County Kilkenny - Paranormal Database Records


Lady with Crutches

Location: Kilkenny - Area around St John's Parochial Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1969
Further Comments: Moving around on crutches, the ghost of a tall lean woman with flowing hair and long coat has been reported around the hall.


Sleeping Sentry

Location: Kilkenny - Foulksrath Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 November (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A guard at the castle once fell asleep while on duty, and was thrown from the battlements as punishment. Once a year, his footsteps are heard as he walks around to make amends for his inappropriate actions. A ghostly woman can also been heard as she moves around on a staircase, and is accompanied by the smell of wild flowers.


Lady in White

Location: Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female form is said to occasionally appear on a staircase and in the garden. A legend says this ghost (or perhaps others) ensure that no guest will have a restful night within the castle.


Not Dame Alice Kyteler

Location: Kilkenny - Kyteler's Inn public house, Kieran Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Alice Kyteler was accused of witchcraft after the death of her fourth husband in 1325. As the mob approached Kyteler's home, she fled. The angry crowd grabbed Kyteler's maid and executed her instead, possibly unaware of their mistake. The maid is now thought to haunt the site.


Dame Alice Kyteler

Location: Kilkenny - St Canice’s Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dame Alice Kyteler was tried for witchcraft in the fourteenth century. Her ghost was said to appear on the stairs located under the western window.


Wolf Men

Location: Kingdom of Ossory - Ossory was a sub-kingdom, most of which was in County Kilkenny
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: Sometime before 1100
Further Comments: It was said that men from this kingdom could transform into wolves whenever they pleased. However, while in wolf form their human bodies would be left at home. If moved, the person would be trapped as a wolf for the rest of their life.

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