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Cheap and Free Things To Do This Weekend 28th-30th October

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Stokerland - A pop-up family fun park at Bram Stoker Festival
http://www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/stokerland-2/
Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park for families and the eternally young, will open its gothic gates on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October in one of Dublin’s most beautiful green spaces, St. Patrick’s Park.
Admission: Free
 
Dracula’s Disco
http://www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/draculas-disco-2/
Get in the spooky spirit with Dracula’s own DJ spinning the decks and scratching vinyl for our outdoor family music and dance party. Don’t forget your costumes!
Admission: Free
 
Dublin City Marathon 2017
http://bit.ly/2yDeZZw
Admission: Free
 
Pumpkin World At Animal Farm
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pumpkin-world-animal-farm-tickets-38387540166?utm_term=eventurl_text
Pick your own pumpkin. Hay maze. Have fun with the animals
Visit the spooks.
Admission: €11.23
 
Halloween Drive-in Movies at Leopardstown
https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/114216/chk/4c48
Ireland's Biggest Drive-in Movie Event is coming back to Dublin this Halloween. We will have exclusive screenings of some of your favourite Halloween themed Movies on The World's Biggest Mobile LED Screen. We will also have amazing cinema food including Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Pizza, Popcorn and Chocolate!
Admission: €6 per person/€30 for a car of 5
 
Children’s Event: Magical Plants
http://bit.ly/2yD4nb7
Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October
Children’s Event: Magical Plants 
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Magical Plants
It’s all about Magical Plants this Halloween in our witch’s garden.
Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off
vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants to
murder your evil enemies and even some rarely seen invisible
plants. Come and see just how spooky plants can really get.
Admission: Free
 
Carlow
 
Kids Halloween Party
http://bit.ly/2xRj6gT
Kids Halloween Party with Goulish Disco, Spooky Party Games, Devilish Bouncy Castles, Halloween Face Painting, Spooktuacluar Play Area and lots more frightful treats in Aid of Down Syndrome Carlow
Admission: Free
 
Vintage Fayre Carlow
http://bit.ly/2xRfXNP
Join us for our last fair of the year at the Seven Oaks Hotel. 
Get that early gift for Christmas, find that wow factor dress for the party season, peruse our crafts and gifts. Vintage and retro homewares for your home with a difference. 
Admission: €3
 
Kildare 
 
Halloween fun at Clonfert Pet Farm
http://bit.ly/2gTdpJJ
We welcome back our Halloween event. Visit the HAUNTED STABLES and walk the spooky graveyard. Also facepainting and entertainment by Gretta Smarty Pants, childrens disco, and more!
Admission: Family €15, Single €5, 2 and under go free!
 
Leixlip Laughter Yoga
http://bit.ly/2hQSCpE
Leixlip Amenities Centre new venue for Leixlip Laughter Yoga. Every last Sunday of the month. Laughing for no reason. Energise. Revitalise. Have fun. Feel great 
29th October @ 2pm
Admission: €7 donation or whatever you can afford
 
Creepy Town
http://bit.ly/2zmiLDZ
TheatreworX Productions are delighted to announce ‘Creepy Town’, an interactive Halloween experience at Castletown House, Celbridge from October 28th-31st. Designed with young families in mind, this year’s interactive experience will run from 12-7pm each day.Children will be tasked with completing their Scare Pass throughout the trail and will feature spooky visual effects, creepy dance performances, an interactive Halloween trail , goodies galore, and much more for all the family to enjoy. TheatreworX Productions are renowned for producing the best family entertainment in Dublin at Christmas with If you are looking for family-friendly fright this Halloween, you’ll find it here. Creepy Town is the perfect way to bring the frightful fun of Halloween to life for children, without the fear factor!
Admission: €10.
 
Kilkenny
 
Children’s Wand Making Workshop
http://shankillcastle.com/product/wand-and-quill/
Children visit the impressive champion trees and meet the Minister for Wands who provides them with their own wand, wand licence and ink quill, not to mention a few handy spells. Suitable for toddlers to teens, even parents get the most out of this one.
Admission: €12
 
Children’s Ghost Tour
http://shankillcastle.com/product/kids-ghost-tour/
A magical daytime journey through the spooky castle and woods, casting spells warding away the evil ghouls and gremlins. Perfect for toddlers to young teens.
Admission: €12
 
Laois
 
Portlaoise Theatre Festival 2017
https://www.discoverireland.ie/whats-on/portlaoise-theatre-festival-2017/513998
Kiki Theatre Group promises an exciting season bursting with the best in performance art at the Portlaoise Theatre Festival 2017. The series will light up the Portlaoise community, giving you the opportunity to experience excellence in theatre production presented by young, passionate theatre professionals.
Admission: TBC
 
