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Halloween Calendar

Our Event Calendar provides information on halloween and mid-term events happening around the country suitable for families and kids.



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Connaught




Halloween fest at Slieve Aughty
It’s a spooky time at Slieve Aughty during the Halloween Festival, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats, scary stories, costumes and face painting, horses and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts and the Howl-o-Ween Charity Ride. A family event, enjoy the fresh air of autumn with a walk to the haunted house, and for the little one’s go on a witch’s walk (a short walk to Slieve Aughty’s enchanted wood) and fill out your own Halloween nature journal.
Start: 26/10 End: 03/11 www.riding-centre.com
e: info@riding-centre.com
Phone: 090 9745246
Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Halloween Fest at Westport House
Halloween Fest at Westport House
Have a howl of a Halloween in 2013 at Westport House’s annual Halloween Fest. You and your little monsters will have a hauntingly good time as you experience the thrills ‘n’ chills of the Pirate Adventure Park – you will board the eerie Westport House Express train ride, get into high ‘spirits’ on the swinging ship and the pedal Go Karts and take the plunge to death on the log flume water ride. We love dressing up at Westport House so don’t let us be the only ones looking scarily good - make full use of your Hallowe’en costume and come down dressed to impress!
Start: 26/10 End: 03/11 Times: 1 - 5pm www.westporthouse.ie
e: info@westporthouse.ie
Phone: 09827766
Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park Mayo
Galway goes Boo!
Galway will get gruesome at this time of year with the return of the Galway Aboo Halloween Festival, (October 26th – 28th), in the city’s atmospheric Latin Quarter. The medieval streets will host one of the country’s biggest Halloween Festivals with enough free, fun events to raise the dead. High spirits guaranteed!
Start: 26/10 End: 28/10 www.thelatinquarter.ie
Galway

Samhain Abhainn
The whole family can join forces and take part in Ballina’s Fancy dress car treasure hunt. Adults can also look forward to the scary woods walk and Scary Woods Survivor Bash party in local bars, history trail of Leigue cemetery, movie horror night in Ballina Arts centre and many fringe events taking place in Ballina town over the long bank holiday weekend. A festival for all with arts, crafts, music and entertainment, Ballina is the only pace to be this Halloween, and its only getting bigger and better every year!
Start: 27/10 End: 31/10 www.facebook.com/SamhainAbhainnBallina
Ballina Mayo
Macnas Parade 2013
Macnas Parade 2013
Every year for the last 26 years, the streets of Galway have been brought to life by the energy, wildness and fun of our annual Macnas parade. This year Macnas take to the streets over Halloween Bank Holiday Weekend starting from Fisheries Field in Galway at 4.45 p.m. on Sunday 27th October 2013. Not to be missed.
Start: 27/10 End: 27/10 Times: Starts 4.45 p.m. Admission: Free for all the family www.macnas.com
e: admin@macnas.com
Streets of Galway
Kidz Museum: Trick or Treat , Make a Beat!
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
An exciting interactive music workshop creating haunting words and raucous rhythms with French Hornist Mary Curran including percussion and chime bar playing for the very young. Booking required. 11am-12pm Junior Activity. Children under 6yrs accompanied by an adult. / 12.30-1.30pm Workshop. Adults & children 7yrs +
Start: 29/10 Admission: FREE www.museum.ie
Phone: 094 9031751
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Mayo
Kidz Museum: Family Hallowe'en Activities - Drop-in Workshop
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Make your house 'spooktacular' with your own homemade ghoolish decorations with Aoife Ooooow' Tooooole. No booking required, first come, first served.
Start: 30/10 Times: 2 - 4pm Admission: FREE www.museum.ie
Phone: 094 9031751
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Mayo

