Halloween is fast approaching and there are all kinds of spooktacular events happening around the Emerald Isle! Puca Halloween festival (County Meath, 27-31st October)Púca festival
is steeped in Irish folklore and ancient traditions. It celebrates the mystical Púca creature—a mischievous shapeshifter from Celtic mythology. Spanning across several days in various towns, the festival boasts an exciting lineup of events, including captivating storytelling sessions, dazzling light displays, art installations and music performances.Derry Halloween festival (Derry-Londonderry, 28-31st October) The Derry Halloween Festival 2023
promises an unforgettable celebration in the heart of Northern Ireland. Renowned as one of the world's best Halloween events, there are a huge range of spooktacular happenings to choose from! The streets come alive with a spectacular parade featuring elaborate floats, haunting performances, and imaginative costumes. Everyone gathers for a jam-packed schedule, including ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and culinary delights with a Halloween twist. Bram Stoker Festival (Dublin, 27-30 October)
The Bram Stoker Festival
returns in 2023 and is now entering its tenth year - Named after one of Ireland’s beloved and legendary authors, the festival features Gothic inspired productions, outdoor spectacles during 4 days and 4 nights of deadly adventure. Find the entire programme soon on the festival’s website. And if that wasn’t enough, some other events to watch out for in Dublin are the Ghost Bus and the Haunted History tours!Galway Aboo Festival (Galway, 27-30th October)
The Aboo Festival is set to enchant visitors with a bewitching blend of old-world charm and modern festivities! The city comes alive with a parade featuring ghoulish costumes, captivating performances and floats, setting the perfect tone for the spooky season. There will also be haunted tours, creepy workshops, live music, and delicious seasonal treats! The Macnas Parade (29th October)
in Galway is honestly nothing short of magical! The parade features a breathtaking array of intricate sculptures and some of them are absolutely huge! There are vividly designed costumes and all kinds of music and dance which creates an otherworldly atmosphere. There will also be haunted tours, creepy workshops, live music, and delicious seasonal treats. This is not one to miss!
If you’re as excited as I am, why not get into the spooky season now by reading about the most haunted things in Ireland?
Do you have any more Halloween activities or events to add? I’m all ears!