Determined to uncover the best Halloween events Ireland serves up during the haunting season? You’re not alone.
Each year, countless souls scour the Emerald Isle, hungry for that eerie thrill. Yet, the vast choices often leave many lost in the shadows.
With my local expertise, let me light your path. Whether you’re a local seeking age-old traditions or a visitor craving the island’s unique spook-fest, I’ve curated a guide just for you.
With Halloween events for children and their families and some for adults only, this is your guide to the best Halloween attractions in Ireland for spooky fun.
Note: You must check the latest prices, tickets, and availability before arriving at any venue. Many events are ticketed and with limited numbers this year. To avoid disappointment, contact the venue early to secure your tickets.
Updated September 2023 – A few venues are still to be confirmed for this year, so keep an eye on their websites/Facebook pages for more details closer to the time.
- Best Halloween events Ireland has to offer
- Best Halloween Events, Northern Ireland
- Derry Halloween
- Pickie Funpark, Down
- Colin Glen Forest Park, Antrim
- The Jungle, Derry
- Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Whitehead Station, Antrim
- Best Halloween events Belfast has to offer
- Grimm Hotel, Beflast, Antrim
- Hillsborough Castle, Down
- Halloween walking tours
- Other pumpkin patch venues across Northern Ireland Ireland
- Best Halloween Events, Ireland (Republic)
- Secret Valley Wildlife Park, Wexford
- Emerald Park, Meath
- Luggwoods, Dublin
- Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Kildare
- The Nightmare Realm, Dublin
- Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping, Wicklow
- Birr Castle, Offaly
- Castletown House and Parklands, Kildare TBC
- Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal
- Wild Ireland, Donegal TBC
- Hidden Valley, Wicklow
- Land of Light, Westmeath (Not running before Halloween in 2023)
- Andean Alpacas, Westmeath TBC
- Long Acre Alpaca, Louth TBC
- National Botanic Gardens, Dublin TBC
- Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (Not taking place in 2023)
- Rathwood, Carlow
- Belvedere Halloween Treasure Trails, Westmeath TBC
- Spike Island Spookfest, Cork
- Clonfert Pet Farm
- Waterford Suir Valley Railway Halloween Train, Waterford
- Leahy’s Open Farm, Cork
- Causey Farm, Meath
- Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny
- Slane Castle, Meath
- Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival, Meath
- Red Mountain Open Farm, Meath
- Sandy Feet Farm, Kerry
- Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (not running in 2023)
- Halloween walking tours
- Other pumpkin patch venues across Ireland
- Best Halloween Events, Northern Ireland
- Final thoughts
Best Halloween events Ireland has to offer
Whether you are looking for Dublin Halloween events or ones north of the border, the following list showcases some of the best across the Emerald Isle. The hard part will be choosing which ones to go to!
The events are split into two categories, one dedicated to Northern Ireland Halloween events and one for Halloween events in the Republic of Ireland.
Best Halloween Events, Northern Ireland
Address: Various locations throughout the city of Derry/Londonderry, and Strabane
If you are looking for an amazing Halloween event in Northern Ireland, then you must check out the Derry Halloween. The events take place at 14 key locations across the city over four days, ending on Halloween night.
For four nights the worlds of past and present collide to bring you a dazzling street celebration of all things spooky in the official home of Halloween.Derry Halloween
With events taking place around folklore, feasting, and festivity, visitors can enjoy events such as a City of Bones Trail, street performances, and the Forest of Shadows Trail over the Peach Bridge. Music, storytelling, chilling installations, and more will await those to dare to visit the City of Derry during their Halloween event.
Further events as part of Derry Halloween will also be taking place in Strabane and Donegal, including a Halloween Hay Trail, fireworks display, and more.
Pickie Funpark, Down
Address: Marine Gardens, Bangor BT20 5AG, Co. Down (UK)
This family-friendly attraction in County Down is holding a pumpkin-picking event this year. Families are invited to visit the pumpkin patch where they can choose their own pumpkin for carving. Visitors are invited to enjoy the attractions once their pumpkin has been carved.
Facilities include toilets, a playground, snack kiosks, and a café. There is no on-site parking but there is a public car park just a short walk from the park.
Colin Glen Forest Park, Antrim
Address: 163 Stewartstown Rd, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 0HW, Co. Antrim (UK)
Head to the Colin Glen Forest Park to enjoy their Halloween Spooktacular this October. Running for nine days up to the 31st of October, families can enjoy a Halloween-guided Gruffalo walk, while teens and couples might enjoy the Skytrek by starlight. Will you be brave enough to tackle the ropes course by moonlight?
