Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017 is a little under a week away. The fright fest will, as always, take place on 31st October, which this year falls on a Tuesday. One of the biggest and busiest nights of the year, this year is sure to be no different with a large number of events taking place all across the country. This year, ahead of the occassion, we are looking at events taking place near our hostels located throughout the country that might strike your interest.

The Gravedigger Ghost Tour

Gravedigger Ghost Tour






Location: Extreme Ireland College Green Tourist Office, Dublin 2

Distance: 22 minute walk from Dublin International Hostel

The famous Gravedigger Ghost Tour includes a free GHOULISH drink at the Gravediggers Pub and a free Haunted History Dublin Walking Tour. The duration of the bus tour is approximately 2 hours and costs €25 per person.

Date and Time: Thursday, 26th October – Tuesday, 31st October. Tours at 5pm, 7:45pm and 10:30pm.

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival

Spirits of Meath





Location: Boyne Valley, Co Meath

Distance: 30 minute coach journey from Newgrange Lodge Hostel

From Haunted Hills to Eerie Graveyards; Tour of Shadows to Friendly Witches & Spooks and Spells; Thriller Nights to Terrifying Terror Houses – The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival caters to everyone and will delight & fright equally.

Date and Time: Saturday, 5th October – Sunday, 5th November. Early until late.

The Northside Ghost Tour

Ghost Tour





Location: The Church Bar, Mary Street, Dublin 2

Distance: 14 minute walk from Dublin International Hostel

With more than a thousand years of history, Dublin is one of the most haunted cities in the world. The Northside Ghost Tour will take you through one of the oldest parts of Dublin, telling its rich and haunted history. The duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours and costs €13 per person.

Date and Time: Friday, 27th October and Sunday, 29th October. Tour at 8pm.

Halloween at Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol






Location: Cork City Gaol, Cork City, Co Cork

Distance: 30 minute walk from Sheila’s Hostel

For one week only, Cork City Gaol will be taking part in the Halloween festivities which will include music, face painting, fancy dress, storytelling and a black cat treasure hunt.

Date and Time: Monday, 30th October – Friday, 3rd November from 10am until 4pm.

Club Hell Halloween Ball

Club Hell Halloween




Location: O’ Reilly’s Bar, Tara Street, Dublin 2

Distance: 22 minute walk from Dublin International Hostel

For one night only, O’ Reilly’s Bar will be transformed into a massive haunted house from hell. Entry will be free and fancy dress is essential.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 31st October at 10pm.

Halloween Festival of Storytelling and Games

Storytelling Festival








Location: Muckross House, Killarney, Co Kerry

Distance: 45 minute coach journey from Killarney International Hostel

Halloween will be celebrated at The Schoolhouse at Muckross with an afternoon of of stories, music, Hallloween traditions and games.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 31st October from 1pm until 6pm.

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular





Location: Dunlewey Centre, Dunlewey, Co Donegal

Distance: 25 minute walk from Errigal Youth Hostel

A variety of different events for all the family to celebrate Halloween including: Face painting, Story telling, Magic Shows, Traditional games, Forrest walk and a display of fireworks.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 31st October from 1pm until 6:pm.

Galway Aboo Halloween Festival

Galway Aboo






Location: Francis Street, Galway City, Co Galway

Distance: 5 minute walk from Sleepzone Galway City Hostel

The Galway Aboo Haloween Festival is Ireland’s largest Halloween Festival and plays host to a number of activities and events and promises to be a superb weekend for all ages.

Date and Time: Saturday, 28th October – Tuesday, 31st October. 4pm – 11pm.

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