Longford
 
Trick/Treat Halloween Junior parkrun
http://bit.ly/2xTz0Ms
Our team work ever so hard and are going to provide another special themed event... this time Halloween. We'll encourage as many children and parents as possible to run in face paints and fancy dress and they're sure to have a spooktacular time👌
Let all your friends at school know and ask all friends and schools to share. 
Admission: Free
 
Louth
 
Spooktacular Halloween ART Workshop
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lets-Get-Crafty-497444416997739/events/?ref=page_internal
Join us for SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN FUN! 2 hour ART Workshop for creative kids Think Wacky Witches, Ghoulish Goblins and Creepy Creatures Kids will enjoy making their very own creation just in time for Halloween! Fun, safe environment with plenty of indiviual attention Small groups, Suitable for kids of Primary School Age Fancy Dress welcome but not necessary :-)
Admission: Free
 
Ladyrath Lane Pumpkin Patch 2017
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ladyrath-lane-pumpkin-patch-2017-tickets-36904024932?aff=es2
Our Pumpkin Patch is back
Bigger and better this year.choose from 1000's of pumpkins.buy them and then carve your pumpkins in our halloween barn.
ticket includes face painting,bouncy castles,halloween treats,carving of your pumpkin,indoor and outdoor games. Enjoy a coffee and treats in our cosy coffee shop.Loads of fun for all the family,a fantastic day out!!!
Admission: Free
 
Meath
 
A Samhain Walking Tour of Tara
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-samhain-walking-tour-of-tara-tickets-37816205288
This is a two hour guided walking tour of Tara, which includes some history, archaeology, myth and legend and also connecting with the land through nature, the elements and the archetypal energies of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Admission: €15
 
Offaly
 
Battle of the Musicals
http://bit.ly/2yVKijg
Music and dancing with camogie, ladies football, gaa and local talent! In conjunction with Tullamore Musical Society 🎶
Sponsored by Egans Whiskey
Admission: TBC
 
Westmeath
 
Million Kilo Deadlift
http://bit.ly/2xbVaFn
October is here & that means it's time to share Action Packed Year Without The Beer next challenge in aid of Good 2 Talk Westmeath 🎃 It's the most ambitious to date & we will need YOUR help to make it happen 💪
Admission: €10
 
Wexford
 
Spellbound - Maze game
http://www.glenroefarm.ie/special-events/halloween
Winnie the Witch is coming to the maize maze from 28th October to 5th November. Special activities for the Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th/Monday 30th October with new maze game, storytelling, haunted cottage and lots and lots of fun.
Admission: TBC
 
Wicklow
 
Father Ted Fest
http://bit.ly/2hQ3YKF
Join us for our 6th annual Father Ted Fest where all your favourite characters turn up for one night of unholy chaos. Singing Priests this year are 'Feel the Pinch'.
Admission: Free
 
Trail Fun Run
http://www.jujusadventures.ie/store/p58/Trail_Fun_Run_-_Older_Kids,_age_10_.html
Juju is back with the Adventure Kids for a trail fun run and introduction to trail running session. This run is for older kids age 10+ (and their parents if they want to run too). Juju will bring the kids on a fun run around the Glendalough trails and onto the shoulder of Brockagh Mountain. During the session, we will stop off on route to learn some Juju tricks of the trails! It take about 2 hours and we will run approx 5 km with stops for rests, trail running introduction drills and lots of fun! Meeting on Saturday 28th 
Time: 12.30. Meet at the front door of Glendalough Hotel. Wear runners, rain jacket, running clothes
Admission: €12.00
 
Halloween Fun - Spooky Kids Games
https://www.ticketweb.ie/event/halloween-fun-spooky-wicklows-historic-gaol-tickets/7673335?REFERRAL_ID=twfb
Fun for all the Family at Wicklow Gaol
Admission: Adult €7.90 Child €5.00 
 
Bray Beach Hallowe'en Market
http://bit.ly/2zqtcGz
Bray Beach Hallowe'en Market haunts the fantastic, newly-renovated Jim Doyle's in Bray on Sunday 29th October, 11am-5pm. Ramble round the wildly wonderful stalls, with a mix of craft, fashion, photography and more, and then treat yourself to a delicious Sunday roast in the brand, spanking new Bar in Jim Doyle's. We might even indulge in a bit of apple dunking for the weekend that's in it.
Admission: Free
 
