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Dublin City Halloween Events

Dublin City Council and Local Communities all over the city have organised a ghoulish programme of family friendly events for all ages to enjoy this Halloween.
Speaking about the Halloween events, Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha said, “Halloween is an exciting time of year and to encourage young people to enjoy it safely, Dublin City Council organises family friendly events all around the capital. I encourage everyone to get involved in one of these organised events and to stay safe this Halloween. Attendance at these events increases year on year, while attendance at illegal bonfires is on a downward trend. Bí cúramach agus bainigí taitneamh as féile na Samhna.”

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Dockers and Demons Festival

This new initiative in the Irishtown/Ringsend/Docklands area connects the historic and cultural significance of ‘Oíche Samhna’ while providing fun, family friendly events for people of all ages to enjoy.

The programme begins on Friday 27th October with a ghost ship docking at Charlotte Quay with the White Demon and a Banshee puppet emerging from the ship at 6.30 p.m. The weekend will be filled with workshops, entertainment and historical tours which concludes in a Dockers and Demons Parade on Tuesday 31st October which starts on Thorncastle Street at 6:30 p.m and goes through Ringsend and Irishtown before returning to Thorncastle Street for a Demons Party at 7:30 p.m.


Ballymun Otherworld Festival – October 31st

Get your zombie make up done in Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Sillogue Road, from 4:00 p.m then come along to the Escape the Zombies Parade which starts at 5:30pm at the Aisling Project, Shangan Road, Ballymun D9.

The main event will take place from 6pm - 8:45pm on Ballymun Plaza and includes a circus gerbola, main stage events and music, trad tent, alternative tent, craft tent, Witches Brew Café, Pride of Place Café, kiddies rides, refreshments and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.


Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival

The Annual Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival will take place at the Civic Centre, Mellowes Road on Tuesday 31st October from 6pm to 9pm. All are welcome to attend this fun, safe, family event. This year we will have many attractions including the teenage terminator fun fair ride, mini roller coaster, cups, saucer and a carousel, magic show, bouncy castles, stalls and music by local bands and groups.  The main attraction on the night will be the fireworks display.

For the safety and enjoyment of all attending Finglas Fright Night, An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council request that patrons leave bags at home. In line with standard protocol for all recent events, backpacks and large bags will not be allowed. Only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 will be permitted into the venue.

There will of course be exceptions made for people with medical conditions and children, but for the sake of everybody’s safety, all bags may be searched

This is also an alcohol and drug free event. Management reserve the right to refuse admission.

The Cauldron of Smithfield – 31st October

The Cauldron of Smithfield is back! We have a very exciting addition - a new 300ft zipline and a daunting bungee jump for the bravest of participants along with the favourites from last year such as The Haunted House, the circus area, the Main Stage with some incredible performers, The Big Screen, Bouncy Castles, food stalls, face-painting and more. We've also got a new Silent-Disco tent and football freestylers coming this year and there will be even more opportunities to win prizes in our FIFA 18', Just Dance & Singstar competitions on the big screen on Halloween Night!


The Big Scream

This event has been created by, and for the community, and is led by the Community and Youth Projects and Residents. It brings the communities in Sheriff Street, Ballybough, Summerhill and Sean MacDermott Street areas together to create genuine alternative ways of celebrating Halloween in a safe and fun environment. Among the many events which take place from October 26th – 31st are; playstation tournaments, a main stage with a mix of local, professional performers, bungee trampolines, world class street performers, best costume competitions and a haunted house.

Bram Stoker Park (Marino Crescent): ‘Bram Stoker Spooktacular’ interactive light and sound show with music and special effects on Monday 30th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Donaghmede Park (Fireworks display): This will be run in with the Donaghmede Estate Residents Association in Donaghmede Park.  Tuesday 31st at 6 p.m.
Kilbarrack (Fireworks display): This will be run in conjunction with the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) and will take place at Roseglen Football Pitch Tuesday 31st at 7 p.m.
Edenmore Crescent Park: This will be run in conjunction with St Monica's Youth Centre in Edenmore Park.  Tuesday 31st at 8 p.m.

