Spooky goings on across Limerick in lead up to Halloween

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

A FULL cauldron of spooky Halloween events is set to take place across Limerick in the run up to Halloween.

With festivals, shows, plays, and more, there is something for all the family across Limerick this scary season.

Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween festival, will be celebrating local folklore and traditions through talks and workshops, including educational events for children and including spooky storytelling, all set within the most ancient part of the city, Limerick’s Medieval Quarter.

Curraghachase Pumpkin Patch is open until October 31 and allows people to pick their perfect pumpkin and learn to carve it on site.

In Newcastle West on October 28 and 29, people can face their fears of creepy crawlies at Wild Halloween, while at the University Concert Hall, a screening of Hocus Pocus will take place on October 29.

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The Scare Factory has reopened its doors at the old Cleeves Factory site and will remain open until Halloween night.

Spooky Dragged Up with Victoria Secret will take place at Dolan’s Warehouse on Saturday, October 28, featuring Ireland’s leading drag queens and special guest DJ.

Stage Frights!, a night of spooky plays featuring vampires, evil clones, climate change, and puppets will take to the stage on October 30 and 31.

Head of Marketing and Communications at Limerick City and County Council, Donn O’Sullivan, said: “The Halloween offering in Limerick continues to grow and the team at Limerick.ie have once again this year compiled an extensive list of programming for the spooky season – whether you are after a trick or a treat, Limerick.ie has all the information you need.”

A digital guide of all the events taking place across the city and county can be found on Limerick.ie.