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Dublin: The Gravedigger Ghost Bus 2-Hour Tour

1. Dublin: The Gravedigger Ghost Bus 2-Hour Tour

Climb aboard an atmospheric bus that has been specially built and kitted out by one of Ireland's leading set design companies. Join professional actors who will not just serve as your ghoulish guides, but double as creepy, charming characters from Dublin's hellish past! Learn how the plague ravaged the city from a ghost from the past who is all too familiar with the disease. Hear of gruesome, agonizing tortures, and meet many characters with tales of terror to tell. Laugh and scream your way around the city, and - if you're lucky - leave with your soul intact! Visit the Gravedigger's Pub, known for serving the best pint of Guinness in Ireland.

Northside Ghost Walking Tour in Dublin

2. Northside Ghost Walking Tour in Dublin

With its vast and turbulent history, it is not surprising that Dublin is one of the most haunted cities in the world. Beware! Those of a nervous disposition may be left feeling just a little bit spooked! You will discover the site of Saint Mary’s Abbey; one of the most powerful Irish monastic settlements in medieval times, and now just a small ruin down an alleyway, passed by thousands of oblivious commuters every day. If you are feeling brave enough, we will take a walk down Hendrick Street, once the site of two of the most haunted houses in Dublin. Between number 7 and 8 Hendrick Street lived no fewer than 6 different ghosts. You might want to steel your nerves before venturing with us to Croppie’s Acre. This long-abandoned site was used as a football pitch in the 20th century, but underneath is a mass grave – the final resting place of hundreds of rebels executed in the 1798 rebellion. You will also hear tell of the mummies of Saint Michan’s Church, surely the most macabre tourist attraction in Ireland, and a major inspiration to the young Bram Stoker, native of Clontarf and author of Dracula. Whether you’re a native Dubliner or a visitor from far a field, come with us and discover what lies beneath.

The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

3. The Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Step inside the world’s first and original Ghostbus and be transported into a world of ghostly happenings, comedy horror, and terrifying histories. The Ghostbus will drive you into your nightmares, taking in some of Dublin’s most haunting sights along the way. Visit the Hellfire Clubroom and haunted museum downstairs, and play a hand of cards with the devil himself. Next take your seat upstairs in the Victorian Theatre with its blood red velvet curtains and begin a thrilling ride tracing Dublin’s creepiest mysteries. More grizzly dealings are unleashed at the harrowing St. Kevin’s Graveyard before hearing the story of the ghost of Darky Kelly, the madame of Dublin’s notorious Maiden Tower who is said to wander there restlessly to this day. You will be led through this ordeal by a sinister guide and driver, two men in tune with the afterlife, who will do their best to put you at your unease.

Dublin's Haunted History Walking Tour

4. Dublin's Haunted History Walking Tour

Looking for a spookily thrilling adventure? You've come to the right place! On this 2-hour walking tour of Dublin, you will see that while most of Dublin’s grisly past has been left behind, not every character has decided to pass over into the next world. The Emerald Isle is known as being one of the most haunted countries on the planet, with many of the world's most famous supernatural characters and stories finding their roots in the city's collective lore. Each wave of human culture from the Celts to the Protestant ascendancy has left a mark on the city's haunted history, and it is this diversity which makes Dublin’s other-worldly folklore so fascinating. Today, you'll be led through the eerie, cobblestoned streets as we hear tales from the underbelly of this city. These include the burning of 18th century madam Darkey "The Witch" Kelly, the tragic tale of The Green Lady of St. Audoen’s, and how Dublin's "Hell" got its name. As you walk, you will learn of the period in which The Dolocher stalked our streets and you will hear tales of the mysterious 18th century Hellfire Club and its dark origins. Your expert tour guides–associated with PSI Ireland (Paranormal Study and Investigation)–have all the capital's most haunting stories to share!

Dublin Gravedigger 2-Hour Ghost Bus Tour

5. Dublin Gravedigger 2-Hour Ghost Bus Tour

Travel back in time with an expert tour guide who will show you the ghoulish delights of Dublin, and provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the city’s spooky sites. The 2-hour Gravedigger Ghost Bus tour starts at Trinity College, former site of the old Augustinian Priory and plague house. You will be taken to the gate at the back of St. Audeons Catholic Church, better described as “the Hell” and known for hauntings by restless lepers. Continue to Kilmainham Jail, which was involved in some of the most tragic events in Irish History. Stop at Bully’s Acre and explore a graveyard that dates back 1,000 years and is said to contain hundreds of thousands of corpses, among them victims of famous body snatchers. En route you will pass Croppies Acre and St. Michans Church, before arriving at Prospect Square and The Gravediggers Pub, where you will get to enjoy your free Ghoulish Brew – if you dare!

Dublin Walking Tour: The Dark Side

6. Dublin Walking Tour: The Dark Side

Move through church graveyards and down narrow back alleys to discover a side of Dublin that you won't find on postcards. Hear gruesome stories of brothels run by serial killers, cannibals with a taste for young children, and the notorious Hellfire Club, said to be made up of Devil worshippers. Journey through the folklore of Ireland and get introduced to fairies, banshees, and leprechauns. Hear how Halloween originated from the Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain when, according to legend, beings from the spiritual world could cross dimensions more easily. Admire the stunning architecture of ancient buildings such as Dublin Castle, said to be haunted with the souls of beheaded invaders. Learn about the young boy who is said to stroll around the Olympia Theatre.

Dublin: Haunted City Exploration Game

7. Dublin: Haunted City Exploration Game

Follow clues and solve puzzles to discover the most haunted places around Dublin. Using an interactive city exploration app on your phone, follow a step-by-step guide to the cursed buildings of Dublin whilst listening to stories about these horrific locations. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination and wander around the city streets visiting some of the most iconic landmarks including St. Ann’s Church, City Hall, Olypmia Theater, and more. As you explore, discover the hidden legends and haunted tales of Dublin, and listen to spine-tingling stories from start to finish. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Dublin from a different perspective, and have an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll find locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game into your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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What people are saying about Dublin

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 520 reviews

Fun and full of history facts you've never heard! Our main lead, 'Grim', and cohort whose real name is Lea, along with driver Pete provided an excellent evening of fun! However... there was no HEAT! Everyone was cold, including them. Loved the tricks up their sleeves! Beware... there are strobe lights, but just let them know when you get on board and they will happily turn them off if they negatively affect you.

Very interesting as a Dublin native to learn the more obscure stories from the city . Oh and our guide was really funny shout out to John Spillane

the actors are amazing and incredibly funny, the stories are well told and the bus is very cool, thank you guys for the trip

We had a great trip on the Ghostbus and got to know Dublin from a slightly different but no less interesting angle.

The guide was exceptional, incredible, I really recommend it. Edgar, you are the best!!!