Largest Halloween Festival in Ireland with 35 events in a week takes place in Meath

Friday, 26th October, 2018 3:14pm

   Largest Halloween Festival in Ireland with 35 events in a week takes place in Meath

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Over 35 events to celebrate Halloween will take place over the next week in Meath, in the Boyne Valley.  Considered to be one of the largest Halloween Festivals in Ireland it is part of the'Spirits of Meath-Samhain Halloween Festival'. With the events categorised by ‘Fun by Day’ family friendly events and ‘Frights by Night’ adult events, there is something to suit all age groups. The Boyne Valley has the distinction of being the birthplace of Halloween, as according to legend Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival that we now call Halloween, originated on the hill of Tlachtga, near Athboy in County Meath, in Ireland’s Ancient East more than 3,000 years ago.

Those wishing to celebrate Halloween will be spoiled for choice with many family events to choose from including Halloween Hunts; Friendly Witch Workshops; an opportunity to meet with professors of the wizarding world in Slane Castle; Spooky Mid-Term camps;  Scary Tales in Tayto Park; Pooka Spooka in Causey; to a ‘Haunted Halloween’ in the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Oldbridge. The adults are also catered for with many night-time events that will leave you scared out of your wits including Murder Mystery Dinner Parties; Rocky Horror Picture Show and Farmaphobia that is certainly not for the faint hearted.

On the eve of Samhain, October 31st, a re-enactment of the first Halloween 3,000 years ago will take place in Athboy, Co. Meath with a ‘Flame of Samhain’ being rekindled  where Halloween originated, and the retelling of the story of  Samhain. With the numbers expected to be in the thousands, all will gather at the Fair Green in Athboy before making their way in a torchlight procession to the Hill of Tlachtga, also known as the Hill of Ward.

The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival, now in its 10th year will run to November 4th and is an initiative of Boyne Valley Tourism in Ireland’s Ancient East. The full event programme and a downloadable Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival Brochure is available on www.spiritsofmeath.ie  

Over 35 events to celebrate Halloween will take place over the next week in Meath, in the Boyne Valley.  Considered to be one of the largest Halloween Festivals in Ireland it is part of the'Spirits of Meath-Samhain Halloween Festival'. With the events categorised by ‘Fun by Day’ family friendly events and ‘Frights by Night’ adult events, there is something to suit all age groups.  The Boyne Valley has the distinction of being the birthplace of Halloween, as according to legend Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival that we now call Halloween, originated on the hill of Tlachtga, near Athboy in County Meath, in Ireland’s Ancient East more than 3,000 years ago.

Those wishing to celebrate Halloween will be spoiled for choice with many family events to choose from including Halloween Hunts; Friendly Witch Workshops; an opportunity to meet with professors of the wizarding world in Slane Castle; Spooky Mid-Term camps;  Scary Tales in Tayto Park; Pooka Spooka in Causey; to a ‘Haunted Halloween’ in the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Oldbridge.  The adults are also catered for with many night-time events that will leave you scared out of your wits including Murder Mystery Dinner Parties; Rocky Horror Picture Show and Farmaphobia that is certainly not for the faint hearted.

 

On the eve of Samhain, October 31, a re-enactment of the first Halloween 3,000 years ago will take place in Athboy, Co. Meath with a ‘Flame of Samhain’ being rekindled  where Halloween originated, and the retelling of the story of  Samhain.  With the numbers expected to be in the thousands, all will gather at the Fair Green in Athboy before making their way in a torchlight procession to the Hill of Tlachtga (Ward).

The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival, now in its 10th year will run to November 4th and is an initiative of Boyne Valley Tourism in Ireland’s Ancient East. The full event programme and a downloadable Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival Brochure is available on www.spiritsofmeath.ie  

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