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πŸ“ Donegal

  • Ballyshannon Rhythm & Blues

Where: Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
When: 28th - 30th October 2022
Admission: Free
Ballyshannon Rhythm & Blues Weekend features many of Ireland's top Blues music acts performing at 8 venues throughout the town over 3 days. There will be the daily blues gigs trail, street busking, late night blues events at all the venues.

The Organisers are delighted to present this superb line-up of acts for the very first Guinness Ballyshannon Rhythm & Blues Weekend - 12 Superb Acts at 8 Venues over 3 Days - All Gigs are Free of charge - Pack your overnight bag, book your bed, get your camper ready and join us for the Rhythm & Blues in the Birthplace of Irish Blues - 28th, 29th & 30th October 2022.

Blues Trail, Busking Competition, Early & Late Pub Gigs featuring all the leading acts - All Roads lead to Ballyshannon on the October Bank Holiday Weekend.

πŸ“ Kilkenny

  • Savour Kilkenny Food Festival

Where: Kilkenny City
When: 28th - 31st October
Admission: Free and Paid events available
One of Ireland’s favourite food festivals, Savour Kilkenny marks the end of autumn and is held in the stunning setting of Kilkenny’s Medieval city, in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.  Known for its diversity and quality of food producers, distilleries, breweries, restaurants and cafΓ©s, Kilkenny is home to some of Ireland’s and Europe’s best food.

Taking place over the October bank holiday weekend, the event celebrates the produce, food and culture of Kilkenny and the surrounding rich pasturelands. We are excited to reconnect with our producers, visitors and partners to showcase the very best of Kilkenny and Irish products, chefs and culinary ideas.

This is a weekend you won’t want to miss so get planning and book your trip to Kilkenny for the October Bank Holiday weekend!

πŸ“ Dublin

  • Guided Tour of the National Botanic Gardens

Where: National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
When: 28th – 30th Oct, Multiple time slots throughout the day
Admission: €5, Under 12s go free
Discover the seasonal highlights of the Gardens as well as some of the most remarkable plants in our collections. Summer blooms burst forth, wildflowers thrive and lush green foliage clothes the branches. Transport yourself to different climes in the glasshouses and admire their light-filled elegance. Our experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens.

  • Creepy Crawlers Ball

Where: Mid-Sutton Community Centre Bayside Square North D13 X8H4 Sutton Ireland
When: Sun, 30 October 2022, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
Admission: For ages 5-9. Free Admission
The night before Halloween, all the creepy crawlers come out and... dance, play games and have lots of craic at the Bayside Community Centre Halloween Disco!!

Get your costumes ready and join us this October 30th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Limited numbers - first come, first served. Book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Harvest Food Fair

Where: The SΓ©amus Ennis Arts Centre Main Street K32 AY27 Naul Village Ireland
When: Sun, October 30, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM GMT
Admission: Free

Our annual food fair & pumpkin competition returns this year with fresh local produce, delicious sweet & savoury snacks, pumpkins & MORE!

Come along and stock up on goodies for Halloween from 11am - 4pm at The Seamus Ennis Art Centre. There will be a wide range of food available including, Farmhouse Cheeses, Smoked Salmon, jams, chutneys, Breads, Cakes, Delicious Sauces from Urban Indian, Free Range Pork Products from Clonanny Farm including their delicious gourmet sausages and bacon etc. delicious savoury and sweet crepes from the Crepe Wagon, yummy cupcakes, vegetables, apple juice, pumpkins and more!

πŸ“ Louth

  • Fancy Dress & 90s Music Night

Where: Imperial Hotel Park Street Dundalk Ireland
When: Sat, 29 October 2022, 19:00 – 22:00 IST
Admission: Free
All The best 90's classics covered by a collective of your favourite local musicians. Live band from 9pm-11pm followed by a DJ until late.

Fancy Dress is Halloween themed but you can put a 90's mix.

Grab your dancing shoes and get to the Imperial Venue.


πŸ“ Waterford

  • Bana Rua - Sea Shanti Session

Where: Jordan's Bar 123 Parade Quay X91 CP89 Waterford Ireland
When: Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 13:00 GMT
Admission: Free
Bana Rua are a 5 piece vocal harmony and folk group from Waterford City. Their style and influences range from Irish folk and traditional to contemporary barbershop and acapella, American old time and country to modern day classics.

Enjoy the Sea shanty, sung to accompany rhythmical labour aboard large merchant sailing vessels had roots in lore and legend.

The “maritime work song” enjoyed by sailors far and near The Imagine Festival will take the opportunity to raise a toast to our Suir Estuary, all who sailed and sang about her.

πŸ“ Limerick

  • Sing Out with Strings

Where: King John's Castle Nicholas Street Limerick Ireland
When: Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 17:30 IST
Admission: Free
‘Sing out with Strings’ is the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s flagship community engagement programme has been running now for 14 years. The programme began in 2008 as a response to Limerick’s regeneration process. A team of musicians provide weekly sessions for all children attending partnering schools. Activities include singing and songwriting, violin, viola, cello and double bass, choir and orchestra as well as afterschool activities, holiday camps, public performances and concerts.

Sing out with Strings addresses issues of inclusion, equality and access and highlights the numerous benefits that a long term project of this nature can have on the children, staff, parents and the wider community.

πŸ“ Cork

  • Douglas Mangala Woods Halloween Walk

Where: Ballybrack Woods (Mangala) Ardarrig Cork Ireland
When: Sat 29th and Sun 30th October 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 IST
Admission: Free
What plant do witches use to ride through the air, why should you never eat Blackberries after Halloween and burning what tree causes the devil to sit on the chimney? Find out these, and more spooky lore about plants and trees on our Halloween Nature Walk!