Dublin County



Wooly Ward’s Farm
Wooly Ward’s Farm
Experience Halloween at Wooly Ward’s Farm. Activities include “Alice in Woolyland” Animal Show, cut out your own Pumpkin, design a cupcake, visit the reptiles and owls in the House of Horrors, Thomas the Tank Engine, Pony rides and much much more!
Start: 26/10 End: 31/10 Times: 2 - 4:30pm Admission: €12 child, €6 adult and €40 family www.woolywardsfarm.com
e: info@woolywardsfarm.com
Phone: 087 3676787
Whitestown, Oldtown Dublin
Get the fright of your life this Halloween @
The National Wax Museum PlusThe National Wax Museum Plus
From Sat 26th of October to Sun 3rd of November the Chambers of Horror will be brought to life with real live characters telling stories of Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster while the count lies sleeping in his coffin and the monster come alive before your very eyes. The Children’s world of enchantment is will be Wax Museum Halloween Party HQ. There will be Halloween dress up and photo opportunities face painting and all your favourite traditional Halloween party games. We will also have some special guests giving all you trick or treaters a little bit of wizard and witch training in preparation for Halloween Nights festivities.
Start: 26/10 End: 03/11 www.waxmuseumplus.ie
e: info@waxmuseumplus.ie
Phone: 01 6718373
Foster Place, Temple Bar, Dublin
Halloween Party
Ghosts, ghouls, and monsters...oh my! Come by The Little Gym in your fancy dress costumes to celebrate the nighttime of fun, games, tricks & treats. Parents, drop off those little monsters (ha)& pick up at 9pm. Boo!
Start: 26/10 End: 26/10 Times: 6pm - 9pm Admission: €20/Members; €25/Non-member www.thelittlegym.ie
e: liffeyvalley@thelittlegym.ie
Phone: 016300380
The Little Gym Dublin
Boo at the Zoo
The Zoo
There are creepy critters and crazy creatures at Dublin Zoo any time of year but at Halloween things get even more exciting with Spooktacular Boo, (October 27th and 31st), or the Halloween Camp, (October 30th  - 31st). Get ready to make horrible handicrafts – even your own witch’s broomstick! - and hear spooky tales from the keeper at the special Halloween camp. Get yourself a ghoulish face painting, dust down your scariest costume and bust some monster mash moves at the Monster Disco.
Start: 27/10 End: 31/10 www.dublinzoo.ie
Phoenix Park Dublin
Energy Halloween Party
Energy Halloween Party
CALLING ALL PRINCESSES, PIRATES, GHOSTS AND GOBLINS! Join us this Halloween Eve 30th Oct. for our 3rd annual MONSTER HALLOWEEN PARTY! A hauntingly good night of fun & games, fancy dress,and lots more! We have great prizes on the night for best dressed boy and girl, and every child gets a party bag to bring trick or treating in the spooktacular centre. Expect frightful fun for all the family :)
Start: 30/10 End: 30/10 Times: 6pm-8pm www.energyfuncentre.com
e: info@energyfuncentre.com
Phone: 01 4019033
Energy Fun Centre, Rathcoole Dublin
Monster Halloween Party
Monster Halloween Party
CALLING ALL WITCHES, WIZARDS, GHOSTS AND GOBLINS!!! Join us this Halloween Eve Weds 30th Oct. 6pm-8pm for our 3rd annual MONSTER HALLOWEEN PARTY… A hauntingly good night of fun & games, fancy dress, activities, and lots more! We will have great prizes on the night for best dressed boy and girl, and every child will get a party bag to bring trick or treating in the spooktacular centre. Expect frightful fun for all the family!
Start: 30/10 End: 30/10 Times: 6pm-8pm Admission: €12 for children, €2 for adult www.energyfuncentre.com
e: info@energyfuncentre.com
Phone: 01 4019033
Block M Grants Road Dublin
Jackula
Axis
Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula’s younger brother is driving Jackula batty! Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his older brother’s shadow and become the world’s most magical vampire. This is a fun magic and juggling show for the whole family. After the show Jackula invites kids aged 4 – 12 to perform a trick and receive a treat!
Start: 30/10 Times: 12pm Admission: €6 axis-ballymun.ie
Phone: 01 883 2123
axis, Main Street, Ballymun Dublin
Halloween Extravaganza (Ages 7+)
National Gallery of Ireland
Book your place for the National Gallery’s Creepy Comic Jam on Thursday 31 October at 12pm, when Alan Nolan, author, comic illustrator and creator of ‘The Big Break Detectives’, will chat with David Maybury, author and editor. There will be drawing demonstrations followed by book signings. Open to children ages 7+. Admission is free, but booking is advised email education@ngi.ie
Start: 31/10 Times: 12pm www.nationalgallery.ie
e: education@ngi.ie
Phone: 01-6615133
Merrion Square Dublin
Halloween at the Ark
Halloween At The Ark
Create your own silly and scary Halloween lyrics and then come up with melodies and rhythms to turn them into a spooky-style pop song. Live recordings of the songs created in this fun music-making workshop will be made for you to share with (and scare!) family and friends. Check out ark.ie/live (recordings will be available the next day). No musical experience is necessary to take part.
Start: 31/10 Times: 11am (ages 5-7) & 1.30pm (ages 8-12) Admission: €11/€8* www.ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
Phone: 01 670 7788
11a Eustace Street Dublin

Leinster (outside Dublin)



Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
County Meath, uniquely where it all began, is bringing you Ireland's biggest and most electrifying Halloween Festival – The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2013! From Haunted Hills to Eerie Graveyards; Tour of Shadows to Friendly Witches & Spooks and Spells; Thriller Nights to Terrifying Terror Houses – The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2013 will delight & fright equally
Start: 18/10 End: 02/11 www.spiritsofmeath.ie
e: info@meathtourism.ie
Phone: 01 8240197
Halloween at Causey Farm
Halloween at Causey Farm
A two-hour show of hilarious, spine-tingling, ingenious, scary and informative happenings in eight venues around Causey Farm.Ride a broomstick, Learn a spell at Witch School, Walk the dark path to the Valley of the Undead! Run the Gauntlet through the Tunnel of Terror, Hear how the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain started here in Co. Meath and Visit the Haunted House of Clonbrehan Suitable for families with children aged 5-12. €13 per person
Start: 25/10 End: 31/10 www.causey.ie
e: info@causey.ie
Phone: 046 9434135
Fordstown, Navan Meath
Pumpkin Train and Halloween celebrations at Rathwood
Experience Halloween as never before at Rathwood. The Halloween Train will take children on a magical journey where they'll meet some spooky characters and friendly creatures. Children will also get to see our Enchanted Tree where fairies have set up their playground, its miniature door and windows allowing access only to the ‘little people’.Kids are encouraged to dress up, as we have a prize for the best fancy dress on each journey!
Start: 26/10 End: 31/10 Admission: €10 for children / €4 for adults www.rathwood.com
e: info@rathwood.com
Phone: 059-9156285
Rathwood, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Lullymore Halloween Happenings
Lullymore Halloween Happenings
Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park hosts its now infamous Halloween Happenings Festival for seven spooky days starting Saturday 26th October 2013. Lots of ghastly ghouls and terrifying treats in store at Lullymore including Haunted Holograms, Spooky Train Trips, Terror Treasure Hunts and freaky fun in the devilish den of play—the Funky Forest. Prepare for the Fright of your Life. Come in fancy dress (optional) - Prizes for best Fancy Dress costumes in the Indoor Centre every day! NO TIME LIMIT. Open daily 10am – 6pm (Halloween Prizes start @ 2 pm) Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co Kildare. Normal family admissions apply – no extra cost for Halloween activities.
Start: 26/10 End: 01/11 Times: 10am-6pm Daily Admission: Normal Rates Apply - €28.00 (2 www.lullymoreheritagepark.com
e: ray@lullymoreheritagepark.com
Phone: 045 870238
Lullymore, Rathangan Kildare
Halloween Events at Leixlip Library
Kildare Libraries
Halloween Crafts with Sheila Wednesday 30th October 2.30 – 4pm Ages 6 - 8yrs. Places are limited and advance booking required.
Tell Your Own Story, Drama Workshop with Susan Tully Thursday 31st October 10 – 11am Ages 9 - 12yrs. Using props, costumes and drama style games, Sarah takes the children through the art of storytelling. Places are limited and advance booking required.
Arts & Crafts Workshop with Amelia Peart Thursday 31st October 2.30– 3.30pm Ages 7 - 12yrs. Places are limited and advance booking required.
Start: 30/10 End: 31/10 www.kildare.ie/library
e: leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie
Phone: 01 6060050
Leixlip Library Kildare

Munster



Little Horrors Halloween
Little Horrors Halloween
Lifetime Lab comes alive with spooky science and seanachaí on 30th & 31st Oct. We will have science workshops with Bubbling pumpkins, Skeleton Relay, Bleeding hand prints, and you will make oozing coloured slime that defies gravity. Also some Halloween Howlers: make some ear piercing spooky noise.We will have spooky seanachai andour mad scientist will conduct safe, but cool, halloween themed experiements. Peppa Pig, Mickey & Minnie Mouse & Hello Kitty will be popping by to say Boo too. Facepainting & disco dome. Book online
Start: 21/10 End: 31/10 Times: 12-4pm Admission: €10 per child, adults free www.lifetimelab.ie
Phone: 021 4941500
Lifetime Lab (the old gas waterworks), Lee Road, Cork
Youghaloween Spooktacular
A unique Halloween festival set in the hauntingly beautiful medieval town of Youghal, this festival blends the old Celtic Pagan ways of celebrating Halloween with the new. The town of Youghal is steeped in legends and stories of Banshees, Witches, “Woman of the Water”, Ghosts, Knights Templers and much more. For the Halloween Festival all these stories have been brought back to “Life”. Are you brave enough to visit!
Start: 25/10 End: 27/10 youghal4all.com
e: youghalcc@gmail.com
Youghal Cork

Kenmare Halloween Howl
Come to Kenmare's Halloween Howl for the real sprit of Halloween. Be entertained, startled by the unexpected, alarmed by ghostly things that go bump in the night as headless riders thunder throughout the town. Experience the Haunted Forest and House, spooky bus, storytelling, fancy dress discos, scary movies or sign up for Halloween activities and camps on land and sea. Take part in the Halloween Howl parade and traditional games on Halloween Night. Ghoulish fun for everyone, it's going to be a scream.
Start: 26/10 End: 31/10 www.kenmare.ie
e: info@kenmare.ie
Phone: 064 66 42615
Kenmare Kerry

Ulster




Virginia Pumpkin Festival
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival is an annual event held in the town of Virginia, County Cavan. A fun packed programme of events is planned for all the family to enjoy as the festival welcomes the thousands of visitors for this six day Family Friendly Festival. Events include:~ Haunted Forest Walk / Childrens Fancy Dress Party / Treasure Hunt / Soap Box Derby / Lawnmower Race .... and many, many more!
Start: 25/10 End: 28/10 www.pumpkinfestival.ie
e: info@pumpkinfestival.ie
Phone: 086 8097300
Virginia Cavan
Go Batty in Monaghan!
Make for Monaghan town for the Halloween Bats Festival, (October 31st), with live music, fancy dress, street festivals and story-telling. The organisers have put out a call for zombies, demons and monsters to march on the town, so don’t miss the chance to lurch through town as part in Monaghan’s Zombie Walk, with prizes for the best kids’ costumes!
Start: 31/10 www.monaghantourism.com
Monaghan Town