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22nd May 2023

Irish horror event wins award for Best Scare Park in Europe

Katy Thornton

Great news for Irish fans of scary stuff!

The 2023 Scare Awards took place this week at ScareCON in Thorpe Park, where the biggest and best horror attractions in Europe were singled out for the achievements in all things scary. Ireland’s own Nightmare Realm took home one of the biggest awards, named 2023’s Best Scare Park in Europe.


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Michael Bolton, event operator of ScareCON ceremony, had the following to say about the Nightmare Realm’s big win:

“2022 was a massive step for the event as it moved venue and changed format from a multi-part scare trail to a true scream park. The location at the fruit and veg market in Dublin City Centre, itself told a story that created a ‘Halloween town’ dedicated to scares, elaborate storytelling, and some extremely lively actors.

“Everything about this event was on top form, and as we will say for the last time – we are amazed that this is ALL temporary. We have to praise the patience and dedication of the team as NO other seasonal pop-up event is as big and ambitious as this. We are proud to award the event with this award as it recognises the sheer effort and teamwork that went into creating the show for 2022.”

For the title of Best Scream Park Event, The Nightmare Realm was up against Traumatica (Germany), Scream Nights (Germany), Scare Me (Netherlands), Horrorland (Spain) and Moretnosutrum (Spain). Check out the full list of awards and winners right here.

The Nightmare Realm is expected to return to its central Dublin location this October.

This article originally appeared on JOE 

Header image via Instagram / The Nightmare Realm 


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