Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny City, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195. It is now maintained by the Irish State and some of its rooms are open to the public.

The castle is reportedly home to as many as 41 ghostly inhabitants. The most well-known of these is the white lady who is sometimes seen roaming the staircases and corridors and walking through the castle gardens. Some visitors to the castle believe they have even caught her on camera.

An electronic visitor counter has reportedly continued to count visitors long after the castle gates have been secured for the night. That part of the castle is cited over the former dungeon where countless souls would have been incarcerated, many of whom will have died there.

Visitor Notes

Kilkenny Castle is a protected national monument so mofifications are not possible. It may not be suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues.

Ghost Advisor

If any users have shared their own paranormal experiences of Kilkenny Castle, these will be shared here. To add your own, click the green “Add Your Experience” button below.

Lady in corridor
Kilkenny Castle
Hello, I visited the castle shortly after Christmas. I was in the hall near the kitchen/tea room. I took a picture of the hall and I noticed a woman come into the corridor suddenly from upstairs.  When I took the picture I noticed the woman looked a little odd. I have added a copy for reference. I would love to get your thoughts on it. I have have shown it to friends who were also a […]

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Further Information

Venue Name
Museum  | Castle  | Castle Garden
The Parade, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny, R95 YRK1, Ireland

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Admission Policies
Opening Times Apply
Admission Fee Applies
Facilities & Services
Café / Coffee Shop / Restaurant
Guided Tours Available
Self Guided Tour
Toilets (opening hours may apply)


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