Bram Stoker Festival   27th Oct. to 30th Oct. 2017

Dublin City Council & Fáilte Ireland Presents Bram Stoker Festival

This October Bank Holiday weekend Dublin is set to summon the supernatural as Bram Stoker Festival presents four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures in venues across the city from 27th – 30th October.

For more information visit www.bramstokerfestival.com


Time Location Event Admin Area
6 - 9 PM Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road Finglas Fright Night - fun fair, roller coaster, magic show culminating with fireworks display North West
11:30 AM Ballyfermot Library  Puppet Show South Central
11:30 AM Markievicz Park Zombie Fun Run South Central
3.00 PM Familibase  Halloween Carn evil South Central
4.30 PM Equine Centre, Cherry Orchard Haunted House South Central
6:15 PM Cherry Orchard Firework extravaganza South Central
2.00 PM Brickfield Park Zombie Fun Run South Central
2.30 PM Walkinstown Library Puppet Show South Central
5.00 PM Our Ladys Hall Mourne Road Magic Show South Central
6.00 PM St John Bosco Youth Centre Scare House South Central
8.00 PM St John Bosco Youth Centre Dyce Club South Central
7.30 PM Bru Youth Service, 51 St Agnes Road Junior Disco and visit from Fire Brigade South Central
12 to 4 PM Bru Youth Service, 51 St Agnes Road Halloween Fair for local schools South Central
TBC Bru Youth Service, 51 St Agnes Road Activity & Trip to Farmaphobia South Central
TBC Bru Youth Service, 51 St Agnes Road Haunted House, Drop in & Games South Central
8.00PM Drimnagh Castle Fright Night South Central
8.00PM Drimnagh Castle Fright Night South Central
5.30 to 7.30 PM Clay Youth Project, Crumllin Road Visit to Fire Station 9 - 13yrs South Central
12 PM onward Clay Youth Project, Crumllin Road Drop in Sessions, Pumpkin carving,Games, safety talks and Mystery Tour South Central
2.00 PM  Stannaway Court Halloween Fancy Dress Party South Central
7.30-10 PM St. Andrews Community Centre, South Circular Road Scary Stories, Classical music whth harpist Sinead King, Halloween Colcannon South West 
3.30-08.00 PM School Street FRC, School St  Halloween activities, Fancy Dress, Traditional games, and goody bags South West 
3.30PM - 7PM Liberties After Schools Halloween activities, Fancy Dress, Traditional games, and goody bags South West 
3.30 - 7Pm Oliver Bond Complex, Bridgefoot St Halloween activities, Fancy Dress, Traditional games, and goody bags South West 
3.30 - 7 PM Back of the Pipes - Flanagan's Field Halloween activities, Fancy Dress, Traditional games, and goody bags South West 
3.30 - 7 PM Summer Street - Pimlico Halloween activities, Fancy Dress, Traditional games, and goody bags South West 
2.00 - 5.00 PM Dolphin Park Halloween Bingo for the older residents of Dolphin House and Park South West 
4 Days Dolphin House Mid Term and Halloween activities for the children from the homework club South West 
2.00 - 4.00 PM Dolphin Creche Halloween activities, Fancy Dress, Traditional games, and goody bags South West 
Day Long Rialto Rialto Youth Project trip offsite to view other Halloween options South West 
Day Long South Circular Road AMAL Muslim Women's Group hold community clean up and celebrations South West 
6.00PM Donaghmede Park Donaghede Estate Residents Association run a Fireworks display North Central
7.00PM Roseglen Football Pitch, Kilbarrack Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme run a Fireworks display North Central
8.00PM Edenmore Crescent Park St. Monica's Youth Cetre will run a Fireworks Display North Central
11AM - 4PM Bushy Park Terenure Halloween Market South East
3 - 6 PM Daily Sandymount Green & Christchurch Hall Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival South East
5.00PM - 8.00PM Donnybrook Plaza Souls of Donnybrook South East
6.00-10.00PM Ringsend/Irishtown and Grand Canal Docker and Demons Ringsend Halloween Festival South East