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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
From $28.77
Overview
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.
What to Expect
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!
Reviews (223)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2018
Great way to wrap up our trip!!

Took the tour our last night in Dublin and had a great time. Funny, interesting and you may just learn a little of Dublin history while you are at it. More than just a bus ride to scary places but don't want to give away...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James G
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic!!!

Awesome time! Entertaining, funny plus you learn some dark history of Dublin! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Dublin!

Thank Rach0113
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile
Fun way to spend a couple of hours!

The actors and atmosphere on the bus was phenomenal, the effects were amazing and the skits are alike to the dungeons. The lady’s acting skills were unbelievable, as was the blokes! the pub at the end was a lovely touch too. People often complain that...More

Thank vegetablecrisps
Reviewed October 14, 2018
Highly entertaining and fun tour of the darker sides of Dublin,

We took the tour the scond night we were in Dublin. The tour was full of fun loving people who all seemed to enjoy the highly animated performer who served as our guide. The tour stops were all great fun and the guide kept us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile
Fun night out!

We had a fun night out on the Gravedigger tour. We only had a limited of time in Dublin, so we enjoyed the history and entertainment we got with this tour. Aiden, our ghost guide, was terrific. Recommend.

Thank ColleenTWA
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