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Winterval Christmas Festival
Winterval Christmas Festival
  17/11 to 23/12
051 511078
From November 17th to December 23rd, Ireland’s oldest city transforms into Ireland’s Christmas capital. Throughout Winterval, the Viking Triangle and the retail heart of the city come alive with Christmas markets, Santa’s Kingdom, Winterval illuminates light show, a new bigger ice rink at Winterval on Ice and so much more for young and old alike. Admission: Free & Ticketed Events www.winterval.ie
e: info@winterval.ie
Waterford City
Cork City Gaol
Cork City Gaol
  29/10 to 02/11
021-4305022
Halloween is our favourite time of year! The Autumn colours, the fancy dress, the family fun and of course all of the tasty treats you can eat! There will be story telling, face painting, balloon making & our Black Cat Treasure Hunt is back by popular demand! Come in fancy dress and experience Cork City Gaol at this spooky time of year!
Times: 10am - 4pm Admission: €5.00 Child, €8.00 Adult www.corkcitygaol.com
e: info@corkcitygaol.com
Convent Avenue, Sundays Well Cork
Happy Halloween Experience
Happy Halloween Experience
  19/10 to 31/10
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Families can look forward to a spooky but not scary half-term treat, with the return of the ‘Happy Halloween’ experience in Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork. On entering visitors meet a friendly trainee witch, who guides them on their journey to meet the good witch Hattie O'Goodspell in her magical house. Everyone leaves with small sweet treat!
Times: 12 noon to 6pm Admission: €5 per child .facebook.com
3rd floor Dunnes Stores Patrick St. Cork
Christmas at Leahys Farm
Christmas At Leahys Farm
  24/11 to 23/12
086 8560461
Come on a magical visit through Santa’s Village. Begin your journey through the mystical forest where you will find Mrs Claus baking cookies and scones in her little cottage. Step into a magical land of fairies and elves, where you will be granted a special wish from the Christmas Angel. And finally meet Santa Claus himself where you can have a little chat and receive a little present. While visiting Our Santa’s Village Experience, why not also check out our farm animals! Admission: €22 child, €14 adult www.leahysopenfarm.ie
Leahy's Open Farm, Midleton Cork
Santa's Workshop Aillwee Cave
Santa's Workshop Aillwee Cave
  24/11 to 22/12
065 7077036
Santa Claus has been taking up his annual residence at Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan especially to meet children and their families since The Millennium. He works very hard as he prepares this unique event. Along with Mrs Claus and his team of happy Elves, Santa ensures a very special personalised visit for each child.  On Thurday December 6th, Santa will attempt to slow down the pace around the workshop. This way children with sensory challenges and autism can join in the fun and festivities. We hope to create a safe and happy environment to enjoy with their friends and families. Admission: Adults €17, Children €34, Babies €7 www.aillweecave.ie
Ballyvaughan Clare
 Storytelling and Foklore
Storytelling And Foklore
  09/11 to 11/11
086 1522346
Patrons can look forward to adult and children’s workshops, a pub trail, storytelling in the barn, and The South Kerry Rosen Choir are back to entertain you by popular demand. Not forgetting our ever popular lunchtime theatre this year is "The Trump Scheme" performed by Sneem Dramsoc. www.sneemstorytellingfestival.com
e: info@sneemstorytellingfestival.com
Sneem Kerry
Celebrate Science (Family Fun)
Celebrate Science (Family Fun)
  11/11 to 18/11
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Cork Science Festival is a celebration of science events taking place this November. Experience our program of free public engagement events, open days, science tours, talks, exhibitions, shows, workshops and school events. Cork Science Festival is a main partner of Science Week Ireland, one of the largest STEM engagement events in the Irish science calendar. Admission: Free www.corksciencefestival.ie
e: corksciencefestival@gmail.com
Western Gateway Building, Western Rd, Cork
Santa at Stonehall Wildlife Park
Santa At Stonehall Wildlife Park
  01/12 to 22/12
+353 61 393 940
Come & see Santa and Rudolph & the Reindeers before their big adventure on Christmas Eve. Meet the animals and play in the fun indoor play area. Kiddies get a present from Santa & adults can enjoy tea/coffee or mulled wine and a mince pie made by Mrs Claus herself. A Magical experience not to be missed - 15 mins from Limerick city.
