Have an Alternative Halloween.

Halloween in Dublin

Anyone else not feeling the whole ‘go to a nightclub dressed as a cat’ vibe for Halloween this year?

I love Halloween and I am sure there are plenty of you that take the whole dressing up thing a stage further than those just buy a nurse costume and think they’re it. Sometimes it can be a little disheartening when you bump into the 53rd Bane and 100th slutty dead cheerleader.

There are plenty of alternative things to do this coming week to bring the scare back to Halloween around Dublin that doesn’t necessarily involve standing in a room full of unimaginatively costumed people in your seriously over the top zombie attire.

A Journey Into the Heart of Samhain 

Where: National Leprechaun Museum, Dublin 1

When: October 24th- November 3rd, nightly

Already started, this Halloween event is proving popular with it’s first evening selling out pretty sharpish. The National Leprechaun Museum is bringing back its annual interactive show which takes Halloween back to its celtic roots.

This one of the most chilling things you do over the next week. It brings to life the origins of the celtic festival of Samhain. Each year the Museum embraces the dark side of celtic storytelling. Prepare to have the heebie jeebies. The building was once the morgue of the old Jervis Street Hospital so what better setting for a true scare over the Halloween period. This is an adult only event. For more information get in touch with musuem.

boxoffice@leprechuanmuseum.ie Leprechaunmuseum.ie (01) 873 3899

Bram Stoker Festival

Where: Across Dublin City

When: 26th – 28th of October

Ireland is the birthplace of Halloween and it is also the birthplace of one of the greatest horrow stories of all time. No Halloween party is complete without a resident Dracula so it makes sense to have a festival celebrating the author, Bram Stoker. At this time of year.

With seminars, movie nights in interesting locations including Christ Church, storytelling sessions and more this is the go-to festival for any true horror afficionados.

Visit the Bram Stoker Festival Website for more details and a full list of events.

Phantom’s Halloween Hangover

Where: Workman’s Club.

When: November 1st

Let’s face it; this is going to be more interesting and creative on a costume basis than any nightclub event

This guaranteed to be a good night with great music and terrifyingly accurate costumes. You’ll still see a few Banes and Jokers though. Interteresting twist; prizes on the night for the worst dressed.

It’s free in and you’ll be able to bop along to your favourite tunes with a bunch of well thought out costume enthusiasts. Fantastic.

Farmaphobia

Where: Causey Farm, Navan

When: Until November 1st.

Now this is the way to spend your Halloween: On a farm, being chased by ghouls. I haven’t been to this myself but it was recommend by a work colleague and it sounds positively terrifying.

It is on the same vein as the London Dungeon experience only on a Farm, out in the open, surrounded by trees. As you are lead around the farm grounds you will come across terrifying characters who are hell bent on making this the most terrifying night of your life. When you list expect goblins, ghosts and ghouls when accost you with the intention of inducing screams that could make milk curdle.

This sounds like an true adrenaline rush and although I’m missing it this year, it is totally on the cards for 2014. If you’re free this coming week and want a real scare this seems to be the place to go.

Get more information about tickets and times on the website.

What ever you do this Halloween, make sure its scary, fun and safe!

 

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