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Halloween Events around Dublin in 2017

Halloween at Dublinia
Halloween At Dublinia
  28/10 to 03/11
Meet the chancers from the Medieval city who have the gruesome job of hauling the poor victims of the Black Death to a mass grave outside the city walls. Listen as they tell you the stories of their presumed immunity from the plague, from wearing herbs, to being so holy and wholesome of character. However, they seem to be dealing with a terrible cough and also checking the pockets of the dead for loose change so some might think differently!  As they head to the graveyard at the church of St. Michael’s with some of the victims, are they being watched, and by who??
Times: 12pm to 4pm Admission: Normal admission rates to Dublinia apply.
St. Michael's Hill, Christchurch Dublin 8
Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Spooktacular
  28/10 to 30/10
01 8436534  
In conjunction with Corvenieos Entertainment, Newbridge House and Farm presents Halloween Spooktacular 2017. The Addams Family welcome you to their Halloween holiday home! Come and join us for an exciting tour through the house guided by members of the Addams Family. Including live creepy crawlies for you to get up close and personal with. Admission: Child (€13), Adult (€16) website
Donabate Dublin
Mid Term at The Ark
Mid Term At The Ark
  28/10 to 05/11
01 6707788
This midterm, be part of a myriad of musical adventures at The Ark – some with a distinctly Halloween-y theme! Get your Halloween costumes on for our free outdoor Dracula’s Disco. Be part of a special, once off spooky singing choir. Create your own original pop songs. Become a music producer. See Fidget Feet take flight
11a Eustace Street, Templebar Dublin
Bram Stoker Festival
Bram Stoker Festival
  27/10 to 30/10
+353 1 881 9613
Children and families are invited to delve into the darkness and summon the supernatural this October Bank Holiday as Bram Stoker Festival, hosts a series of family friendly spooktacular events in venues across the city. Highlights include Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park, and Sleep No More, a city-centre parade from world-renowned pioneers of imagination and invention Macnas.
Various locations, Dublin
Samhain  At Marlay Park
Samhain At Marlay Park
01 204 7090
Visit Marlay Park to discover the spooktacular Haunted Forest. These Haunted Woods are not for the faint hearted, with spooky characters, scary noises, the eerie fog and strange sights to behold! Wristbands can be collected at the dlr Co Co Markets in Marlay Park on Saturday October 21st and Saturday October 28th from 8am each day.
Times: 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm Admission: Wristband only, available free in advance
Marlay Park, Rathfarnham Dublin
Spectacular Boo at Dublin Zoo
Spectacular Boo At Dublin Zoo
 (01) 4748932
Creepy arts and crafts, spine-chilling keeper talks, spooky face painting. Join us for monster music on the Great Lawn as well as many other festive activities.
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Dublin Zoo, Pheonix Park, Dublin 8
01 883 2123
Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his older brother's shadow and become the world’s most magical vampire. Laugh as Jackula makes his pet ghost dance. Gasp as Jackula balances five glasses of water on his face.  Smile as children help him perform fun magic tricks. 
Times: 12pm Admission: €7
Axis, Main Street, Ballymun Dublin
Halloween - Miss Eileene Dance
Halloween - Miss Eileene Dance
Fancy Dress Dance Party for Girls.Dance to the songs of Halloween,great dancing fun with Miss Eileene at The Phibsboro Gym.Age appropriate... Ages 3-5 12noon Ages 6-12 1pm Admission: 8 Euros e:
Phibsboro Gym,Phibsborough Shopping Centre Dublin
Samhain Tours at Croke Park
Samhain Tours At Croke Park
  28/10 to 01/11
01 8192300
Croke Park’s GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain in a new specially-created family event – Samhain Tours & Tales – this Halloween. Families are invited to take part in a unique experience which includes a stadium treasure hunt and a performance from one of Ireland’s leading ‘seanchaithe’ or storytellers - Eddie Lenihan. Advance booking
GAA Museum Crok Park Dublin
Glasnevin Cemetry Museum
Glasnevin Cemetry Museum
  28/10 to 05/11
(0)1 882 6550
This Mid-Term, bring the whole family to hear fascinating tales of torpedoed ships, assassinated parrots and grave robbing galore. Designed especially for children, this brand new family friendly tour will showcase some of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum's most entertaining stories from the RMS Leinster to poisonous Yew trees.
Times: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin