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Join the Spooky fun on halloween bank holiday


TREAT: Halloween treasure hunt and fireworks

TREAT: Halloween treasure hunt and fireworks

TREAT: Halloween treasure hunt and fireworks

Trick or treat will get a makeover this weekend with a Halloween treasure hunt in the Dublin Mountains and fireworks lighting up the sky over South Dublin.

Hallowfest 2008, organised by South Dublin County Council and supported by the Herald, will be transporting kids of all ages to the forests on the Dublin Mountains for a ghostly family treasure hunt on Monday, October 27, leaving them to make a beeline to the enchanting and mysterious Hell Fire Club site.

This will be a different kind of treasure hunt -- one with a supernatural theme.

Families of all ages are invited to join in but are warned to wrap up well and expect the unexpected.

There will be a free park'n'ride facility from South Dublin County Council to the Hell Fire Club car park on Monday. It will leave hourly from 9am until 1pm. There will also be a free shuttle bus looping from Killakee, Cruagh Woods and Pine Forest car parks surrounding the Hell-Fire Club. So all participants will have to worry about will be those ghosties lurking behind the trees.

Hallowfest 2008 will also be running activities in Library Square in Tallaght from 3.30pm on Sunday, including fire jugglers and African drummers. Later on, there will be a firework display. More details on www.hallowfest.ie.