Last updated Friday 22nd October
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Halloween is always a massive event in the average Irish person's calendar. As Cady Heron famously says, it's "the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it". We obviously relate to this sentiment.
If you're looking to dive headfirst into spooky season and already have about 19 different costumes planned, feast your eyes on some of the deadly Halloween events happening in Dublin:
Dia de los Muertos at The Camden
An exclusive Day of the Dead brunch at the Camden with traditional Mexican entertainment and spot prizes.
Monsieur Pompier's House of Horrors at the Sugar Club
A night of creepy cabaret and macabre music, with prizes for best fancy dress!
The Big Scream NEIC
Dublin's North East Inner City Halloween festival, taking place over 8 deadly days with 40 eerie events. Featuring a weekend funfair, Halloween fairy garden and loads more. Find out more about specific events HERE.
Halloween at Dublinia
Learn all about the supernatural and ghostly happenings around medieval Dublin! This immersive experience runs from the 26th - 28th of October, between 11 and 1.00pm (every half hour) and 2.00pm and 3.30pm (every half hour) each day. Find out more HERE.
Grave Encounters at the Church
A weekend of spooky events featuring DJs, live music and performers and fancy dress prizes. Happening over both the bank holiday and Halloween weekends.
Ghosts of Madagascar Workshop from Dublin Zoo
A kid-friendly virtual workshop, exploring mysterious myths about lemurs and some of the spooky features that helped them become known as spirits of the night. Suitable for children ages 9-12, find out more HERE.
Creep Dive's Samhain Spectacular
This all day fancy dress event is more like a Halloween festival (the dream), with an outdoor scary movie screening, a D8 candle mini market, spooky games and entertainment and loads of other deadly bits. Happening Sat 30th, tickets available HERE.
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Shite Talk History Podcast - Samhain Special
During Shite Talk's first live podcast recording, the hosts will be swapping eerie stories from Ireland's history. Spooky vibes guaranteed.
Hocus Pocus Brunch at Nolitas
This 90s nostalgia dream takes place on the 30th of October, and your €20 ticket includes a brunch main and a choice of cocktail from Nolita's Hocus Pocus cocktail menu. There'll also be plenty of spooky activities on the day to release your inner witch.
A Weekend of Halloween Movies at the Round Tower, Clondalkin
There'll be a selection of spooky classics showing in East Village at the Round Tower from Friday 29th til Sunday 31st of Oct.
The Nightmare Realm at the RDS
For all the true spooky creeps who love a good scare. This event was voted Europes Best Independent Scare Attraction in 2020, and will be sure to frighten the bejaysus out of you.
Reopening Parties at Pyg
Step out, dress up, and fuel your night with 2 for 1 pygtails. Spooky events happening at Pyg on the 24th and 30th!
Heels of Hell at Vicar Street
What better way to spend Halloween than at a drag show? On October 29th, Vicar Street will host Drag Race royalty including Alaska, Shea Coulee and Laganja Estranja. Grab tickets here.
Ooky Spooky Special at Bow Lane
Even more Halloween drag, this time with legendary local queens and performers and Ireland’s premier non-binary drag entity Avoca Reaction on the helm. Happening October 28th, tickets on sale HERE.
Goblin Kings Masquerade Ball at Whelans
One for the Bowie fans and anyone who appreciates a good old fashioned cult classic, happening on the big night itself (Oct 31st). Tickets available HERE.
Samhain at Marlay Park
A spooky but family friendly walk through a haunted forest, happening Sat 23rd and Sun 24th of October. Free tickets available HERE.
SAMHAIN the annual Haunted Walk spookfest is back in all its gory glory in Marlay Park on Saturday October 23rd and Sunday October 24th 2021. Tickets are free of charge available at https://t.co/6T9T7deuEn from 8am tomorrow Fri. Oct. 1st. Details at https://t.co/kcJRH2zEUF pic.twitter.com/BZBL4k8qII
— dlr Events (@dlrevents) September 30, 2021
Dia De Los Muertos at 777
Fancy dress, sword swallowing and most importantly, cocktail specials all happening at one of Dublin's most beloved Mexican spots, Oct 24th.
The Halloweekender at The Academy
A full weekend of all things spooky and frightful from the place whose signs kept us laughing over lockdown. Getting back in there for real will be a special experience.
Death Drop at the Gaiety Theatre
This drag murder mystery starring Drag Race legends Willam, Raja O'Hara and loads more will take the Gaiety stage from October 26th-31st.
We'll add to this as we see more events popping up. If you spot anything you think other Halloween stans should know about, give us a shout!
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