πŸ“ Galway

  • Casual Choir

Where: Knocknacarra Community Centre 104 LiosmΓ³r H91 R6PW Gaillimh Ireland
When: Fri, 28 October 2022, 19:00 – 21:00 IST
Admission: Free
No commitment required, no experience necessary! Join the Healthy Galway City Casual Choir workshop and sing for the joy of singing!

Singing facilitator Kate Duignan of the ad hoc choir will lead a workshop where participants learn songs together from scratch; all songs learned by ear.

Come for fun, relax, and learn something new. There will be gentle stretching and relaxation, to warm up the body, and breathing and vocal techniques for the voice. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Everyone welcome.

  • Sea Week Climate Action Seminar

Where: Connemara National Park Connemara National Park Letterfrack Ireland
When: Sat, 29 October 2022, 09:30 – 13:00 IST
Admission: Booking essential: Donations at the door, free for students.
Conamara Sea Week is a celebration of the wonderful marine and cultural heritage of Connemara and this year’s festival has a particular focus on climate action and aims to engage young people to empower them to become agents of positive change. The Climate Action Seminar will bring a range of expert speakers who will address issues of climate change and biodiversity loss, its impact on our seas and bogs, and offer solutions and hope for a better future. Speakers include SibeΓ‘l O’Regan from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Margaret Flaherty from Connemara National Park and Dr Katie O’Dwyer, from the Atlantic Technological University, Galway.

πŸ“ Derry

  • The Trials & Tribulations of Winifred the Witch

Where: Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Londonderry, BT48 7BB, United Kingdom
When: 29th -31st Oct, Multiple time slots each day
Admission: £3 per person
Order, Order! We the spook council of LegenDerry are here to bear witness to our sister Winifred of crimes so wicked, so worrisome, so weird that it would make your hair stand on end! Winifred has been soaking up the Derry Halloween fame and has been giving away all the otherworldly secrets… all for fame and glory amongst the vilest creatures alive… human beings!


πŸ“ Belfast

Tour of Parliament Buildings

Where: Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw Road, Stormont, BT4 3XX, United Kingdom
When: Mon 31st Oct, 11:00 - 14:00 GMT
Admission: Free
Parliament Buildings is one of the best known and most striking pieces of architecture in Northern Ireland. The architect Sir Arnold Thornely, who was knighted by King George V in recognition of his architectural work, designed the building with perfect symmetry and symbolism, such as the building being 365ft wide representing one foot for every day of the year; having six floors and six pillars at the entrance, one for each county in Northern Ireland.

πŸ“ Cavan

Spooky Science Cavan Burren Park

Where: Cavan Burren Park, Cavan Burren, Blacklion, Ireland
When: Oct 30th, Multiple time slots
Admission: €3.50
The Spooky Science Workshop is sure to provide a jam-packed hour of activities with Geopark staff. Children will have the opportunity to participate in interactive hands-on fun, where they will make their own glow in the dark slime well as other spooky themed activities.
As it is Halloween, we expect to see everyone dressed up!

Please note that some activities may take please outdoors (weather dependent), so please ensure children wear sturdy footwear and warm waterproof clothing.

πŸ“ Longford

  • Come to the Cabaret

Where: The Green Edgeworthstown the Green N39 E3C8 Edgeworthstown Ireland
When: Fri, 28 October 2022, 20:00 – 22:00 IST
Admission: This will be a free event but donations are welcome and can be made at the door. Tickets are required.
The Edgeworth Society and Longford Live and Local presents the Ross Sisters and Friends in Cabaret in the Green Pavilion Edgeworthstown. Refreshments will be served.

πŸ“ Kerry

  • Fright Night

Where: Reenagross Park Kenmare Kenmare Ireland
When: Mon, 31 October 2022, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT, Multiple time slots
Admission: 2-16 years €5, Adult €8, Family (2 Adult & 2 Children) €25
Will you be brave enough for the scary trail or will you play it safe and stick with the children on the child friendly interactive trail?

You will have the choice of 2 trails, one will terrify even the very brave while the other is an interactive trail for children and scaredy cats. Both trails will culminate at the Bat House where there will be story telling, a BBQ, treats and some spooky music to keep you entertained.

πŸ“ Offaly

  • Halloween Party Experience

Where: Spinning Wheel Blooms The Spinning Wheel R51 N594 Bracknagh Ireland
When: Sat, October 29, 2022, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM IST
Admission: €5 per ticket, under 3 y/o free of charge
Join us for a Halloween Party Experience!
Roast Marshmallows in Lapland Hut, Hunt Skeleton Bones in Spooky gardens (and receive a treat if you find them all!), Enjoy Hot Mulled Apple Juice, Face Painting & Spooky Crafts
Suitable for all ages. Purchase tickets for every person (adult or child). Under 3's free of charge (no ticket).

πŸ“ Longford

  • Dead of Night Festival

When:  Monday 31 October from 6-10pm

 Longford's annual Dead of Night Festival returns this Halloween night from 6pm at Connolly Barracks in Longford Town! This free and frightful festival is sure to scare all ages with the spectacular Dead of Night Parade, the scream-worthy Spook Walk, and a bone-chilling Beacon bonfire-alternative. There are spooky storytelling sessions, as well as acrobats, magicians and fire dancers and chilling competitions for best costume and best decorated pumpkin. You can also scare everyone with your dancing as our DJ plays all the Halloween hits.

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