Hauntings, harvests and a heck of a lot of festivals… Ireland is full of activity this autumn and we’ve put together a sample of things to do all over the country this month.
Whether you’re seeking thrills for the Halloween period or prefer to take a trip back in time and discover Ireland’s Ancient East, we’ve got something for everyone. With Halloween coming soon, it’s time to get into the spirit and share some spooky things to do in Ireland! If you’re travelling here this autumn and feel like taking a road trip with Halloween in mind, you should check out the scary side of Ireland’s Ancient East
Follow the trail of these six tales of terror
that will take you on a journey around the island’s spookiest sites, visiting some of the island’s most haunted castles and eerie estates. Halloween events are happening all over the place throughout the month – there are plenty of opportunities to get your thrills in Ireland this October. Scare yourself silly with these haunted happenings
and decadent dos in Dublin and beyond, like in the very home ofHalloween, Derry~Londonderry, at its world-famous festival.
If the spirits of Samhain
(Gaelic for ‘the beginning of winter’) don’t do it for you, why not learn more about the kings and heroes
of Ireland, and feast your eyes on these stunning landscapes while listening to the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East here.
October is festival season, harvest events are happening everywhere, and there is lot of great local produce to be enjoyed at some of the biggest food festivals coming up, like one of Armagh's apple festivals
, or soak up the magic of one of Ireland’s gorgeous medieval cities, Kilkenny, and devour dishes cooked by its best chefs at Savour Kilkenny.
Dublin will be buzzing with festivals and seasonal events too, from fashion to film, theatre and music, so no one travelling here will be disappointed. And if you travel around the country be sure to catch at least one concert at the world-famous Wexford Opera Festival and Cork Jazz, respectively.
So now you’ve heard what October in Ireland has to offer, what would you do first?