With Halloween fast approaching, now is the time to make your plans for the most spirited night of the year. It has been said that Ireland is where Halloween originated so there is no better place to be than Dublin!
If you are looking for an exciting unusual event for yourself and friends, a terrifying The Spooktacular excursion would be right for you. A luxury coach departs from Dublin every evening from 26th October until 31st October at 6:30pm. You will hear some of the haunted legends that abound further afield as you wend your way towards Fordstown for a night you will never forget. From the terrifying Tunnel of Horrors through to our lifelike exorcism, guests will have to find their way through darkened corridors and enclosed spaces in a bid to escape. With their hearts pounding in their chests, they will encounter state of the art special effects, darkness, confusion and a whole army of creatures employed solely for their ability to scare people.
2011 Halloween Dublin Tour is a guided bus trip that takes you to Hellfire Club in Dublin Mountains. The burnt out shell of this haunted hunting lodge dating from 1725 is known for its association with Satanism, the supernatural and the occult. Be warned! Although this desolate place is miles from civilisation it has witnessed activities that should not be seen by anyone on this earthly plain. It is not unusual for visitors to experience head and chest tightness as their subconscious picks up on the horrors that this lonely hill has witnessed, it is not a place for the faint hearted! The historical “Haunted Hellfire” excurison will last approximately 2.5 hours and is departing from Dublin from 24th October to 31st October, every night at 7pm.
For families with kids Glasnevin Cemetery is celebrating Samhain Festival with a very special tour that is suitable for all ages. Tour is operating from 26th October to 31st October at 11am and 5pm. It is led by Glasnevin Gravedigger Jim who is is filled with local legends and stories of Glasnevin past. On 28th and 29th of October Glasnevin Museum will host a Storytelling Supper where guests will hear a selection of delightful ghost stories told by Jack Lynch and enjoy the music of a traditional Irish Harpist.
Dublin Zoo is inviting all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate Halloween at the annual Boo at the Zoo which takes on Sunday 30th October. Dublin Zoo will host a frightfully fun filled day with a ‘Monster Disco’ on the lawn, festive face painting, scary arts and crafts and creepy Halloween keeper talks. In addition, Dublin Zoo’s pumpkin carvers will show visitors how it’s really done. Dress to impress judges with your scariest costumes and be in with a chance to win some thrilling Dublin Zoo prizes.
Most of the pubs and clubs in Dublin have special Halloween themed nights so Temple Bar will be buzzing. Fitzsimons Temple Bar is hosting Dublin’s largest and craziest Monster Halloween Fancy Dress Ball for 2011. The Dublin City Pub Crawl that starts at the Porterhouse Central 8pm on the 29th October promises to be an excellent option for people who are interested in having a fun night out and making some new friends.
Dublin has a little something in store for everyone this Halloween!