Visitor facilities include parking, picnic tables, toilets, and a visitor centre. Pre-booking is advised and can be done on the website where you will find more information too.
The Jungle, Derry
Address: 60 Desertmartin Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, BT45 7RB, Co. Derry (UK)
The Jungle in County Derry is holding two Halloween events.
The first is a family-friendly affair with pumpkin picking and carving, a haunted haycart ride, maize maze, and more. Children’s tickets include a token for a pumpkin and four additional tokens to use for the other activities. Pre-booking is essential and can be done via the website.
The other event they are holding is Fright Night. Taking place across 11 nights in October, this one is for the teens and adults. This Trail of Terror, for those who dare to try it, takes place in the forest with a Woodland Trail with 6 scare attractions. There is also a horror house, Circus Scare attraction, cornfield, and more.
All of the Fright Night events take place from 7pm and children between 12 and 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Information, prices, and how to book your ticket can be found on the website. Pre-booking is essential as the event has limited numbers and is a ticketed event. All the usual visitor facilities are available at the Jungle.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Whitehead Station, Antrim
Address: Departing from the Whitehead Station: Whitehead, Carrickfergus BT38 9QR, Co. Antrim (UK)
The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland are holding a number of Halloween-themed train events this spooky season, departing from Whitehead Station. With both steam-train rides and spooky story-telling rides, there is even a movie night event. Go dressed in your best costumes and get ready for a fun-filled spooky ride!
For more information about the different events and to book your tickets, click here.
Best Halloween events Belfast has to offer
Address: Various locations
Belfast usually holds a variety of Halloween events across the city. These will include Halloween walking tours, ghost walks and more. See the following links for more information about various events across the city.
- Visit Belfast – Information on Halloween and ghost walks as well as family-friendly Halloween events in and around the city.
- Let’s Go Hydro – Family-friendly water sports venue that will have inflatable pumpkins, ghosts and more, a pumpkin patch, Halloween movies, floating bonfire, and a fireworks extravaganza. There is also a drive-in cinema!
- Crumlin Road Gaol – A child-friendly scary tour of the jail with a pumpkin patch and carving station. For the braver ones, there will be a Jail of Horror event, as well as a paranormal event for those wanting a ghostly experience in a haunted prison.
- Belfast Halloween Ball – Taking place on Halloween night, this over-18s event involves fancy dress (a requirement), Mummies, Vampires, Witches and more. Tickets are limited and in pre-pandemic years, this event sold out quickly. Book your tickets for this event through this link.
Pre-booking of these events is essential due to limited numbers. Click the website linked names to find more information about prices, and availability and to book your tickets.
Grimm Hotel, Beflast, Antrim
Address: Cityside Retail & Leisure Park, 100-150 York St, Belfast BT15 1WA, Co. Antrim (UK)
Step inside the Grimm Hotel this Halloween where these rooms are no ordinary hotel rooms. Accompanied by your very own Grimm Hotel bellhop, you will unlock and open some of the 210 doors to discover what lies behind. Enter a spooky fairy tale world in this walk-through theatre experience.
The Grimm Hotell is not suitable for those under 8 years of age and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. For something a bit different this Halloween, visit the Grimm Hotel. More information and booking details can be found by clicking here.
Hillsborough Castle, Down
Address: The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT, Co. Down (UK)
There are two Halloween events taking place at Hillsborough Castle this year. The first is a family-friendly Scarecrow Parade in the Walled Gardens where you can see scarecrows created by local schools and groups.
The second event is a night-time event called the Grimm Tales and Scarecrow Trails in the gardens of Hillsborough Castle.
Hillsborough Castle’s Scarecrows have come alive and been possessed by mischievous characters from the Grimm fairy tales that have crossed through the veil to our world…
Come dressed up (there are spot prizes for the best costumes), enjoy autumnal hot food and drinks, and enjoy a wander through the illuminated historic gardens.
For more information about the Halloween events at Hillsborough Castle, and to book your tickets, visit the What’s On page.
Halloween walking tours
This Halloween a few towns and cities are doing a Halloween walking tour. Characters and props will provide a spooky atmosphere for these walking tours as you uncover ghostly tales and spooky happenings of times gone by in the city. Here are the ones taking place.
- Donaghadee Halloween Walking Tour – No information regarding this event but find ideas for more events here.
- Newtownards Halloween Walking Tour – No information regarding this event but find ideas for otherevents by clicking here.
