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Ten spook-tacular Limerick events to sink your teeth into this Halloween

1.Scare Factory

Scare Factory is one of Limerick’s most iconic Halloween events. The annual thriller runs from October 18th and finishes Halloween night on the 31st. This year the Scare Factor has selected Cleeves Factory as its home, as one of Limerick’s oldest buildings the venue is definitely going to enhance this years’ experience.

A previous visitor to Scare Factory said it was “terrifying, but great fun, gets the heart pumping!”

Prices range from €14.34 – €21.79, book here

Photo: limerick.ie

 

2. Curraghchase Garden Centre Pumpkin Patch

Limerick’s only pumpkin patch resides in the Curraghchase garden centre. Although pumpkin patches are more of an American tradition – and we tend to just pick one while grocery shopping – you can make a day of it! It’s a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. They also offer face painting, story telling, a spooky tunnel, and more.

One family said: “It was a very enjoyable afternoon for all the family will definitely visit again next year.”

The pumpkin patch will be open from October 19th until the 31st. Slots can be booked here

Entry is €5 per person with children under two getting in for free.

3. UCH Cinema Season: Get Out

The University Concert Hall will be screening the 2017 horror, Get Out, on Monday October 29th at 7:30pm. The film tells of Rose (Allison Williams) inviting her boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to meet her parents, except Roses’ parents are hiding a very sinister secret.

The movie has been described as “a good old fashioned horror film with a fresh new setting.”

Tickets are €7.50 or €5 if booked online here

Photo: University Concert Hall

4. The Mickey Martins Halloween Costume Party

The annual Halloween party will take place again in the quaint bar on Augustinian Lane, on October 28th from 9pm until 1am.  There will be two cash prizes for the best dressed, with one selected by the bar itself and the second decided by popular vote.

The bar has been described as a “nice nook to chill for a bit.”

Entry is free. for more info click here

Photo: Mickey Martins / facebook

5. Stormy and Costies Halloween Bash

The collaboration is the first of its kind between the Stormy Tea Cup and Costello’s.

The event will take place Halloween night from 7pm to 12am at the Costello’s Milk Market Bar. Acts scheduled to play include; KODU who just played Electric Picnic, Juliane Murray from A Dream The Night, Drew Edghill, Eosheen Mitchell & Band, and Steve Spade. There’s also going to be Halloween games and prizes for the best costumes.

Tickets are €10, with an early bird offer of €7 and can be bought here 

Photo: Stormy Teacup / Costelloe’s Tavern

6. Halloween at Escape Limerick

For three days and nights only, Limerick Escape are offering an exclusive deal of €15pp for groups of 5 or 6 people when booked online!

Get in there between the 29th and the 31st of October – and good luck getting out!

Book online here

Photo: limerick.ie / Escape Limerick

7. The Asylum

For a scarefest like no other, look no further than The Screamery and the Warehouse from Hell. Found in Knocklong’s Old Creamery, you’ll meet the freaks and ghouls in their all-new 2018 production.

“The creamery will ooze with the undead this Halloween as a miscellany of malevolent miscreants awaits fresh meat.”

So…are you brave enough?

Prices are €15 per person (€12 for student) and tickets can be booked here 

Photo: limerick.ie

For the kids

8. Halloween Creative Arts Camp

Running from October  30th until November 2nd from 10am – 3pm, the Halloween Creative Arts Camp is due to be a week of creative fun. The programme developed by playwright Liam McCarthy gives 6 to 12 year olds the chance to immerse themselves in drama, music, creative writing and more.

The camp costs €80 per child and €60 for second & third siblings. Spaces can be booked here

Photo: LimeTree Limerick

9. Spook-tacular Science

Spook-tacular science runs from October 30th until November 2nd from 10am until 2:30pm in King John’s Castle. The educational club is aimed at 6 to 13 year olds. Kids will get the chance to learn about physics, chemistry, geology, and will also get to participate in experiments like coke geysers, foamy fountains, and exploding lunch bags, all while keeping the Halloween festivities up.

The science camp costs €12 per child and can be booked here

Photo: limerick.ie

10. Halloween Kids Camp

RollarJam will be hosting their Halloween camp again this year from Tuesday October 30th until Friday November 2nd. The camp begins at 9:30am until 1:20pm and is for 5 to 12 year olds. Kids will have a fun day having roller skate lessons, roller discos, arts & crafts, and games.

The 4-day Halloween camp costs €70, for more info click here

Photo: RollerJam Limerick

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