Halloween will bring some ghoulish goings-on to Limerick

Samhain, Limerick's Halloween Festival, returns from October 27 to 29.

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

More than fifty events will take place across the city and county from next weekend all the way through to November 1.

The Samhain Halloween Festival returns to the streets of the city’s Medieval Quarter between October 27 and 29. This bespoke festival will celebrate local folklore and traditions through talks, workshops and educational events for children that will include spooky storytelling.

Events include the Ungodly Bishop’s Bride, Samhain Death Café, Tall Tales with Eddie Lenihan, and the Samhain Parade of Light.

Presented by Lumen Street Theatre, Samhain is part funded by Limerick City and County Council.

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The Scare Factory opens its doors again in the chilling surroundings of the former Cleeves factory from October 15 to 31.

The Lough Gur Halloween Festival from October 21 to 23 is a weekend celebration with art, storytelling, lantern making and spooky science by the misty shores of Lough Gur.

A scary Halloween night is what awaits at the Castleconnell Fright Fest, on October 30 when ghosts, goblins and witches scares are guaranteed.

Twisted Tales in the Coach House of No.2 Pery Square from October 27 to 30 sees the Opera Workshop ensemble bringing tales of portentous old dears, contentious wills, wild geese and ships lost at sea. Enjoy, if you dare, the short, sharp, series of eerie tales.

Children can wander through the Curraghchase Pumpkin Patch from October 21 to November 1, sprinkling some fairy dust and picking the perfect pumpkin to carve.

The Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock is hosting two Halloween Puppet Shows on October 17 when the Teddy, the Witch and the Pumpkin will be followed by The Legend of Sleepy Hallow.

The Halloween Spooktacular Tour at the People’s Museum from October 28 to 31 is a tour with a Halloween twist and some sweet treats for adults and children over eight.

As the October Mid Term break takes place at this time, a listing of Horrid Halloween Kids Camps are available.

For more information on all the ghoulish-goings-on and spooktacular events, we dare you check out Limerick.ie/Halloween