Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is an atmospheric jail experience which gives visitors the opportunity to see what life was like for Irish prisoners in the 18th century. Throughout it’s long history the inmates were subject to torture, starvation and death! This offers the perfect setting for the museum’s scary night tours. Visitors can brave mingling with ghosts in one of Ireland’s most haunted buildings.
This perfect Halloween experience offers the chance for families to partake in creepy arts and crafts, spine-chilling keeper talks, spooky face painting, as well music themed for the occasion. All this and even more can be done at Dublin Zoo at Halloween, so no family member will leave disappointed, or without a major sense of satisfaction in a day well spent. It all happens on Wednesday 31st October.
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival is an annual weekend-long event that takes place at the end of October. Recent activities include a pumpkin maze, holiday parade and Irelands Largest Fancy Dress Party. It is a fun-filled event for all to enjoy, plus a firework display and pumpkin carving competition being a regular spectacular feature.
The GAA Museum in Croke Park marks the ancient Irish festival of Samhain with specially themed tours and tales. Samhain usually marked the end of the harvest season in Celtic tradition. Don't miss 'Samhain Magic at the Museum'. Follow a pumpkin trail stadium tour before a magic show by magician Brian Daly.
Halloween is the favourite time for all horror fans. The Museum is gearing up to be the scariest ever! Bring the little ones to the free temporary tattoo parlour in waxworld. Take a magical photo with Harry Potter, and get sorted into your own hogwarts school. For the older ones, check out the Chamber of Horrors there may be creatures lurking in the Chamber, so only the bravest visitors will survive.
Join the fun with this four-day Halloween party. Events include Music, sculptures, performances and much more to keep you in the celebratory mood. Then you can follow the Derry Halloween Carnival Parade as it makes its way through the city centre. And finally, catch a glimpse of the fireworks over the river Foyle in the Spooktacular Fireworks Display at the finale of Europe’s largest Halloween street carnival and costume party!
Anticipation is building for Halloween and the ghoulish goings on at the historic Westport House in Co. Mayo. The annual Halloween Festival, running from 27th to 31st October, is the perfect place to go for fiendish family fun. The 18th century historic house will be transformed into a (not too) scary haunted house and the attractions and activities on offer are guaranteed to cast a spell over your little witches and warlocks!
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