Samhain: Limerick's Halloween Festival

Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th October 2019
  • Samhain - Lantern Making Workshop
  • Lumen Street Theatre Company bring a new festival to the streets of medieval Limerick this Halloween. They will create a parade of light in the medieval quarter of Limerick with a procession of lanterns made by the local community; launched onto the River Shannon- a way of banishing the darkness and remembering the souls of loved ones during the Halloween festivities. Photo: Sean Curtin True Media
  • Samhain Deep Roots - Shane Broderick

Public talks, family friendly workshops, tours and a parade are some of the events taking place over the three days. Celebrating, re-imagining and retelling local Halloween stories through history, folklore and traditions.

Samhain festival will culminate with a light filled lantern parade on Nicholas Street on Saturday 26th. The Bishop's Lady will rise once again to roam the medieval streets of Limerick City, haunting all who gather before her.

This bespoke festival will celebrate local folklore and traditions through talks and workshops, and fun educational events for children that will include spooky storytelling, all set within this ancient part of the city.

Limerick City

Medieval Quarter - various locations.

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