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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.

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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'.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Hallloween Mid Term Festival

30 October - 31 October, Lisburn

Enjoy spooky themed Halloween activities and crafts at Island Arts Centre.

Harry Potter Hallowe'en at Crawfordsburn

Harry Potter Hallowe'en at Crawfordsburn

31 October, Co Down

All you Potterheads out there! Here's the event you've been waiting for.

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.

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

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.

Thriller Chiller Halloween with the Belfast Big Swing Band

Thriller Chiller Halloween with the Belfast Big Swing Band

31 October, Belfast

It's the Belfast Big 'Swing Band' 'Thriller Chiller' Halloween!! Come in costume, be it horrible or handsome.

Ghosts in the Glens

Ghosts in the Glens

16 October - 19 October, Co Antrim

The third Ghosts in the Glens Storytelling Festival will take place from 16-19 October. This year sessions will be held in Cushendun, Cushendall and Glenariff.

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.

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.

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.


Spooky Storytelling

31 October - 02 November, Belfast

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

Ghost Busters - Drive-In Movie

Ghost Busters - Drive-In Movie

29 October, Co Antrim

A fantastic pre-Halloween evening watching the comic classic Ghost Busters!

Not So Scary Halloween

Not So Scary Halloween

25 October, Co Antrim

Come along in fancy dress and bring your trick or treat buckets to join Mr Hullabaloo and his cast of colourful puppet friends down in the magical pumpkin patch.

Hallowe'en Fest and Craft Fair

Hallowe'en Fest and Craft Fair

26 October, Co Fermanagh

Hallowe'en Fest and Craft Fair
Come along for an afternoon of family fun and capers.Take a spooky tour of the house if you dare, you never know who you'll meet around the next corner...

Hallowe'en at Carrickfergus Castle

Hallowe'en at Carrickfergus Castle

25 October, Co Antrim

Do you dare visit creepy Carrickfergus Castle on this scariest of days?

Family Fun: Creepy Characters (7-11 years)

Family Fun: Frightening Fables! (4-6 years)

25 October, Belfast

Tell your terrifying tales to our Story maker, who like Dr Frankenstein, will stich them together to bring to life a Frightening fable… It's alive!

Suitable for ages 4-6


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