Other pumpkin patch venues across Northern Ireland Ireland
Here are some additional venues that may be offering pumpkin picking in Northern Ireland this Halloween season.
- Woodview Garden Centre – 3 Cloughan Road, BT61 8RF, Co. Armagh (UK). More information.
- Fulton’s Pumpkin Patch – 121 Berryhill Rd, Donemana, Strabane BT82 0JS, Co. Tyrone (UK). More information.
- Streamvale Farm – 38 Ballyhanwood Rd, Belfast BT5 7SN, Co. Armagh (UK). More information.
- Maxwell’s Pumpkin Patch – 22 Folliard Rd, Castlederg BT81 7JW, Co. Tyrone (UK). More information.
- The Ark Open Farm – 296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH, Co. Down (UK). More information.
Best Halloween Events, Ireland (Republic)
Secret Valley Wildlife Park, Wexford
Address: Coolnacon, Clonroche, Co. Wexford, Y21 DF85
This year Secret Valley Wildlife Park in County Wexford are holding a Halloween event called the Fall Fest to celebrate all things Autumn and Halloween. There will be a giant corn maze, a scarecrow village, pumpkin picking patch, tractor-trailer ride and so much more!
Children will be greeted with a ‘survival pack’ and packages are available which include entry to the wildlife park and the “scare crow valley”. Packages available include
- Boo! at the Zoo
- Scarecrow Valley
- Boo! at the Zoo and Scarecrow Valley
There will also be a scary maze for the over 12s should anyone be brave enough to take on the Valley of Death!
Find full details of all these packages by clicking the ‘Read More’ button on this page on the website. This is one Halloween event in Ireland not-to-be-missed.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park is located near Enniscorthy and has a cafe on-site (new for this year called the Hungry Tortoise), free on-site parking, and visitors can choose just to stop at the cafe or enter the park. Although tickets can be bought on the day, it is highly recommended that you pre-book your tickets for the Halloween events (Click here to book your tickets now).
Emerald Park, Meath
Address: Emerald Park, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, A84 EA02
If you are looking for somewhere great to celebrate Halloween in Ireland, then consider heading to Emerald Park (formerly Tayto Park). With two Halloween events usually held annually, children will love (depending on how tall they are). There is normally lots going on at Emerald Park during spooky season.
Firstly, there is a Tricky Trail suitable for the whole family which involves a spooky treasure trail around the park taking in haunted halls, a hay bale maze, and more to delight everyone.
The second Halloween event at Emerald Park this season is the After Dark event, suitable only for kids over a height of 1.2m. This NO scare event involves riding your favourite attractions at night.
Details for the Emerald Park Halloween events for this season are on their website. Pre-booking is essential. Emerald Park has plenty of visitor facilities including parking, toilets, and refreshments.
Address: Crooksling, Co. Dublin
If you are spending Halloween in Dublin, then head to Luggwoods for their special Hooky Spooky Halloween event, taking place during the nine days leading up to Halloween night.
Enter the forest trail and search for ingredients for a witches’ brew, helped by special Halloween characters. Visitors can also enter the pumpkin patch and pick their own to take home to carve.
Visitor facilities at Luggwoods include toilets, parking, and an on-site coffee van. This event is a ticketed event and numbers are limited. You can find out more information on the Facebook page or website where you can also book your tickets.
Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Kildare
Address: Lullymore East, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, R51 E036
If you are based in or near Kildare and have been wondering “are there family Halloween events near me?”, then check out Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park. Their annual Halloween Happenings event takes place over nine days leading up to the main day itself and just beyond.
Visitors can expect a terror train ride (not suitable for younger children), a spooky treasure hunt, and more freaky fun throughout the park. Facilities at the park include parking, toilets, and a café/picnic area.
Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, picnic tables, and a café. This season’s event has been announced and tickets are on sale via the website. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
The Nightmare Realm, Dublin
Address: City Market, Mary’s Lane, Dublin
This award-winning Halloween event is back in 2023 at the same venue as last year. This immersive walk-through horror maze is not for the feint hearted. Expect to be pushed out of your comfort zone as you tetter on the edge between excitement and fear. Note that is event is recommended for those over the age of 13.
The event runs for 18 nights during October this year, and you have to pre-book your tickets. More details about this year’s event can be found on the website.
Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping, Wicklow
Address: Cronybyrne, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Clissmann Horse Caravans, one of the best places to go glamping in Wicklow, is holding a Halloween event this year. They have a pumpkin patch where visitors can use a wheelbarrow or donkey to visit the patch and pick their own pumpkin for carving. With spooky farm trails, ghostly games, and more, if you are based in Wicklow and have been wondering “are there any Halloween events around me?”, then wonder no more.
Visitor facilities are available, and this is a ticketed event. Find more details and book your tickets via the website.
Birr Castle, Offaly
Address: Townparks, Birr, Co. Offaly
This Halloween you are invited to the pumpkin trail at Birr Castle, taking place from the 28th of October to the 5th of November, ideal for the mid-term break from school. collect your map and search the trail for hidden pumpkins. Make sure you come dressed in your costumes!
Birr Castle also has toilets and parking. For more information about the Halloween camp, click here.
Castletown House and Parklands, Kildare TBC
Address: Celbridge, Co. Kildare, W23 V9H3
Castletown House and Parklands in Celbridge, Co. Kildare are holding their Halloween tours this spooky season. Families are invited to come along and join in the fun. There is one event on the 25th of October and 3 events per day between the 26th and 28th of October.
Click here for more information about the events and to book your tickets.
Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal
Address: Cionn Fhánada Eara Thíre na Binne, Baile Láir, Co. Donegal, F92 YC03
The Fanad Lighthouse is holding a Fright at the Light Halloween event this year on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th October.
Visitors are invited to take a walk around the lighthouse and prepare to be spooked by the ghosts of the Saldahna.
You never know who is lurking in the shadowsFanad Lighthouse
Find out more information and book your tickets on the Fanad Lighthouse website. Click the Book a Tour button and choose the Fright at the Light option in the dropdown box.
Wild Ireland, Donegal TBC
Address: Dundrain Burnfoot, Co. Donegal, F93 KN7X
Wild Ireland in County Donegal are holding a Howl-oween event during this year’s mid-term break, between the 1st and 6th of November. There are three different themes including a Jurassic Adventure, Hogwarts Classroom and Spooky Stories.
Hidden Valley, Wicklow
Address: Lower Main St, Glasnarget North, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Hidden Valley, one of the best Wicklow glamping sites, is holding a Monster Mash this Halloween. Taking place during the four days leading to Halloween night, these events are only open to those staying at Hidden Valley. Get your fancy dress, decorate your pitch or accommodation and enjoy a bonfire, Halloween dance, and more during the festivities. Prizes are on offer for best dressed, best pet costume, and more.
Note, you must be staying at Hidden Valley to enjoy the Monster Mash but pre-booking of these events is not necessary. More information can be found on the website.
Land of Light, Westmeath (Not running before Halloween in 2023)
Address: Belvedere House, Gardens & Park, Co. Westmeath
If you are looking for alternative Halloween events for children, or just for adults, then why not head to the Land of Light at the Belvedere House in County Westmeath.
In 2021, this event was running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the weekend before Halloween to the weekend before Christmas, and you could expect to be wowed as you wander through the forest trail. Trees, buildings, and the night sky are lit by a spectacular light show with plenty more going on. However, in 2022, this event is not running in October and starts midway in November.
Visitor facilities include toilets, parking, and on-site catering. The event is not happening prior to Halloween this year, but for more information, visit the website.
Andean Alpacas, Westmeath TBC
Address: Culleen Beg, Cullionbeg, Co. Westmeath, N91 T8X9
If you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween experience in Ireland, then head to Andean Alpacas in County Westmeath. They are holding a pumpkin carving experience event over 6 days where visitors can enter the Broomstick Run, visit the Haunted House, pick and carve their own pumpkin, and meet the alpacas too, an event that took place last year.
Visitor facilities include parking, toilets and a café. Spaces will be limited for these events, so it is advised to pre-book your tickets. For more information and to book your spot, visit here.
Long Acre Alpaca, Louth TBC
Address: Glack, Ardee, Co. Louth, A92 P984
Head to Long Acre Alpacas if you are in County Louth during Halloween weekend for their family-friendly Halloween event. Pick your own pumpkin and get the monsters to help you carve it. There will be other activities including face painting for kids (young and old), and you can meet the alpacas.
For more information about the event and for details on how to book your visit, visit their Facebook page. Note that this event is yet to be confirmed for this year.
National Botanic Gardens, Dublin TBC
Address: Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D09 VY63
The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin are holding a number of events for this Halloween season. These events will include
- Decorated Pumpkin Competition
- Harvest Display in the Courtyard
- Dress-up Day
- Magical Plants Demonstration for Families
You can find the dates and times for these events by visiting the calendar on the website.
