With Halloween fast approaching now is the time to decide where you wish to spend Halloween. What better place to visit than the wonderful capital city of Dublin. It has been said that Ireland is where Halloween originated so it is no wonder why Dublin knows just how to throw a proper Halloween party! For further details on Halloween in Dublin please read on….
The City of Dublin will come even more to life to celebrate the ‘end of the harvest season’ and the ‘coming of winter and the Celtic New Year’, also known as ‘Halloween’.
Halloween is often associated with the colours black and orange, and is strongly associated with symbols like the ‘Jack O’ Lantern’ which we are all very familiar with. Halloween celebrations and activities include trick or treat, costume wearing, costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, making lanterns from pumpkins: or ‘Jack O’Lantern’s as they are better known, playing pranks on people, reading scary stories, playing snap-apple, watching horror movies and much more. All of these activities are enjoyed by people every Halloween, however a visit to Dublin during Halloween will offer you so much more…
Samhain Parade – 31st October 2009.
Each year on October 31st the people of Dublin and its visitors come together for the Annual Samhain Parade. Samhain meaning ‘Summer’s end’ in Gaelic, is celebrated with a spectacular and colourful parade to mark the end of summer and the people are encouraged to dress up and join in the festivities. Spectators are treated to a splendid display of dancers, performers, monsters, ghosts, giants, goblins, witches and much more. The Parade will commence at Parnell Square and travel down to O’Connell Street, then onto Westmoreland Street and finally into Temple Bar where the parade will finish with an extravagant and colourful fireworks display.
Come and experience this fantastic parade and soak up the wonderful atmosphere that is sure to capture everyone’s imagination. The parade will commence at 7pm and is a ‘must see’ if you are in Dublin this Halloween.
The Ghost Bus Tour of Dublin is an extremely popular tour that is sure to have you at the edge of your seat! The bus is a very unique attraction that is fitted out in gothic style and includes a live storyteller who will take you on a ‘spellbinding trip’ through the streets of Dublin. Learn all about the origins of Dracula, his inventor Bram Stoker and many more!
With so many gruesome stories and tales this is a tour not for the faint hearted! This Halloween The Dublin Ghost Bus are offering limited Halloween specials, so check out the website today to avoid disappointment.
The Halloween Hidden Dublin Walks is a special Halloween excursion that will run on Thursday 29th October, Friday 30th October, and on Halloween night Saturday 31st October 2009. The meeting point for this is at Saint Audeon’s Church which is located at the Cook Street entrance. Please be aware that you are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
The tour will commence with a ‘Special Haunted Walking Tour’ where you will learn of many dark tales from this ancient city called Dublin. The tour will then continue by luxury coach to The Dublin Mountains where you will visit ‘The Hellfire Club’! This is one of Ireland’s most isolated, lonely and infamous places where people dare to go! Again, an experienced tour guide and storyteller will captivate your imagination with haunted stories and tales of this haunted location.
Tours last approximately 3.5 hours and cost just €29.00. Seats are very limited so book early and explore Dublin’s haunted side.
Dublin Fancy Dress Parties
Many of Dublin’s pubs and clubs will get in ‘the spirit of Halloween’ and play host to Halloween Fancy Dress parties. With great promotions and prizes you are assured of a great night when you visit some of Dublin’s many nightlife venues during Halloween.
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Have you visited Dublin during Halloween? Tell us of your experience. Perhaps you have other suggestions to spend Halloween in Dublin. Please feel free to leave your comments in the comment box below. Thank you and Happy Halloween.