1. The Nightmare Realm
Oct 29 – Nov 5. Based out in the RDS, this is an extreme walk- through horror event which preys on your deepest fears and nightmares and twists them into a deadly reality. It’s a haunted house for no other and certainly not for the faint of heart. They claim to be ‘Ireland’s most extreme scare attraction, and are masters at creating horror and fear.’ But be warned, because this is not your typical (boo) haunted house – there are no ghosts and goblins – the sets and live creatures prey on your darkest fears and bring your nightmares to life.
2. Halloween pumpkin carving Rathwood
Oct 20 – 31. If you have something more family- friendly in mind after the severe spooking at the nightmare realm, Rathwood park invites you to Join the Rathwood Halloween Pumpkin Train this Halloween for a spooktacular Halloween adventure in Carlow. On this adventure you will be greeted by friendly creatures, witches and a few spooky characters. Hop on the train if you dare to enter the enchanted woods where mysterious creatures live. It is your task to help Gretel travel safely through the enchanted woods to find her way home. If you are brave enough to enter the pumpkin patch in the enchanted woods you can pick your favourite pumpkin and with the help of our friendly witches carve your favourite picture onto it. When your pumpkin is complete, you can take it home.
3. Spooktacular Boo at Dublin Zoo
Oct 31. If you want to celebrate Halloween surrounded by wildlife head on over to Dublin Zoo, with creepy arts and crafts, spine-chilling keeper talks and spooky face painting, you won’t want to miss out! They invite you to Join them for monster music on the Great Lawn as well as many other festive activities!
4. Haunted Spooktacular in County Meath
Oct 13, 20, 21 & 27-31.Are you looking for something exciting this Halloween? Haunted Spooktacular is the experience for you. Step inside your own personal horror movie as you will experience the terrifying Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm Halloween event at Grove Gardens in Kells, Co Meath.Journey through frightening themed indoor & outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen.
5. Pooka Spooka at Causey Farm
Oct 28 – 31. If you want a fun day out get yourself over to Causey Farm, Co. Meath. Here you and your kids can experience a pumpkin-carving demonstration, traditional games and crafts, scarecrow corn maze, squeeze n Scurry, a hayride, Cage Maze, Limb Throwing, Broomstick Rides, storytelling, a tunnel of Terror and much more! Voted the best Halloween event in Leinster 2015 by the primary times, this is one the kids are sure to love.
6. Farmaphobia at Causey Farm
Oct 13, 14, 19-22, 25-31. Farmaphobia is Ireland’s only dedicated Scream Park with 5 amazing and diverse Haunt Experiences which will terrify and push your nerves to the limit. Farmaphobia is held at Causey Farm, north of Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland, just a few miles from the original home of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain which has become our modern day Halloween. Anything can happen!
7. Westport House Events
Oct 28-31. Join Westport House for a treat (no tricks promise) with an explosive Fireworks Extravaganza and haunting Halloween dance on the front lawn of Westport House. Make sure you dress to impress and look scarily good as you could be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes in the costume competition – adults too!
8. Trick or Treat trail in County Kilkenny- Castlecomer Discovery park
Oct 20, 21, 27-31. Follow the clues on a fun-filled Moody Monster Trick or Treat Trail through a mysterious woodland. Make your way back to the Visitor Centre to receive your trick or treat! What’s it going to be? A lump of our Castlecomer coal or maybe a special treat for the family to share?
9. ScaryTales at Malahide Castle
Oct 27-31. This year join Hattie the Malahide Castle Housekeeper for some ghostly castle capers as she prepares for the annual Halloween Party. Hattie will take you on a tour through the castle where strange things have been happening. You’ll need to keep your eyes peeled.You never know who you might meet!!
Party with the Monster Mash Masters in the Visitor Centre afterwards where they will be teaching some scary dance moves! They love little monsters at Malahide Castle so dress up as your favorite one and be in with a chance to win some frighteningly fantastic prizes!
10. Halloween at Dublinia
Oct 24-31.“Tis widely known that spirits do enter the body through the hair and the way to drive these out is to cut this hair wherever it do appear.”
Just outside Dublin’s medieval market, Thomas O’Brien the bloody Barber Surgeon meets Biddy Deasy who specialises in ‘alternative’ methods of healing! Listen to their stories (and arguments) about life, death and disease in Medieval Dublin.
Staged by Deilg Inis living history theatre company, Creepy Cures and Ridiculous Remedies will revive Medieval life, and death, this Halloween.
11. Tayto Park Morbid Manner
Oct 20-30. An old manor stands abandoned… people fear this place, they fear what they may find inside, for a history of violence runs through its blood stained walls. Rumour has it that people have disappeared inside its walls. The stories of its past speak of pure evil, hidden rooms and murder. It is a place of death and once you step inside, there is nooooo escape!