7 Ways to Get Your Thrills this Halloween in Cork

Cork has some of the spookiest places in Ireland. So if you like scaring the bejesus out of yourself, then October is the perfect time to visit. Cork International Hostel is the perfect launchpad for your mischief and mayhem. Read on for the most frightening places to visit in Cork. Beware. You may never sleep again.

Halloween in Cork

7 Ways to Get Your Thrills this Halloween in Cork


1. The World Ghost Convention 2015

Go bump in the night at the 15th World Ghost Convention 2015 in Cork City. The convention is held in Cork City Gaol, a most appropriate location. Eerily, the location has it’s own resident ghosts, many of which whom have been known to turn up for the event. Eek! This creepy convention takes place on Friday, 30 October. For more information click here.

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2. Hannibal Lecter at the Cork Opera House

Get your freak on watching arguably the best horror movie of all time on the big screen. The Cork Opera House will be screaming screening The Silence of the Lambs on Friday, 30 October. Click here for more info.

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3. Dragon of Shandon Festival

Dare to be scared at The Dragon of Shandon Festival in Cork. It is a spooky, three-day celebration of Samhain with the highlight being the Dragon of Shandon Parade on Halloween. Thousands of people, and creatures from the underworld, take to the streets to walk with the dragon as it travels between worlds in a celebration of the living and the dead. Click here for more info.

4. Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co. Cork

Haunted by the ghost known as the Lady in White, Charles Fort is known to be one of the creepiest places in all of Ireland, especially on Halloween. According to legend, there was a wedding that led to three funerals. The Lady in White was a new bride who tragically committed suicide after her husband was murdered on their wedding night. Horrifyingly, her husband was murdered by her father, who then shot himself after his daughter took her own life. And, of course, The Lady in White still wanders the fort to this day. It is said she is mostly seen by children who claim she is waving at them, but others have reported being pushed or tripped by the ghost. Yikes! Click here for more about the Lady in White … if you dare.  

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5. The Nightmare Realm

Wimps need not apply. This haunted house is legit. The Nightmare Realm claims to be “Ireland’s scariest Halloween attraction” and this year will be bigger and freakier than ever before. So if your looking to push the boundaries of your sanity and get positively petrified, then this is the place for you. Open during the month of October. Click here for more information.

6. Ghostly Pub Tour in Cork City

Calling all ghostbusters! This Ghostly Pub Tour takes you to Cork City’s spookiest watering holes. The highlight of the tour is the last stop of the night which stops at The Franciscan Well, reputedly Cork’s most haunted pub. Pints and pizza with ghosts? Count me in! Click here for more info.

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7. Cobh Ghost Tour, Co. Cork

The Cobh Ghost Tour is nice and creepy with a healthy dose of local Irish folklore. Learn about the ghost of an Irish immigrant, the haunting of Pillar’s Bar and the ghostly cries of a baby in a local hotel. For more information click here.

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Will you be brave enough to visit any of them?

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