Halloween in Dublin

Enjoy fangtastic Halloween celebrations safely with all the family


Dublin City Council and local communities all over the capital have come together to bring you our biggest, scariest Halloween ever!  There will be a ‘spooktacular’ programme of safe family friendly events for everyone to enjoy in Dublin during the Halloween festival. For details on all events taking place across the city see http://bit.ly/DubHalloween16

Events include the Ballymun Otherworld Festival. This is our biggest Festival which attracts over 5,000 visitors annually. The evening begins with a community parades leave and continues at the Festival Village at the Civic Plaza, Ballymun at 6pm.  Entertainment will include fireworks, games, live music, a circus and lots more.

Finglas Fright Night is another popular Festival with lots of safe family fun guaranteed from 5.30pm at the Civic Centre, Mellowes Road culminating in a monster fireworks display at 8 p.m.

This year, a collaborative community project brings the communities of Ballybough Sean McDermott Street and Sheriff Street together, to give you the inaugural BallyMacSheriff  Halloween Festival in the North Inner City.  The festival programme includes a variety of themed activities including music, dance and arts & craft including a varied programme of entertainment for children, youths and adults to enjoy. Commencing in each of the locals areas in the afternoon three parades will arrive at Sean McDermott Street for a Street Party finale.

These are just some of the highlights of our festive Halloween events. Most events are free and a full list and further details is available at   http://bit.ly/DubHalloween16

“With the support of funding allocated by the North East Inner City Ministerial Task Force, via Dublin City Council, the communities of Ballybough, Sean MacDermott Street and Sherriff are looking forward to the first Halloween Festival of its kind in the North Inner City.  Attendance at Dublin City Council’s family friendly Halloween events, all over the capital, has increased greatly over recent years as dangerous and illegal bonfires are on a downward trend. I wish you all a safe and happy Halloween,” said Lord Mayor Brendan Carr.

Each Halloween Dublin City Council and Dublin Fire Brigade remind the public that bonfires are illegal and can pose a significant health risk to individuals and long term damage to our beautiful parks and open spaces.  We encourage everyone to report the stockpiling of bonfire material.  Information on how to report is available at  http://bit.ly/SPReport16 . For more information on the dangers of fireworks and their illegality see http://www.justice.ie/

Details of the Bram Stoker Festival brought to you by Dublin City Council and Failte Ireland can be found at www.bramstokerfestival.com   . The Festival takes place in Dublin City Centre from 28th Oct. to 31st Oct. 2016.

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