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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Horror house helps raise sick children's spirits

Ken's Halloween House of Horrors in Killiney, Co Dublin, has raised thousands for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) sufferers
Ken's Halloween House of Horrors in Killiney, Co Dublin, has raised thousands for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) sufferers
EB sufferers Casey Connors (3) and Claudia Scanlon (11)
Aideen Sheehan

Aideen Sheehan

Suburbia underwent a spooky makeover this week, as thrill-seekers flocked to a south Dublin estate.

The Halloween House of Horrors, in Killiney's Bayview estate, started with a couple of discarded dummies, but now raises thousands each year for Debra Ireland to help children with the chronic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Electrician Ken Carraher has transformed his entire front garden into a spooky marquee, crammed full of hundreds of moving witches, zombies and giant spiders.

This is the 16th year that his suburban home has been turned into a Halloween spectacle, with Ken spending over a month wiring up all the special effects.

EB is an incurable genetic skin condition.

Irish Independent

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