Family Halloween Movie Wicklow's Gaol
https://www.ticketweb.ie/event/for-one-day-only-entry-wicklows-historic-gaol-tickets/7677985
Wicklow Gaol is an atmospheric jail museum experience offering visitors a glimpse of life in prisons of the past. As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour.  We are open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm and you can come anytime between those hours for a tour.
Admission: €10
 
Cork
 
Cork Zombie Walk 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1709112686045699/
Cork Zombie Walk 2017
Dedicated to the Memory of Lorraine Shanahan
Saturday 28th October 2017
We had an amazing turn out for last years Zombie Walk, over 200 Zombies took part raising just over €1200 which went directly to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Lorraine's charity of choice.
Admission: €5
 
Halloween Bingo & Disco
http://bit.ly/2hUZn9X
Only one week to go! Join us for a Halloween Themed Bingo & Disco, great fun for all the family with some fantastic spot prizes & raffle prizes. Fancy dress optional. Hope to see you there!
Admission: Free
 
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
http://bit.ly/2xVzj4n
Enjoy Europe’s biggest jazz party as the Guinness Cork Jazz celebrates its 40th edition. Featuring over 1,000 musicians in hundreds of music sessions citywide, it is one of the jewels in the crown of Irish festivals.
A special programme of world class jazz will be presented at The Everyman, the jazz centre of the event. See www.guinnessjazzfestival.com for the hot line-up
Admission: Varies
 
The Comedy Improv Murder Mystery
http://bit.ly/2yFigWl
The Comedy Improvised Murder Mystery Gang are back again with their hilarious ‘off the cuff’ antics for three nights only at the Cork Arts Theatre from Thursday 26th October.
Admission: €12
 
Clare 
 
Ennis Creative Quarter Presents Halloween Festival
http://bit.ly/2xVOryQ
Have a Howl at the Family Fun Daytime activities in Parnell Street and its Surround! 
Get in the 'Spirit' for the Halloween Parade at 6.30 pm – led by Ennis Brass Band and featuring, dance studios, Creative ‘high hair’ with Artistic Direction by Bridget Haren.
Don't be scared of after dark ....live music and other events at Lucas’ Bar, McHugh’s and Faffa Considine’s.
Admission: €3
 
Kerry
 
The Haunted Forest at Reenagross
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-haunted-forest-at-reenagross-tickets-38571873512?aff=efbeventtix
For one night only, join Kenmare Bay Swim Club for a night of old style fun at 'The Haunted Forest', Reenagross, Kenmare.
Spooky forest walks, halloween attractions and scary story telling. Something for all ages, the young, the young at heart and the brave!.
Admission: €7
 
Limerick
 
Action Breast Cancer Walk 2017
http://bit.ly/2xcyXqA
Join us on our annual community walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society on Saturday 21st October. 
Registration will be at the store from 10.30am, with the walk commencing at 11am. Its suitable for all ages & fitness levels. Refreshments at the store afterwards :)
Admission: Free
 
Tipperary 
 
Pumpkin Festival 2017
http://www.clonmelgardencentre.ie/page/pumpkin-festival/197
Join us on Saturday October 28th and Sunday 29th from 12 to 4pm for our 7th annual Pumpkin festival. Come along and help celebrate the story of Spookley the Square pumpkin who showed us all that it’s ok to be different! A hugely popular, fun-filled day for all the family
Admission: €6
 
Oktoberfest Halloweekend - Clonmel
http://bit.ly/2ipaDiH
Oktoberfest comes to Clonmel this Saturday October 28th.
We promise to host a full day of music and entertainment, as well as barbequed food inspired by Bavarian culture, live bands, DJs, performers, games, kids activities, and much more...
Admission: €10
 
Waterford
 
Kid's Yoga with Bridget Tubbritt 
http://bit.ly/2gsHv5Y
Admission: €10
 
Laughter Yoga with Sarah Corley & Adam O'Neill (Donation Based)
http://bit.ly/2xVRzdW
Admission: Free

Galway
 
Halloween Party in Aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital
http://bit.ly/2gzmmL7
Please bring along your carved pumpkin for the "Best Pumpkin Competition" and "The Lighting of the Pumpkins", please wear your best (not too scary) costume for our "Best Costume Competition". You will also have your faces painted by our face painters and interact and dance with our characters. There will also be photo opportunities with the characters.
Admission: Free
 
