Tuesday 13 November 2018

Barbara McCarthy: 'Halloween - upsetting and a waste of money - not to mention the ghastly spiders'

Ghoulish: Pictured at this week’s Halloween spooktacular at Bunratty Castle is Harrison O’Doherty, from Co Clare. Photo: Sean Curtin
Ghoulish: Pictured at this week’s Halloween spooktacular at Bunratty Castle is Harrison O’Doherty, from Co Clare. Photo: Sean Curtin

Barbara McCarthy

I'm something of an anti-festive dissident grinch, so I'll be glad to see the back of Halloween.

I'm not sure whether it was the severed foot dangling from a piece of rope outside a house or the dog dressed as an 's' walking across a lawn looking like something from 'The Exorcist', but I'm over it. (I refer to spiders as 's' because I simply can't bear these eight-legged hairy creatures that are ubiquitous during this time of year.)

You can't even have a pint in a pub without having to fraternise with a plastic 's' dangling out of a fake web in front of you. Why not leave them out of festivities altogether?

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