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25th Oct 2019

Things to do in Dublin this Bank Holiday weekend that don’t involve drinking

Brian Dillon

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a few drinks. But sometimes, you’re just not in the mood.

Halloween may be one of those times of the year when you think heading out for drinks is unavoidable, but there are loads of unreal Halloween events happening that don’t involve pints.

Retro-drive in movies

There is a jam-packed roster of Halloween classics being shown at Leopardstown Racecourse this Halloween. Kicking off with Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire on Saturday, October 26, the Halloween classics being shown include Nightmare On Elm Street, Hocus Pocus and Gremlins.

Check out the full line-up here.

Night Watch at the Grand Canal

Starting today, Friday, October 25, Night Watch continues until the bank holiday Monday.

“Best enjoyed from dusk until 9.30pm, but visible all day from Friday 25th October until late on Monday 28th October, this illuminated nocturnal wandering is an atmospheric and darkly theatrical installation is unlike anything else you’ll see in Dublin this year.”

Click here for more info.


Are you feeling brave?

Farmaphobia is truly one of the scariest things taking place this Halloween.

Being Ireland’s largest interactive horror theatrical experience, guests journey through five terrifying experiences featuring WW2 zombies, aliens, mutants and terrifying clowns.

Click here for more info.

IFI Horrorthon

Naturally, it’s the best time of year for horror movie fanatics. And if you’re one of them, this series of movie screenings is definitely worth checking out.

The festival features a programme of over 30 new films, all premiering in Ireland for the first time as part of the festival.

The festival kicked off on Thursday, October 24, but runs until Monday, October 28, so there are still plenty of opportunities to see loads of unreal new horror movies.

Click here for more info.

NeWitch Project

This is another event that is only suitable for the brave.

Taking place at Newbridge House and Farm this weekend, the ‘NeWitch’ experience promises to be one of the most petrifying activities you can do in the lead up to Halloween.

“In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared while shooting a documentary. Now, 20 years on from the original Blair Witch Project, discover what happened to them for yourself.”

Click here for more info.

Bite of Dublin: Walking Tour

Foodies, this is one for you guys.

Taking place as part of the Bram Stoker Festival on Monday, October 28 between 3pm and 6pm, this food tour is set to be a unique opportunity to explore Dublin’s food scene with specially created dishes inspired by Bram Stoker.

The tour costs €43.55 per person and can be booked here.

Meeting House Horrors

Also taking place as part of the Bram Stoker Festival is Meeting House Horrors, a series of super spooky outdoor screenings happening in Metting House Square in Temple Bar.

It will kick off tonight with a screening of The Craft at 8pm, followed by American Werewolf In London tomorrow and The Lost Boys on Sunday.

Click here for more info.

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