Times: Weekends 12-6pm, Midweek 5-6pm Admission: €20 per Child, €8 per Adult www.stonehallvisitorfarm.ie
e: info@stonehallvistorfarm.ie
Curraghchas Limerick
Spooktacular Science
Spooktacular Science
  30/10 to 02/11
061-360788
Ignite the curiosity in children and empower a future generation of young scientists who always question and always wonder
Times: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm www.shannonheritage.com
e: halll@shannonheritage.com
King John's Castle, Nicholas Street, Limerick
Youghaloween Spooktacular
Youghaloween Spooktacular
  26/10 to 28/10
 +353 87 7512208
Presented by the Youghal4All group, the annual Halloween festival proudly hosts An Bhean Uisce from the underworld, parades, a haunted town centre and much more!
Times: 7:30pm www.discoverireland.ie
e: youghalonline@gmail.com
Kenny's Lane, Youghal, Cork
Ghoulsleys Manor
Ghoulsleys Manor
  20/10 to 31/10
021-2428868
Ghoulsley’s Manor is an immersive & interactive Halloween experience for families. We invite you to experience a spooky & eerie tour of this quirky Manor. Meet the unusual occupants of the haunted Manor in this hilariously ghoulish experience. Show lasts approx. 50 mins – 1hr, it is Eerie and Spooky but not bloody or gory. Admission: €15 per ticket www.ghoulsleysmanor.com
e: bookings@ghoulsleysmanor.com
Cuskinny Court, Cobh, Cork
The Toy Soldier Factory
The Toy Soldier Factory
  31/10 to 01/11
026 40342
Halloween Spooktacular workshops Choose from a: Cackling Witch, Petrifying Pumpkin, Erie Cat, Spooky Ghost, Frankenstein Monster, Laughing Vampire, Howling Werewolf & Pirate Skull. MAKE THEM!PAINT THEM! TAKE THEM HOME IF YOU DARE!! Big kids welcome too. Moms & Dads enjoy the workshops as much, if not more than the children.. Admission: €10 www.toysoldierfactory.ie
Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom Cork
Monsters, Misfits + Mayhem
Monsters, Misfits + Mayhem
  29/10
061-360788
This jam-packed family event includes Fire-eating and Juggling shows, Konor the Clown, Halloween games, Facepainting, Train rides, Talking heads, Living statues, and Animal Magic!
Times: 12 to 5pm www.shannonheritage.com
e: halll@shannonheritage.com
Shannon Heritage, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty Clare
Cork Opera House - Aladdin
Cork Opera House - Aladdin
  29/11 to 20/01
+ 353 (0) 21 – 427 0022
The widely acclaimed creative team that brought you Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Ireland’s only 5 star panto – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs returns to bring the enchanting tale of Aladdin to life on our stage. Don’t miss this spectacular Cork Opera House production, jam packed with the magnificent scenery, costumes, live music, spectacular dance routines, comedy capers and the magical special effects you’ve come to know and love!
Times: 2pm & 7pm Admission: Tickets start at €27.50 www.corkoperahouse.ie
e: info@corkoperahouse.ie
Emmet Place, Cork City,
Free on first Wednesdays
Free On First Wednesdays
  07/11
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ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few. Visit website linke below for details of participating locations. (Note - not applicable at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre). Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
The Dragon of Shandon Festival
The Dragon Of Shandon Festival
  31/10
021 455 3747
The Dragon of Shandon returns this October 2016! The parade will take place on Halloween Night, the 31st of October, and will once again cross the river into the City Centre. The Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade is a project from Cork Community Art Link. www.dragonofshandon.com
e: info@corkcommunityartlink.com
Cork City, Cork
Boo at Leahys Open Farm
Boo At Leahys Open Farm
  20/10 to 01/11
086 8560461
Leahy’s open farm will host Boo this Halloween for you and your family to enjoy. Take a trip on the haunted hay ride through the farm. Find your way to the witch’s lair and help our little old witch make a magic spell by gathering the special ingredients. Please dress up for the experience (adults too). Visit the animals - pet the snake, rabbits, guinea pigs. After all that why not have some tasty home made treats in our coffee shop.
Times: 11am - 5pm Admission: €14 per person www.leahysopenfarm.ie
e: info@leahysopenfarm.ie
Dungourney, Midleton, Co Cork
BallymaBOO
Ballymaboo
  26/10 to 04/10
021 4652531
Those in search of a spook-tacular way to spend the upcoming mid-term break will no doubt be cackling with glee at news of Ballymaloe Grainstore’s family-friendly scare fest. Boo at Ballymaloe – an interactive Halloween experience for kids in search of a frighteningly-fun adventure – will take over the famous Ballymaloe Grainstore in Shanagarry, Co. Cork from the 26th October to the 4th November.
Times: 10am to 6pm Admission: €15 per person www.ballymaloefestivals.ie
e: jamie@ballymaloe.com
Ballymaloe Grainstore, Shanagarry, Co. Cork