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Top 8 Halloween Attractions in Dublin

Make the most of this spooky season. There are many great things in Dublin to get you into the Halloween spirit, whether it's family day out, corporate night out or even a date. You won't be short of choice this Halloween

Ghostbus Tour

The original Ghostbus Tour is back and better than ever. Explore the darker side of Dublin with this one-of-a-kind haunted house on wheels that will have you on edge throughout. Brilliant for those who love the eerie or spooky aspect of things. Visit graveyards that are said to be haunted and you can even find out what its like to be buried alive! The tour is based on true stories and Dublin folklore, it is a great night out of entertainment.

Book Dublin’s best night out this Halloween season, please book in advance to avoid disappointment as tickets are selling fast!

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Púca Festival

This is running from 28-31 October and there are a series of events and things going on surrounding these great three days of fun. There is everything from musicians, fire shows, Halloween themed bingo, markets and much more. This takes place in both Trim and Athboy and some featured artists that will be performing across the festival are Gavin James, The Academic, The High King and Imelda May. A lot of these are ticketed events so make sure to get tickets. Other activities going on over are:

  • Shows from Neil Delamere alongside MC Ian Coppinger and Sinead Quinlan

  • Haunted Trim walking tours

  • Treasure Hunts

  • Circus with top-class performers

  • Fire shows with tribal drumming that includes 5 fire performers and 2 drummers

  • Food and Craft Market with a Halloween theme

  • Medieval village to see that period of history come to life

For more info go to pucafestival.com

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Bram Stoker Festival

Similarly, to the Púca festival it is on between the 28-31 October. Four full days of Halloween fun and excitement in the heart of the city. There are many things happening including spooky themed films Nosferatu100, Ghosts of Dublin, Granny O’Grimm, Empty Little people and much more on Europe’s largest outdoor screen that is dedicated to digital art, located in Living Canvas, Wilton Park.

Warmbloods is also back in the National Gallery of Ireland, where Anne and Winifred explore their favourite parts of the gallery and they promise exposed flesh, murder, darkened rooms and much more.

Interested in hearing some spooky stories? Marsh’s Library in St. Patrick’s Close is the place for you. The author of Dracula, Bram Stoker himself has a desk where you can still sit at to this day. You will also hear about the ancient Egyptian mummy that is in the Dublin Library.

There is all this and much more going on around the city for Bram Stoker festival.

You can hear all about Bram Stoker and everything else spooky in Dublin on the Ghostbus Tour and visit some haunted places too.

For more info on Bram Stoker Festival visit bramstokerfestival.com

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Retro Drive-in Halloween Movies

Located in Leopardstown Racecourse, they are hosting a range of Halloween movies that you can watch from the comfort of your own car. Tickets have already gone on sale for this Halloween so get them soon before it’s too late. They are showing movies such as

  • Ghostbusters
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Halloween
  • The Conjuring
  • The Exorcist
  • Scream

Tickets are limited and a few movies have sold out already so if you want tickets book soon, visit retrodrivein.ie

 

Malahide Castle: Diabolical Dorothy’s Dreadful Brew

The Malahide fairy trail that we all know, and love has had a transformation as it turns into a spooky treasure hunt this Halloween. This is running from 29-31 October. This is a great activity to keep the kids occupied over the mid-term and whoever is participating should come in their costume and in doing so will be given an interactive booklet along with a map which will help them discover the clues along the way. The trail has been completely changed so that the kids can use their sense of adventure and creativity while they are, most importantly, having lots of fun.

This is on between 10am-4:30pm, advised to pre book tickets in advance, as spaces are limited. Visit malahidecastleandgardens.ie for more info

malahide castle

 

Dublin Walking Tour: The Dark Side

The Dublin Walking Tour is a 2 and a half hour walking tour where you can hear all the spooky tales of Dublin. Explore everything from ancient tombs to devil worshippers to Ghosts who like to visit well known attractions around the city. On this tour you will visit Dublin Castle, learn about why the Hellfire Club was one of the most haunted places in Dublin, discover the stories of a serial killer who was a brothel owner and much more. This is a tour for those who like a shiver sent up your spine and is perfect for getting you into the Halloween Spirit.

 

Halloween Spooktacular at EPIC

This Halloween season at EPIC(The Irish Emigration Museum) are hosting a range of events that are both exciting and spooky. They have teamed up with Samhain Festival to celebrate ancient origins of Halloween. You can hear ghostly tales that explore our folkloric roots. This is a great idea for families to do during the mid-term and ensure they can celebrate Halloween as safely as possible.

Events on include:

  • Samhain Family Festival

  • EPIC Spooksplorers Halloween Trail

  • Spooksplorers Family Experience

  • Ghosts,Ghouls and “Goodie Glover Day”: The Origins Of Halloween (adult only)

  • Notorious Irish Murder Mystery Camp

halloween spooktacular

Nightmare Realm

Located in City Market, Mary’s Lane, Dublin, The Nightmare Realm is awarded as the best independent European Haunt in 2019. This Halloween attraction will be sure to get your skin crawling. Known as Ireland’s biggest Halloween Scream Park this is something to add to your Halloween to do list. There is a haunt maze which you will need to navigate as you while being entertained by characters and performers. There is also a haunted house for you to endure.

Tickets are likely to sell out and vary between off-peak and peak times so book now at thenightmarerealm.com

scary woman hanging upside down nightmare realm in writing

 

Happy Halloween from DoDublin Tours

 
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