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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour

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Dublin, Ireland

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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 Bully's Acre 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
  • Listen to accounts of strange occurrences witnessed at Kilmainham Jail
  • Free pass for the ‘Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour’ included
Local guide
Complimentary ghoulish drink at the Gravediggers Pub (alternative beverage for children)
Free pass for ‘Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour’ (taken separately)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Fox House, 37 College Green, Dublin, D02 W599, Ireland

Departure Time

7:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
As evening sets in, meet your tour guide for a journey into the gruesome side of Dublin. Travel by bus to each sinister location, where you have a chance to stroll and hear chilling tales of hauntings and misdeeds.  

See 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.

Afterward, 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 provides cringe-worthy tales of the plague house that once stood on the grounds. Return to your original departure point 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 month of your gravedigger tour, use your ticket to experience even more of Dublin’s dark underbelly—witches, gravediggers and creepy stalkers, oh my!
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Extreme Ireland
Tour departs from 37 College Green, Dublin 2
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Audoen's Church
The gravedigger ghost bus tour starts at Trinity College where your guide will transport you back some 600 years ago to when the old Augustinian Priory and of course the plague house were there. The latter of which the guide is all too familiar with… But just ignore the coughing and listen to his tales of a plague-ravaged Dublin.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Hear an account of plague victims trying to soothe their wounds in the waters of the city’s drinking supplies. Learn about the mayors schemes to try and keep the disease at bay, and discover the fates of all those poor souls who found themselves infected with the disease. Many were ostracised, but some suffered an end much, much worse.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bully's Acre
Many believed that the plague was the end of days, but the history of Dublin and its horrors continued. Join your guide as he takes you through the weird and wonderful events that have taken place in times gone by, unearthing legends and ghosts from Dublin’s past.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
John Kavanagh The Gravediggers
This tour includes a free ghoulish (alcoholic) drink at The Gravedigger's Pub in Glasnevin. Learn the history of Gravedigging at the haunted gates of Glasnevin Cemetery.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Irish Day Tours
Arrive back in the city centre at 10pm.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "it's funny and frightening and what fantastic parts both the boy's play, It really is a must to anyone visiting Dublin, THANK YOU AGAIN from the 3 thick york woman that came on the wrong night!!!!!" See review
  • "Yes, it is a bit cheesy, yes, it is a bit crazy, which is indeed what makes it so wonderful!" See review
  • "I highly recommend checking the gravedigger tour out if you're ever in Dublin." See review

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Non Existant Tour Scam
Steven_H
, Jul 2020
Booked a tour in Dublin as a surprise for my partners birthday, paid in advance and got confirmation email with tickets and pick up point. Arrived at pick up point 25 minutes early as email instructed to arrive at least 10 minutes before tour started. After waiting 15 minutes on the tour bus to arrive I tried contacting the customer service number who didnt pick up. I don't know how this company can get away with selling tickets for a tour that isn't even currently operating, absolute scam. Do not use this vendor, I certainly won't make the same mistake again!
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Terrible!
Avan
, Mar 2020
Actor coughed all over hacking and spitting during workd wide virus outbreak The foul language used was very unnecessary and in Very poor taste ! There was no real attempt at historical ghost stories Slap stick !
star-5
Fun & Engaging!
Tianna_M
, Mar 2020
So much fun & very engaging! The guides were very friendly & had lots to say. Interacted with everyone on the tour and told lots of jokes!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Tianna_M, Thank you so much for your feedback, and 5* rating for your Gravedigger Ghost tour. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your day so much with us. We look forward to seeing you on board another Irish Day Tours adventure on your next trip to Ireland : ) Kind regards,
star-5
Great fun!
Alexandra C
, Dec 2019
I have to be honest - standing outside the bus with a loud group of other riders...I had my reservations. However I need not have worried because the Gravedigger Ghost Tour was a whole lot of fun and more! The tour is very tongue in cheek but you do get some historical info along with some scares and a lot of laughs. Our guide was entertaining and kept up the pace brilliantly. I had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
Absolutely amazing
daynahkarrista
, Oct 2019
Me and my best friend we’re stuck on things to do as we regularly visit Dublin and had done everything in the past. We are so pleased we did the ghost tour as it was a wonderful, fun filled evening. Couldn’t recommend it enough.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback, and 5* rating. We really appreciate it : ) We're delighted that you enjoyed the Gravedigger Ghost tour! We do hope you take another adventure with Irish Day Tours soon. Kind regards,
star-5
great tour
Bpurple2
, Oct 2019
Very entertaining, great acting, great stories :) I recommend this tour if you like ghost stories, and want to be entertained.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Bpurple2, Thank you for your feedback, and 5* rating. We're so glad you enjoyed the Gravedigger Ghost Tour! Please do recommend it to your relatives and friends : ) Kind regards,
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Spooky
MadHatPictures
, Oct 2019
A big thanks to the actors. It was a great tour. It was a belly laugh. I will tell all my friends to do it. Everyone should do it. Peter Meade
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Peter, Thank you so much for feedback, and 5* rating. We have really excellent staff, and our actors provide fun and laughs for our guests! Delighted you enjoyed it so much : ) We are...bone to be wild.....after all. Kind regards,
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Not what you would expect
Irene D
, Oct 2019
Myself and three other adults went in this tour. Nowhere did the literature represent that it was a theatrical tour. By the end of the tour we all left before the tour hit the pub. For the price of the admission it was not worth the money or the time.
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Would have been better of we could see outside.
Angela68_10
, Aug 2019
Hoping to see a bit of the city but sadly could see nothing. We only stopped at three places. The guide gave a very spirited performance.
star-5
Great Way to Learn the Spooky Past of Dublin!
agala0226
, Aug 2019
Aiden, Andy, and Sean were all amazing on the tour. It was very interactive and entertaining! Loved the costumes and bus decor as well as the animation of the actors during the stories and the stops at actual spooky places in Dublin. The gravedigger bar at the end was a great place to have a pint and take your free shot that they give you! Highly Recommend!

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