Explore Ireland this Hallowe’en

MUSIC, spectacles and events, storytelling, tours, many of what’s on offering free admission is happening in Ireland this Hallowe’en for a spooktacular three days of Samhain, when the veil between this and the Otherworld is at its most thin.

With the start of summer many of Ireland’s renowned festivals returned, bringing domestic and international visitors to events around the country. This Hallowe’en from 28-31 October marks the return of festivals, music and food in venues across the country, inspired by the traditional Celtic Samhain Festival marking the end of the old year.

“Although Irish people travelled abroad the domestic market remained strong and we started to welcome back international visitors across both leisure and business,” said Failte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly. “We are also continuing our marketing drive to encourage people to explore Ireland and take short breaks through our ‘Keep Discovering’ campaign over the coming months.”

From the lighting of the central bonfire at the Hill of Ward in County Meath that over millennia, lit all others across Ireland to the Hallowe’en Festival at Dublin Castle there are events going on across the country to mark Samhain this year.

Find out more online at https://www.ireland.com and https://pucafestival.com to join clans and communities, gathering for the many festivals and events this Samhain.


Tags: Arts & Culture Keep Discovering Samhain

Image credits: Failte Ireland

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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