🎃 Energia Map 26th-27th October 👻
Bram Stoker Festival
When: 25th-29th October
The Bram Stoker Festival is an annual event held to celebrate one of Ireland’s creepiest and scary authors. With many different events and activities suitable for families, couples or just mates, you certainly won’t be bored this Halloween! From dress-up screenings in the dead of night to daring theatre in eerie churches, as well as more easy-going activities such as foody tours, there’s plenty to do for all! And the best part yet, it’s free…
Hettie’s Hidden Cauldron
When: 26th-28th October
If you’re looking for some cheap fun this Halloween with your little ones, Hettie’s Hidden Cauldron @ Malahide Castles and Gardens is the ideal, all-day event. Join in on the magical, slightly spooky trail and help Hettie find her belongings! Solve puzzles and meet some of your favourite Halloween characters. There will be some tricks and plenty of treats for everyone involved.
When: Saturday 26th October
Jackula is an inspirational Halloween magic show about staying true to yourself. ‘Jackula’ is Dracula’s younger brother who is sick of being stuck in his brothers shadow the whole time. Join Jackulas quest to become the first fun vampire! This show has been recommended by the Irish Times and The Irish Independent says “family fun is guaranteed.” The show will be held in the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum.
When: 26th October
Samhain is Limericks Halloween Festival organised by Lumen Street Theatre and funded by Limerick City and County Council and the Heritage Council of Ireland. They will create a parade of light through the Medieval quarter of Limerick town with lanterns made by the local community as well as street theatre performed by members of Limerick Youth Theatre. Other performances will include a fire performance, a death cafe and talks based on the philosophy behind ‘pagan rave.’ You can also swim in the icy waters of Limerick city’s river with SwimableLimerick.
Halloween at Birr castle
When: 26th-27th October
There is plenty of family fun to be done at Birr Castle in Co. Offaly such as The Quest, The Pumpkin Trail, The Gallery Challenge, fun in the treehouse and playground and 120 Acres of gardens and parklands to explore. There will be a prize for the best costume. And for anyone who forgot their costumes at home, they can quickly be transformed into a zombie or a butterfly over at the face painting stand.
Admission: Adult- €9.50 / Child- €5.00
When: 22nd- 28th October
Savour Kilkenny celebrates produce and food culture of Kilkenny and its surrounding rich pastureland. Savour takes place at the end of Autumn and the end of the traditional harvest season. This festival seems to be very popular with tens of thousands of visitors each year.
During the festival you can sample from many different artisan food stalls as well as watch live cooking demos and talks by well-known Irish chefs and nutritionists. Chefs this year include Rory O’Connell, Roz Purcell and many more!
Halloween at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park 2019
When: 26th October onwards
Lots of ghastly ghouls and terrifying treats in store at Lullymore including Haunted Holograms, Terror Train Trips (be prepared for Zombie Attacks!!), Terror Treasure Hunts and freaky fun in the devilish den of play—the Funky Forest. Suitable for all family members, it is a perfect way to enjoy Halloween outdoors. Come in fancy dress!
Admission- €32 for a family of four (no online booking)
Burren Winterage Weekend
When: 27th October
The Burren Winterage Festival is a community celebration of an ancient and unique method of farming. Coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust and supported by Burren community volunteers and local businesses, This festival focuses on the theme of ‘Building healthy futures for people, food and nature.’ Many activities will take place at this festival such as guided walks, talks, film screenings, book readings, a children’s art workshop and much more!
Halloween Monster Mash and firework display
When: 27th October
A fun-filled day beginning on the 27th October, suitable for all ages. Don your most imaginative costume and come along to enjoy an array of fangtastic activities. Beginning at 4pm, the line-up of events includes freaky street shows, breath-taking fire shows and of course, a magnificent firework display towards the end of the day (6.45). There is also an array of treats and hot food to be purchased.
8. Navan, Meath
Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival Nenagh
When: 26th - 31st October
Spleodar is a family focused arts festival that takes place over the Halloween mid-term with a number of different events. From mask making to spooky ghost tours to fireworks, this festival is far from boring! It is held in Banba square, Nenagh.
Admission: €0 - €10
Blackrock Pumpkin Festival
When: 27th October
At this festival, people place their carved pumpkins all around the sundial in the town and all along the promenade wall to warn off any evil spirits entering during this Halloween season. Prizes will be given for the best carved pumpkin.
Foxford Mussel Festival
When: 26th - 28th October
The cafe at Foxford Woolen Mills are holding all cooking demonstrations and food sampling for this festival. Here you will be able to try some tasty local produce, as well as see the local suppliers demo their products. You will also be free to wander the Foxford mill while listening to the musicians and taking in the beautiful scenery. Activities for children are also taking place such as simple cooking demos and foraging tips.
Scarefest Halloween Pumpkin Party
When: 27th October
Take the kids to a Halloween party like no other with plenty of fun activities to keep them occupied, such as the guided tours of the fairy forest, face painting, bouncy castles, pumpkin picking, music and more! There are plenty of yummy aliments on site to be purchased too.
14. Ballina, Mayo
Straw Boys Storytelling Evenings
When: 25th October
This event will include a storyteller sharing old Poitin tales with the audience. The history behind the drink that was banned for 300 years in Ireland Local stories and mishaps of Poitin will also be discussed. The audience will then learn how the Connacht Distillery produces its copper pot distilled Straw Boys Poitin and a taste of the good stuff on the house!
16. Ballinamult, Waterford
Holistic Farm Tour in the Comeragh Mountains
When: 2nd September - 30th November
When you arrive at Comeragh Mountain Farm you will be surrounded by the stunning view of both the Comeragh and the Knockmealdowns Mountains. On entry, you will be greeted at the gate and shown how all the wholesome tasty food are produced, visiting hen houses and taking a look at seasonal poultry on the farm and how they rear their stock to achieve highest taste and quality produce. Smell, taste, talk about growing food and cooking it. Discuss environment, ecology & the importance of local communities for our food chain. Booking in advance is required.
Admission: Adult- €10 / Child- €5 (Discount for large groups)
17. Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
18. Kenmare, Kerry
Kenmare Halloween Howl
When: 24th October- 2nd November
The festival takes place in the square in Kenmare. You can visit Bonane Heritage Park, sit by the bonfire and hear all the traditional Samhain stories, get involved in some Halloween arts and crafts, visit the haunted forest, wander the haunted house and much much more! This festival is extremely family friendly and children’s activities are the main focus.
Admission: €3 (general admission) -€20
Halloween at Cork City Gaol
When: 26th & 27th October
For some family fun this Mid-term, visit Cork City Gaol. With many activities to keep the young ones occupied such as freaky story-telling, creepy face painting and a black cat spooky treasure hunt. You certainly won’t be bored.
Admission: Child- €6 / Adult- €10