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Ghoulish goings-on in Limerick this Halloween

"Limerick’s programme of in-person events is sure to make this Halloween season one to remember."

From frighteningly fantastic family fun to ghoulish goings-on for grown-ups, Limerick is the place to be for a satisfyingly scary Halloween!

By Danielle Lynch

Samhain Halloween Festival celebrates local folklore and traditions through talks, workshops and fun educational events.

More than fifty events are taking place all across Limerick city and county over the Halloween period, right up until Tuesday, November 1.

Samhain Halloween Festival, presented by Lumen Street Theatre, returns to the Medieval Quarter from October 27 to 29. The bespoke festival celebrates local folklore and traditions through talks, workshops and fun educational events for children – including spooky storytelling – set within the oldest part of the Limerick City.

The Scare Factory has opened its doors once again in the chilling surroundings of the former Cleeves Factory. Enter if you dare (and are over 13 years of age) every night of October, from 7 to 10pm. Due to the popularity of the annual attraction, it is advised that you secure your tickets online now.

The People’s Museum on Perry Square will host Halloween Spooktacular Tours from October 28 to 31. With halloween twists and sweet treats, the tours take place twice a day and are suitable for anyone over the age of eight.

In the historic adjoining Coach House, The Opera Workshop will bring eerie Twisted Tales of portentous old dears, contentious wills, wild geese and ships lost at sea to nightly audiences over twelve from October 27 to 30.

Other events taking place in the city centre this spooky season include the Ungodly Bishop’s Bride, Folktales with Eddie Lenihan and the Samhain Parade of Light.

In the county, children can wander through the beloved Curraghchase Pumpkin Patch right up until November 1, sprinkling fairy dust and picking the perfect pumpkin to carve!

A terrifying Halloween Eve awaits if you are brave enough to take on Castleconnell Fright Fest on October 30. Ghosts, goblins and witches guaranteed.

Head of Marketing & Communications for Limerick City and County Council, Donn O’Sullivan commented, “Limerick is certainly the place to be this Halloween, with a program of events for all the family.

“From frighteningly fantastic family fun to ghoulish goings-on for grown-ups too, Limerick’s programme of in-person events is sure to make this Halloween season one to remember.”

Find out more about Halloween 2022 in Limerick.

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