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All fright on the night - Halloween in NorthernIreland

Halloween in Northern Ireland

Where better to scare yourself rigid this Halloween than Northern Ireland!

Another, darker side to Northern Ireland comes to the fore on All Hallows Eve.  Whether you are a visitor or a local, you will love our stories of ghostly going-ons, creaking stately homes, haunted hotels and spooky family attractions!  And with the release of Universal's Dracula Untold on 3 October, filmed on location in Northern Ireland there will be plenty of supernatural goings-on this Autumn.

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Festival of Light at Mount Stewart

31 October - 16 November, Co Down

Described as the "event of the decade" this magical event returns as the woodlands come alive with lights and music.

Fright Night at The Jungle NI

Fright Night at The Jungle NI

10 October - 01 November, Co Londonderry

Fright Night is an immersive, spine-tingling Halloween adventure not for those faint of heart!  A Hellish Hayride will transport you and your party to The Jungle's cursed forest whose carnivorous depths you must summon your courage to explore.

Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

Banks of the Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival

25 October - 03 November, Londonderry/Derry

Derry~Londonderry’s premier annual event., featuring five days of culture, art, imagination and of course, fun

Jail of Horror - Halloween Special

Jail of Horror II - Halloween Special

17 October - 31 October, Belfast

Get ready to scream your head off at the Jail of Horror! Your worst nightmares will come true as you make your way through the dark and windy wings of this famous Victorian prison.

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Halloween Concert headlined by Kian Egan

27 October, Armagh

The 2014 Halloween concert is planned this year at The Shambles Yard. Come along to see former Westlife star Kian Egan perform alongside support acts ‘The Whistling Donkeys’ and 'Hair O' The Dawg'.

Paranormal Tours - Halloween Special

Crumlin Road Gaol Paranormal Tours - Halloween Special

16 October - 05 November, Belfast

Crumlin Road Gaol has been interconnected with Paranormal Activity since it closed its doors in 1996. There have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 17 men executed over its 150 year history.


Spooky Storytelling

31 October - 02 November, Belfast

Pop on your fancy dress and come along to the MAC for some free frightening Halloween storytelling.

Halloween Extravaganza at Enniskillen Castle Museums

Halloween Extravaganza at Enniskillen Castle Museums

31 October, Co Fermanagh

Annual Halloween Event at Enniskillen Castle Museums. Fun for all the family. There will be ghoulish goings on, crafty capers, scary stories and lots of other entertainment. Everyone is invited to come along in fancy dress and join the festival atmosphere.

Broomstick Belle

Broomstick Belle

26 October, Belfast

Ghosts and ghoulies of all ages are invited to come along in seasonal costume to sample the unique steamy atmosphere.

Children will receive spooky good bags from the Wicked Witch.

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Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

Armagh Gaol Halloween Tour

17 October - 31 October, Armagh

Armagh Gaol has seen and heard many ghostly goings-on since it closed its doors in 1986, although some prison officers and prisoners would suggest this has been going on for much longer.

Newcastle's Haunted House

Newcastle's Haunted House

30 October - 01 November, Co Down

Are you afraid of the dark? You will be !!
Experience the thrill of the live action "Haunted House" if you dare. All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Ghouls & Fools

30 October, Belfast

Get into Glengormley this Halloween to see the Ghouls and Fools descending on Lilian Bland Community Park from 6pm on 30 October as the park undergoes a transformation to celebrate Halloween.

Apple Cart Fest

Apple Cart Fest

31 October, Co Fermanagh

Gather around our bonfire at the farm to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of winter. With fierce flames we shall drive away the winter nasties (for another night at least). Roast up some sausages and toast marshmallows and let the ghost stories flow as the bonfire crackles.

Halloween Half Term

Halloween Half Term

28 October - 02 November, Co Down

Come along for Halloween high jinks at Half Term at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum! In the lead up to Hallowe'en come and get your teeth into some seasonal apple games.

Hallowtides Festival Fancy Dress Competition

Hallowtides Festival Fancy Dress Competition

31 October, Co Down

The Hallowtides Fancy Dress Competition has become one of the biggest and most original fancy dress competitions in the area with three categories - Junior, Group and Overall, each category open to all with judging taking place during registration.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo - Halloween

31 October, Co Antrim

Join Belfast Zoo for a packed day of eerie activities including: creepy crafts, face painting, bat talks, a spooky trail and a fancy dress and best carved pumpkin competition.

People under 18 can get in free if they come in fancy dress.

Haunted Hezlett

Haunted Hezlett

25 October - 28 October, Co Londonderry

Back with all new ghoulish live action performances and other eerie delights. Set in the especially themed grounds of Hezlett House both inside and out, this is a night you’ll not forget.

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular at Junction One

30 October, Co Antrim

For a frightfully enjoyable evening, round up your little goblins and bring them to the Hallowe'en Spooktacular on Thursday 30th October 6-8pm (followed by Fireworks Finale) at Junction One International Shopping Outlet.

Ghost and Gourds Weekend

Ghost and Gourds Weekend

18 October - 19 October, Co Down

Prepare to be spooked. Come along to Rowallane for a bewitching day out with our Ghost Trail and even get a face painting.


Halloween in Ballycastle

31 October, Co Antrim

Halloween in Ballycastle. Spectacular fireworks display and Parade

Hallowtides Festival

Hallowtides Festival 2014

31 October, Co Down

Newcastle will host a jam packed calendar of spooky events as part of its annual Hallowtides Halloween celebrations. Attractions include live music, fancy dress competition, themed float parade and one of the regions largest fireworks displays on the seafront.

Hallowe'en Arts Scheme

Hallowe'en Arts Scheme

27 October, Co Down

Hallowe'en is coming ....but don't be getting spooked. Instead, spend the day at Ards Arts Centre making chilling Hallowe'en decorations that will terrify your whole family!

Lough Erne Golf Academy

Lough Erne Golf Academy

29 October - 31 October, Co Fermanagh

Halloween Golf Camps at Lough Erne Golf Academy
29th, 30th & 31st October 2014

A Ghostly Experience at Glenarm Castle

25 October, Co Antrim

A spooky, thrilling and fun experience for all the family around the Castle grounds. Get in the spirit by dressing up and bring a lantern. Under 1’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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