Spooks and scares aplenty as Limerick halloween festival is launched

The Samhain Halloween festival will take place across the bank holiday weekend. Photo: Brian Arthur.

THERE will be spooks and scares aplenty around the Treaty City this October Bank Holiday as a popular Halloween festival returns.

The Samhain Halloween festival will return to Limerick over the October Bank Holiday weekend (October 26-28) following its launch by Mayor Gerald Mitchell.

Lumen Street Theatre and Samhain: Limerick’s Hallowe’en Festival have joined forces for this year’s event which will feature performances, workshops, and storytelling galore.

The festival will celebrate Limerick’s most famous ghost, the Bishop’s Lady, with a parade that will see a parade of mythical creatures haunt the streets of Limerick, culminating in a fire performance.

The ‘Fire and Shadows’ parade will showcase an array of exciting pagan characters developed in the new creative HQ of Lumen Street Theatre on Roches Street.

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Workshops such as lantern making, mask making, and creative sessions where participants can make an undertaker’s hat or the Bishop’s Lady’s headdress will also form part of the festival.

Lumen Street Theatre aim to work with community groups across Limerick to deliver a fun and immersive Halloween experience for people young and old across Limerick.

More information can be found on samhain.lumenstreettheatre.ie.