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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.

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.

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.

Halloween Concert headlined by Kian Egan

Halloween Concert headlined by Kian Egan

27 October, Armagh

Due to the success of the 2013 Halloween concert - organised by the Good Relations Unit in Armagh City and District Council in partnership with the young peer educators and the community connecter’s forum - an even bigger open air 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' before the evening ends with a fireworks extravaganza lighting up the night sky at 9.30pm.

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 that is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings...

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

29 October - 31 October, Armagh

Armagh Gaol has been interconnected with paranormal activity since it closed its doors in 1986, although some prison officers and prisoners would suggest this relationship has been longer. Built on an old military barracks there have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 3 men executed and many more deaths over its 200 year history.

This special edition paranormal tour will take you to the various hot spots of the Gaol where paranormal activity has been reported and the guide will tell you off the harrowing stories associated with these areas.

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

17 October - 18 October, Armagh

Armagh Gaol has been interconnected with paranormal activity since it closed its doors in 1986, although some prison officers and prisoners would suggest this relationship has been longer. Built on an old military barracks there have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 3 men executed and many more deaths over its 200 year history.

This special edition paranormal tour will take you to the various hot spots of the Gaol where paranormal activity has been reported and the guide will tell you off the harrowing stories associated with these areas.

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour

23 October - 25 October, Armagh

Armagh Gaol has been interconnected with paranormal activity since it closed its doors in 1986, although some prison officers and prisoners would suggest this relationship has been longer. Built on an old military barracks there have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 3 men executed and many more deaths over its 200 year history.

This special edition paranormal tour will take you to the various hot spots of the Gaol where paranormal activity has been reported and the guide will tell you off the harrowing stories associated with these areas.

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. With a Halloween Quiz to keep you guessing as you journey around the...

Spooked Out at the Mill

Halloween in Ballyclare

31 October, Belfast

Businesses in Ballyclare will be offering tricks and treat to kids taking part in Ballyclare's spooky orienteering trail from 3-5pm on 31 October.

Family Fun: CarnEVIL (4+years)

Family Fun: CarnEVIL (4+years)

25 October - 02 November, Belfast

Have a spooktacular time at the MAC this Halloween and creep to their CarnEVIL workshop.

The Hallowe'en Club Childrens Activities

The Hallowe'en Club Childrens Activities

27 October - 31 October, Co Down

Children aged 4-7yrs can enjoy 3 hours of fun-filled activities each day, with crafts, bouncy castle, art, games and spooky going ons! There is a Hallowe'en fancy dress party on Friday afternoon with prizes for the best costumes. This is a fully supervised club, giving parents afternoons to enjoy their own chosen activities.

Hallowe'en Torchlight Tours

Halloween Torchlight Tours

29 October - 31 October, Co Tyrone

Take a tour of the outdoor museum as darkness falls. Ghost stories, ghouls and witches bring the museum to life as you are guided around the exhibit buildings by torch light.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

Dracula - The Panto

Dracula - The Panto

31 October, Co Down

An hilarious spoof of the Dracula story done in panto style…
A bewildering series of costume changes with just two performers brings you a Dame, a naughty Count, countless others and great songs including Bat Out Of Hell, In The Midnight Hour, Bad Moon Rising. Do come – the Master is expecting you…

Halloween Kids' Party at Hillmount Bangor

Halloween Kids' Party at Hillmount Bangor

29 October - 31 October, Co Down

With a kids' lunch in the Gardeners' Rest, spooky face painting and
Clayriffic Halloween clay workshop.  Meet the real snakes and spiders
with Ecomantella. 

£10 per ticket.
Booking essential.  Fancy dress optional.  Prize for the best ...

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.

Dracula the Panto

Dracula the Panto

29 October, Co Antrim

This is a hilarious spoof of the Dracula story done in panto style. A Bewildering series of costume changes with just 2 performers brings you - a Dame, a naughty Count, countless others and great songs too.

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

31 October, Co Down

Newcastle's Annual Children's Halloween Fancy Dress Party promises to dleight both adults and children alike. Disco, face painting, tattoos, balloon modelling, badge making, party bags and much more.

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. Immerse yourself in the action if you dare! Fancy dress encouraged.

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!

Halloween Half Term

Halloween Family Festival

31 October, Co Down

The scariest time of the year is creeping up on us again as we get ready to welcome a host of witches, ghosts and ghouls and all their young apprentices to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

Hallowe'en at the Festival of Light

Festival of Light at Mount Stewart

01 November - 30 November, Co Down

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

Spooked Out at the Mill

Spooked Out at the Mill

31 October, Belfast

A haunted house, kids ghost train, fancy dress competition, street entertainment, a Cool FM roadshow and, lots of scary fun will be the order of the day at Spooked Out at The Mill in Mossley Mill this Halloween. The setting in the Civic Square at...

Spooked Out at the Mill

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.

Halloween for grown-ups

My Type of Holiday

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