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin (Not taking place in 2023)
Address: 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27
If you are looking for a non-scary Halloween event this year in Dublin, head to the Smock Alley Theatre. Those aged 10 and over can enjoy Halloween film scores and soundtracks by candlelight for an hour. For an enjoyable Halloween event in Dublin, this candlelight performance is one to book.
For information on future events, or to book your tickets, click here. Seating is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Address: Rath, Tullow, Carlow
Rathwood in Carlow, home to one of the best Santa trains in Ireland, is holding a Halloween train event this October. Hop on board the Rathwood Express and enjoy a Spooktacular Pumpkin Train Adventure before enjoying the Rathwood Halloween Pantomime. Travel through the spooky forest and arrive at the Big Top to see “The Witches Of Rathwood” musical show.
Afterward, pick out a pumpkin from the patch. This family-friendly event is one of the best Halloween events in Ireland and is not-to-be-missed.
For more information and to book your tickets, click here. Note, tickets are selling fast with some time slots already fully booked.
Belvedere Halloween Treasure Trails, Westmeath TBC
Address: Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 EF80
Belvedere House is holding a Halloween Treasure Trails event this October for three days. This ticketed-event lasts for 50 minutes and suitable for all age groups. Visitors will get a map to follow. Solve the puzzles along the way and get treats as you go along. Tickets for this event include access to Belvedere House, Gardnes, Park and playground.
Click here for more information and to book your tickets.
Spike Island Spookfest, Cork
Address: Kennedy Pier, Cobh, Co. Cork, P24 E446
Spookfest returns to Spike Island in County Cork.
Get ready for a spooktacular adventure like no otherSpike Island
Families can explore an island of Halloween fun by jumping on board the ferry and enjoying a Halloween-themed guided tour upon arrival. There will be lots of Trick or Treating fun as well as spooky surprises and frightful photo opportunities along the brand new Halloween-themed quiz trail.
This event is taking place over Halloween weekend and you are advised to pre-book your tickets. Find out more and book your tickets by clicking here.
Clonfert Pet Farm
Address: Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 PY05
If you are looking for Halloween events for families near Dublin, then head to Clonfert Pet Farm. This year they are holding a Halloween event over 11 days that includes lots of spooky fun. This year’s fun will include a Haunted House, Fun Fair, Pumpkin Patch, and more.
Visitor facilities include parking, toilets and a café. Check their website for more information and to pre-book your tickets which is essential.
Waterford Suir Valley Railway Halloween Train, Waterford
Address: Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford, X91 DH93
The Waterford Suir Valley Railway is holding a Halloween train event this October for Halloween and the mid-term break. Book a compartment for your family and watch out for spooky scenes as you travle from Kilmeadan Station to Carriganore along the banks of the River Suir.
You are advised to pre-book your tickets either via the website or by calling them on 051 384058.
Leahy’s Open Farm, Cork
Address: Leahys Open Farm Ltd Dungourney, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 KW14
If you are based in County Cork and have been wondering where to go for Halloween in Ireland, then Leahy’s Open Farm might be the ideal location. Their Halloween-Boo event takes place in the ten days leading up to Halloween and involves hay rides, witches’ lairs, pumpkin picking and carving, and more.
Visitor facilities include toilets, parking, and a café. Pre-booking is required and you can book your tickets and find more information on the website.
Causey Farm, Meath
Address: Girley, Fordstown, Co. Meath, C15 P83R
Causey Farm in County Meath is holding two Halloween events this year. The first is a family-friendly event that includes storytelling, traditional games and crafts, mirror maze, broomstick rides, and more. This event is suitable for the whole family and takes place during the weekend before Halloween and Halloween weekend.
The second event is Farmaphobia. Suitable for teenagers and adults, guests can expect frights and scares in
5 terrifying haunts spread over 100 acres of Fear.Causey Farm
From Zombies, a scary Carnival, a murder maze, and purge night, you will be thrilled, entertained, and frightened, all at the same time. This second event takes place on various dates throughout October.
Causey Farm has all the usual visitor facilities including parking, toilets and a café. Click here for information and to book the Pooka Spooka family-friendly Halloween event. And for Farmaphobia, click here to book your tickets and find more information.
Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny
Address: Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny, R95 RXR4
If you are based in Kilkenny or the surrounding areas, then head to Nore Valley Park for some Halloween fun this year. During select dates in October, there are fun Halloween events taking place.
