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Here at the Deadquarters, we’re pretty excited about Halloween and we’re far from alone in our anticipation! All over Ireland, communities are celebrating the spookiest time of the year with festivals, tours, movie nights and lots more. Here are just some of the events taking place across the country over the Halloween season:
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Dublin Ghost Bus Tour

If you’ve never experienced the Ghostbus Tour in Dublin, trust us, you’re missing out! Climb aboard Ireland’s most terrifying mode of transport and immerse yourself in a world of terrifying tales, horrible histories and all the gruesome gory secrets of our capital city.  You’ll be driven back in time to the creepy chronicles of Dracula, the magical

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Kenmare Halloween Howl

Going to Kerry for the spooky season? Running from October 25th to November 2nd, the Kenmare Halloween Howl is a week long community festival that has something for everyone. You can meet Bessie the witch, visit the haunted house and even experience Nightmare on Kenmare Street! Guests are invited to take part in the famous Halloween parade

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Lullymore Heritage Park

For a family-friendly Halloween, check out Lullymore Heritage Park in Co. Kildare from October 26th to November 1st. A weeklong event of ‘Halloween Happenings’ mixes terror and fun for a spine-tingling and joy-filled experience. Expect lots of ghastly ghouls and terrifying treats including Haunted Holograms, Terror Train Trips, Terror Treasure Hunts and freaky fun in

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Derry Halloween

When it comes to celebrating Halloween, nowhere does it quite like Co. Derry. Taking place from October 26th to November 1st and featuring over 125 events, Europe’s largest Halloween street carnival and costume party is the place to be for frightful family fun! See derryhalloween.com for lots more information on events and tickets.

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The Bram Stoker Festival

If you’re in the capital for Halloween, don’t miss The Bram Stoker Festival which returns this October Bank Holiday weekend. Food and literature lovers are in for a real treat with the Bite of Dublin Walking Food Tour. It’s a unique opportunity to explore Dublin’s food scene with specially created dishes inspired by Bram Stoker while enjoying

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Púca Festival

If you fancy doing something a bit different this Halloween, don’t miss Púca, a brand new festival created by Failte Ireland. Described as ‘spectacular, fun and other-worldly’, this event plans to celebrate Ireland’s rich traditions and culture that have rightfully led it to be known as the original birthplace of Halloween. The walls of stunning

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The Exorcist

For a truly terrifying experience, why not go see a spine-tingling live production of The Exorcist, taking place in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre from the 29th of October to the 2nd of November. Widely considered the scariest movie of all time, William Friedkin’s masterpiece saw audiences petrified to the point of passing out and went on to become

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Lismore Castle

If horror films are your thing, then the movie event at Lismore Castle is perfect for you! Taking place on October 30th, guests are invited to watch the 2015 supernatural horror film, The Witch, in the atmospheric Pugin Hall.   With popcorn, beer, and lots of other refreshments available on the night, this event is a must for

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Greenan Maze

Greenan Maze in Co. Wicklow hosts the brilliant Haunted Maze Halloween event every year. This successful fun-day is frequently a sell-out and tours for all the family are available. Who knew getting lost in the Wilds of Wicklow could be so much fun?  See www.greenanmaze.com/ for more information!

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Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

For dazzling fireworks and plenty of weird and wonderful activities and events, don’t miss the Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks display! Visitors will experience street theatre and walkabouts, wicked arts and crafts workshops, fairground rides as well as a range of hot food, drinks, sweets and Halloween tasty treats. See visitbelfast.com for more details.

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The Nightmare Realm

The Nightmare Realm, one of the most iconic Halloween scare attractions in the country, will run from October 4th to November 1st at the RDS in Dublin. This extreme walk-through horror experience is not for the faint-hearted, promising to blur the lines between fear, laughter and despair. Prepare to be terrified…. See www.nightmarerealm.ie for more details.

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The Macnas Halloween Parade

Something spooktacular is taking place in Galway’s Latin Quarter this Halloween Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday of the October bank holiday weekend, the city’s medieval streets will host the country’s biggest Halloween Festival with many fun and free events planned. The highlight of the festival is expected to be the fiendishly creative Macnas Halloween Parade that will

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Creepy Tours at the GAA Museum in Croke Park

If you thought Croke Park was just about sport, you’re in for a surprise. The GAA Museum in the legendary stadium is marking Halloween with a fun family event – Creepy Creator Tours. Families will be greeted by the GAA Museum’s Irish hare mascot, Cluasóg, before taking part in our child-friendly stadium tour where they’ll

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Wicklow’s Historic Gaol

For something as riveting as it is scary, a Night Tour of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol should be at the top of your list. One of Ireland’s top tourist attractions, this adult-only museum experience offers the perfect setting for brave visitors who want to mingle with ghosts in one of Ireland’s most haunted buildings. You’ll also

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Wicked Woods on the Waterford Greenway

For something off the beaten track, head to Waterford this Halloween. Taking place on October 29th, Wicked Woods is an event, suitable for adults and children, where Carriganore Wood on Waterford’s Greenway will be transformed into a spooky wonderland!  Award winning spectacle company Spraoi has put together an incredible Samhain-inspired experience complete with light, sound, effects,

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Yoga Walk

For a Halloween event with a big difference, why not try a Yoga Walk taking place in Cork’s Galtycastle Wood on November 1st? A celebration of mindfulness and enjoying nature’s wonder under the stars, you can also enjoy a Halloween picnic and a meditation session “when the veil between this world and the next is thin”. Spooky,

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Fota House and Gardens

For a bit of ghoulish fun this Halloween, you should go for a ramble in the Victorian Wicked Garden at Fota House and Gardens, Co. Cork. The 19th Century stately home hosts an annual Creepy Crawl in the grounds and if you survive the trail, head back to the house to collect a treat in front of

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Halloween Train at Wells House, Co. Wexford

Create a fun and memorable Halloween experience with the brand new child-friendly Spooktacular Ghost Train Ride Adventure at Wells House, Co. Wexford! Take a ride through the enchanted grounds and watch out for the spooky interactive characters who might just climb aboard and give you a fright! There’s also a scavenger hunt, face painting, a

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