our guide was humorous at times.

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