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14 Spooky Things To Do This Halloween Around Ireland

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


Now that we're firmly in autumn, we're seriously excited for Halloween (what? It's too early to be talking about Chr*stm*s – let us have this!)

If you're looking to have the pants scared off you, look no further than these cool and creepy happenings across the country.

BOO! Heh heh heh. 

1. The Nightmare Realm – Cork & Dublin

Touting itself as Ireland's number one scare attraction, The Nightmare Realm is back this year in two locations: Cork & Dublin. 

There's two different themes in each 'realm', so you'll have to go to both to experience the true terrifying nature of 'the asylum of the damned' ...

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2. Farmaphobia – Meath

Voted Best Independent European Attraction at ScareCon, Farmaphobia boasts 5 unique scare experiences on site - including the outdoor Field Of Screams. 

Taking inspiration from American Horror Story: Hotel, they're also offering, eh, Dead & Breakfast this year. 

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3. Halloween Train at the Amber Springs Hotel – Wexford

Child-friendly trains run from 4pm and 5pm daily, with 'seriously scary trains' running from 7pm and 8pm.  

Fans of The Walking Dead will LOVE this – this year's train has been overrun by zombies. 

Details here.

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4. Le Galaxie at the Olympia Theatre, October 31st – Dublin 

Not necessarily scary, but there's bound to be some supernatural boogieing at this. 

This is a late night Halloween party you won't want to miss!

5. Halloween at Powerscourt 

There is nothing quite like a Halloween party at Powerscourt; one of Dublin's most unique venues. 

40% off all drinks and 2 for 1 cocktails in Pyg. 

Nightmares On Wax, Marshall Jefferson and Baba Robijn will be flying in for the occasion alongside some of our favourite residents Colin Perkins and NIall Redmond.

Tickets here

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6. Wild Scare Fun – Kildare

From the people who brought you the Wild Air Run, Wild Scare Fun - Warehouse Of Doom is one of Ireland's newest creepy attractions. 

Running in 20 minute waves at the Punchestown Racecourse, the indoor obstacle course features a Boogeyman ball pit and a 'monstrous' slide.

Details here

7. Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm – Meath

The very imaginatively titled Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm has brand new attractions for 2016, including a corn maze and a laboratory, complete with mad scientist.

Sounds like a whole lot of 'nope' to me.

8. Loftus Hall - Wexford

Ireland's most haunted building is celebrating it's 666th anniversary this year, (convenient or what?) and it's marking it with a paranormal investigation of the building. 

Unfortunately, this has long sold out, (you can stick yourself down on the cancellation list though!) but it does have other options, including tours catering for kids of different ages.

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9. Ghost Pub Tour - Cork

Combining our two loves - ghosts and GATTING (that's Cork speak for 'drinking'). 

Meeting outside Cork Opera House, they you will "intrepidly embark up the ancient streets around Shandon" and over 2 hours you will stop into two spooky watering holes. You'll also drop into The Franciscan Well, reputedly Cork’s most haunted pub. Back in the mists of time there once stood a monastery with a Holy Well on this very spot where people from far and wide used to come to have evil spirits driven from them. 

Oh, and there's food after. Sold!

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10. Carnevil - Galway

The West of Ireland's first scare attraction, Carnevil calls itself "an exercise in fear for adults". 

We can't even link the teaser here it's so bloody scary – go watch for yourself.

11. Bram Stoker Fest - Dublin

For all you resident vampires, Bram Stoker Fest celebrates "four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures".

We recommend seeing 'Bleedin' Deadly' - taking place in the Pillar Room, it promises to bring you back to the by-gone days of the Freak Show.

12. The Asylum - Limerick

Feeling brave? Visitors make their way through St Griselda's Mental Asylum, where an unknown virus has infected the patients - and a series of terrifying surprises await.

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13. The Titanic Trail Ghost Tour - Cork

The Ghost Walk of Cobh in county Cork explores the darker elements of the sleepy sea-side town's past.Tapping into a rich Irish folklore narrative, tales of the paranormal and ghost hauntings are recounted as visitors are taken along the darkened streets of Cobh.

Learn about the spectre of a young Irish emigrant, the haunting of Pillars Bar and the ghostly cries of a child in a local hotel. The tour finishes with a bloody cocktail - delish.

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14. Winterparty – 3Arena, Dublin 

One of the biggest Halloween parties of the year has returned after a twelve year hiatus! Winter Party is returning to Dublin on the spookiest bank holiday of the year and we have five pairs of tickets to give away! 

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