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Hallowe'en: Top 10 things to do in Dublin


If you're looking to celebrate Hallowe'en in a big way, there's lots happening in Dublin this year.

The Bram Stoker Dracula Experience

Prepare yourself for a very scary adventure based on the life of Bram Stoker, his great vampire creation (Dracula), and horror in general.

Beside Clontarf Road Dart station in the West Wood Club on the Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.

Opening hours Fri 4-10pm, Sat-Sun 12-10pm.



A two day celebration in South Dublin County. All events are FREE!

On Sunday 26th there will be an afternoon of Halloween entertainment in Library Square Tallaght.

Events include:

Hallowfest Intercultural Street Party - Fire Juggler, Lion Dancers and African Style Drummers and Dancers, Ghostbus with Scary Stories. Free Face painters in Tallaght County Library and Leisureplex. Storytime with Miranda the meany posh witch and Jacinta, the good witch in Tallaght County Library. Farmers Market

On Monday 27th October there will be activities at the Hell Fire Club, in the Dublin Mountains.

Events include:

Hallowfest Spooky Treasure Hunt from 10.00am, Spooky Walk, Halloween Characters & Spooky Storytelling.

Park N' Ride available


The Dublin Ghostbus

Haunted houses, Dracula's Dublin origins and a crash course in body snatching! For 14's and over and anyone looking for a good scare.

All tours start and end at Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O'Connell St.

Book online up to 1 hour before departure at www.dublinsightseeing.ie


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Get your fishnets and feathers out for the Rocky Halloween Extravaganza. Get ready to join the cast of Rocky, as they take you on a Time Warped excursion into the deepest darkest corners of you irate imagination.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, The Sugar Club, Leeson St.

Friday, October 31st. Doors 8.00pm. Show 9.00pm. Admission €15.


Dublin Electronic Arts Festival Oct 22nd-27th 2008

The seventh Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, takes place over the October bank holiday weekend 2008.

Musical highlights include appearances from the revered veterans of electronic experimentalism Nurse with wound, White Noise live at the Sugar Club, Trans Am and ZZZ at the Village, M83 at Vicar Street, and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop at the Digital Hub.

DEAF 2008 features a number of exhibitions in galleries across the city, many of which (The Joy Gallery, Thisisnotashop, The Joinery, Pallas Contemporary Projects…) are relatively new, independent and artist-run.


Screening of The Witches at the IFI Dublin

Lights Out! presents a Hallowe’en treat for the whole family.

Angelica Huston shines as the Grand High Witch that the whole family will love to hate!

Arrive before the film for pumpkin carving and face painting.

Anyone who comes in costume gets in for free!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street.


Hallowe'en Spooktacular at Dublin Zoo

This ghoulish day promises to be packed full of frightfully fun activities, including Halloween-themed creepy-crawler keeper chats.

Children can look forward to face-painting, a colouring competition, pumpkin carving and mask-making demonstrations.

October 25th, 11-3pm usual admission fees apply.


Children's book festival

This year is the first time that the dates have officially stretched as far as Hallowe'en and to celebrate the fact, this year the festival will be taking on a particularly spooky quality with many freaky, creepy and sneaky activities planned! Dublin is one of the selected locations for the festival.

Details of the 2008 festival will appear on their website (link below). Please check for updates on what will be happening in your area.


Magick Macabre

Magic gets shocking and scary in this devilishly exciting new show at the Olympia from 24th October to 1st November.

Combining illusion, magic and special effects, it promises a different type of theatrical experience - pushing the boundaries of magic and illusion to take the audience on a roller-coaster ride of thrills and terror!

Tickets from €25 and can be bought from Ticketmaster.


Hallowe'en Fancy Dress Party at The Spirit Store

Get your costumes on and whatever else takes your fancy for a night of feverish rock and roll.

Prizes will be given for best and worst dressed.

October 31st €10 costume / €12 without costume