Samhain Cavan Burren Picnic
http://bit.ly/2zsPasm
Toast the ancestors this Samhain with a bring and share picnic in Cavan Burren Park. A guided walk led by Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark local guide Bee Smith will include fact, stories and some poems inspired by the epic Cavan Burren landscape.
Then we will gather for tea, coffee, some cake and goodies to remember all those who have gone before us in this liminal space.
Admission: Free
 
West2Wicklow
https://www.facebook.com/west2wicklow/
On Sat 28th Oct we will be cycling from Eyre Square Galway city to the picturesque village of Dunlavin Co. Wicklow . It is a 184k cycle undertaken in one day all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society who do amazing work. I decided a few years ago to organise a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society having lost an Aunt and two Uncle's to cancer in a short period of time. Cancer is an illness that effects every household in Ireland and any contributions given would be greatly appreciated . 
Admission: Free
 
Pop Battle at Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Galway
http://bit.ly/2xVZeJm
Join us for a late night show at The Roisin Dubh for a special Pop Battle Sing Along Social as part of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival on the evening of Saturday 28th of October. 
Fleetwood Mac. 
Admission: Free


Eat Together to support Syrian women and children in Turkey
http://bit.ly/2zqV6SP
Sit at our table, eat delicious Syrian-inspired food, all for a great cause!
As part of our efforts to raise money for women and children in Turkey, we are hosting an Eat Together dinner, so pull up a chair and enjoy delicious food and great company.
Admission: €15
 
Leitrim
 
Kids Aerial Drop-in Fun
http://bit.ly/2gzTCSl
Try it out before booking into a TERM of Thursday classes!
Only €10 Do some stretching on the floor, then try some aerial yoga moves on the hammocks. If you are brave try the aerial hoop or trapeze-- like the real circus! Fun for age 5+
Admission: €10
 
Mayo
 
Hug For Cancer
http://bit.ly/2xVtIeG
4 Men Will attempt To break the Guinness world record for the longest Group hug in aid of the Irish cancer society. The event will be open to the public and the lads hope to raise a large amount of money for the Irish cancer society. The current world record is 25 Hours so thats the time the lads have to beet. The event will also stream live on Facebook and YouTube
Admission: Free
 
Roscommon 
 
The Lovely Girls Contest - Strokestown Style!
http://bit.ly/2hVM6hv
On Saturday the 28th of October at 8pm The Percy French Hotel in Strokestown will be transformed into the Rose Dome for the Lovely “Girls” Contest. Strokestown Community Playground fundraising committee are taking a unique approach to the Rose of Tralee skit show, with Lovely “Girls” competing in knife edge time trials and competitions against one another to win the coveted title
Admission: Free
 
Transylvania Halloween at The White House Hotel
http://bit.ly/2isqDQV
Join us if you dare....
This Halloween Bank Holiday Sunday we are throwing a Transylvania Halloween here at The White House Hotel
Admission: €4
 
Sligo
 
Sligo Live Family Fun Day
http://bit.ly/2zsbvXk
Join our annual free action-packed, fun-filled family day at Johnston Court including a range of creative drop-in art workshops for kids between 2pm and 5pm. Make sure not to miss the amazing, the incredible, the one and only Flea Circus!
Admission: Free
 
Samhain BBQ at Dooney Rock Wood, Bards In The Woods
http://bit.ly/2yXx31I
- More BBQ and Picnic than exploring this time
- bardic session, bring your favourite autumn poems, stories too
- NO cover charge just bring something for picnic table
- feel free to dress up Halloween style :-) 
- 2 pm meet up at Lough Gill beach below the steps
Our final Bards In The Woods this year
Admission: Free 
 
Donegal 
 
NCBI - Seams & Screams Fashion Show 30 Oct 2017
http://bit.ly/2yENXiJ
NCBI LETTERKENNY, is hosting a fashion show 'Seams and Screams' in aid of the National Council for the Blind Ireland. Various volunteers from the shop and the general public will model the clothes that we have in store and those attending will have the opportunity to purchase clothing and accessories on the night. There will be an auction and raffle on the night. Everyone is warmly welcomed to attend.
Admission: Free
 
Cavan
 
Kila Family Event
https://townhallcavan.yapsody.com/event/book/165596/657626
The legendary Kíla will host a special interactive kids' show where they lead children in performance through their songs from the Oscar-nominated 'Song of the Sea' on Saturday, 28 October at 11am. A fun and creative way to get children to interact with music a show that engages kids from the very start. They are asked to interact with the music throughout, becoming a soundscape for a melody through dancing and clapping . Kids love when the band do some musical acrobatics, becoming intertwined and playing each others instruments.
Admission: €6
 