Firstly, enjoy a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own and visit the animals on select weekends in October.
The second Halloween event includes a scare maze (for the over 8’s), bonfire, and torchlight treasure hunts. Members of the public can attend these events and adult campers to Nore Valley during the week leading to Halloween get free entry to these evening Halloween events.
Nore Valley Park has plenty of visitor facilities. Pre-booking is required for these events and can be done via the website where you can also find more information.
Slane Castle, Meath
Address: Slane, Co. Meath, C15 XP83
Slane Castle are holding a number of events as part of the Puca Festival. There are additional events taking place in other locations for the Puca Festival. To find out more about the Puca Festival click here, and for the Slane Castle events click here.
Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival, Meath
Address: Various locations in County Meath
The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival takes place during October and the beginning of November. There are various events taking place throughout County Meath including:
- Farmophobia (see Causey Farm above)
- Pumpkin and Fun at the Navan Adventure Centre
- Tricky Trail and After Dark at Emerald Park (see above)
- Fantasia’s Pumpkin Patch Festival
- Lú – Drogheda Festival of Light
For a full list of the Spirits of Meath Halloween events and locations, click here.
Red Mountain Open Farm, Meath
Address: Corballis, Donore, Drogheda, Co. Meath, A92 TN59
Red Mountain Open Farm have a Halloween event taking place over the weekend before Halloween, Halloween weekend, and the mid-term break. Play in the Halloween barn, take a spin on the Ghost Carriage, take a photo in the witches’ den, and lots more.
Find out more information and book your tickets here.
Sandy Feet Farm, Kerry
Address: Camp, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Sandy Feet Farm in County Kerry are holding a Hoe Down Halloween event on select dates in October. Come and
dust off your dancing boots and come on over to our boot scooting spooky (but not scary) Halloween hoedown
Put on your spookiest costume and come and join in the Halloween fun including storytelling, dancing, singing, and more. There is also pumpkin carving available at an extra cost. Children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must accompany a child. The playground and sensory garden are included in your entry ticket and a limited number of animals will be on the farm
This is a ticketed event and you are advised to pre-book your tickets which you can do HERE. More information is also available via that link.
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (not running in 2023)
Address: Departing from Dublin Connolly Station
The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland is holding a Halloween train event this spooky season, departing from Dublin Connolly. Taking place on the 29th of October, this will be a Halloween-themed train ride to remember!
Find out more and book your tickets here.
Halloween walking tours
There are a few companies that are holding Halloween and special ghost walking tours and bus tours that are suitable for adults and older teenagers. If you fancy learning more about the dark side of Dublin, for example, get yourself booked onto one of these. Here are a few taking place this year.
- Dublin Haunted History Walking Tour – More information.
- Gravedigger Ghost Bus Tour of Dublin – More information.
- Northside Walking Ghost Tour – More information.
- Cork Ghost Tour – More information (larger groups for private tour only at the moment).
- Kilkenny Ghost Tour – More information.
- Limerick Haunted Halloween Walking Tour – More information. TBC
Other pumpkin patch venues across Ireland
Here are lots of events for pumpkin picking in Ireland. For the best pumpkin patches in Ireland, read this post of mine. And there are additional venues for pumpkin picking in Ireland this Halloween season as detailed below:
- Stewart Family Farm – Ballinamore, Co. Longford, N39 C6V6. More information.
- Galway Pumpkin Patch – Castletaylor South, Ardrahan, Co. Galway, H91 V2P5. More information.
- Hughes Farming Pumpkin Festival – Kells, Co. Kilkenny, R95 K882. More information.
- Killarney Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkin Farm, Carran, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 HXF6. More information.
- Mollie’s Family Farm – National School, Clonaghadoo, Geashill, Co. Offaly, R35 W427. More information.
- Ballycross Apple Farm – Ballycross, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford. More information.
- Joe’s Farm – Drishane More, Ballycurraginny, Co. Cork. More information.
- Michael’s Pumpkin Patch – Bunatober, Corrandulla, Co. Galway, H91 P288. More information.
- The Farm Grenagh – Ballymorisheen, Co. Cork. More information.
- Alright Pumpkin – Girley, Navan, Co. Meath. More information. (SOLD OUT – email them to join their waitlist)
I hope this list of Halloween events in Ireland has given you some idea of what is taking place this October. There are family-friendly and adults-only events. So, whether you are based in the north, south, east, or west of the country, I hope you will find one of these Halloween celebrations in Ireland close to you so you can join in the scary fun.
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