Monaghan
 
The Princess Concert Ball
http://fabulousfantasticentertainment.com/tc-events/the-princess-ball-castleblayney-duplicate
The Princess Concert Ball...!
Join all your favourite Classical Princesses on an 
enchanted journey of Magic & Musical Celebration…
Celebrations begin with a Live Interactive Singalong concert with the six piece Princess Girl Band
Admission: €12
 
Fermanagh
 
Creepy Crafts at the Castle
http://bit.ly/2zFepc4
A drop-in workshop for children included with the normal admission rate to the Enniskillen Castle. 
Children will be making spiders, googly eyes and hand print spiders. Older children will have the opportunity to make lanterns.
Admission: Varies
 
Tyrone
 
Hocus Pocus - Next Door at Bogans
http://bit.ly/2yHkuXj
Screening HOCUS POCUS movie over Halloween 🎃
Sunday 29th
Hocus Pocus + IT 
Monday 30th 
Hocus Pocus + Nightmare on Elm Street
Tuesday 31st 
Hocus Pocus + Halloween 
Fancy Dress Encouraged - Lets have as many WITCHS as Possible
Popcorn on sale
Admission: Free

Derry
 
Destined Five Circles Family Fun Day
http://bit.ly/2yF44OB
The Destined Five Circles Project aims to reduce levels of isolation and exclusion experienced by children with learning disabilites and their familes living rurally. As part of this project we have organised a Halloween Family Fun Day.Everyone Welcome,please feel free to share!
Admission: Free
 
Antrim
 
Broomstick Belle
https://www.steamtrainsireland.com/whats-on/50/broomstick-belle
Enjoy a ride in a restored steam train from Belfast Central, along the shores of Belfast Lough to Whitehead and return.
Ghosts and ghoulies of all ages are invited to come along in seasonal costume to sample the unique steamy Halloween atmosphere. 
All children holding a ticket will receive a spooky goody bag from the wicked witch!
Admission: €14
 
Belfast
 
Purple Turnip Festival
http://bit.ly/2xZxqns
The Purple Turnip Festival returns to Lisburn for its 9th year in October 2017.
Lisburn City Centre hosts its annual Purple Turnip Festival in October with a family fun weekend. On Saturday 28th October from 11am – 3pm dance on the interactive light floor in Market Square with DJ ‘Amazing Aldo’ in Market Square and enjoy free craft activities with workshops to make your very own paper pumpkin. No turnip event would be complete without a terrific turnip hunt, where participants will have the chance to win spooky prizes with cleverly hidden turnips around the City Centre.
Admission: Free
 
Beetlejuice
https://blackboxbelfast.ticketsolve.com/shows/873580692
Come along for this classic Tim Burton film and let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose with our 'Beetlejuice' cocktail to help get in the afterlife spirits!
Prizes for the best Beetlejuice inspired costume!
Admission: €6
 
Ghouls & Gruffalo's Welly Walk
https://www.colinglen.org/portfolio/ghouls-gruffalo-welly-walk/
Join us on Fri 27th Oct – Wed 1st Nov for a story telling session of the best selling Children’s Book before meandering through the forest on a guided forest walk from our energetic staff. Try and find the Ghosts & Ghouls en route! On return to the forest park building you can pick your own pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch and carve it into your own lantern to use for Halloween. On departure collect your ‘I have met the Gruffalo Certificate’ & Sticker.
Admission: Children £9pp/Adults & under 2’s go free
 
Down
 
Family Spooktacular Event
http://bit.ly/2xfVlPM
An Event for the whole Family.
Come and spend the evening with us here at Meelmore Lodge, (If your Brave Enough)
Fancy Dress, Prize for Best dressed adult and child. Games, Buffet, Kids Disco. Pumpking Carving and Toasting Marshmallows (weather permitting). Accommodation and indoor camping room all available as well as our camping pods. Book now, to avoid dissapointment
Admission: £8 per adult and £4 per child.
 
Armagh
 
Killylea Tractor Run 2017
http://bit.ly/2xfWJ56
Our annual tractor run will take place on Saturday 28th October 2017 in Killylea Church Hall grounds, £10 per tractor. All in aid of NI Childrens Hospice, Childrens Heartbeat Trust (in memory of John Joe Toner ❤) & the NI Air Ambulance. Entertainment will be provided by Jenny b , Paul kelly and ritchie Remo. There will be an auction & raffle on the day. Kick off at Midday, tractors to leave around 2.30pm. More details to follow nearer the time. 
Admission: Free
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