Ghoulish goings-on in Limerick this Halloween

From Frighteningly Fantastic Family fun to Ghoulish Goings-on for Grown-Ups, Limerick is the place to be for a satisfyingly scary Halloween.

With more than fifty events taking place all across the city and county over the Halloween period there is something for everyone. 

Among the events taking place: 

Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween Festival, returns to the streets of the Medieval Quarter in the city between 27 and 29 October. This bespoke festival will celebrate local folklore and traditions through talks, workshops and fun educational events for children that will include spooky storytelling, all set within this ancient part of the city.  

Events include the Ungodly Bishop’s Bride, Samhain Death Café, Tall Tales with Eddie Lenihan, and the Samhain Parade of Light to name but a few. Samhain is presented by Lumen Street Theatre and part funded by Limerick City and County Council. 

The Scare Factory opens its doors again in the chilling surroundings of Cleeves from 15 to 31 October helping to unleash your worst nightmares. 

The Lough Gur Halloween Festival on 21 to 23 October is a weekend celebration with art storytelling, lantern making and spooky science by the misty shores of Lough Gur.  

A scary Halloween night is what awaits you if you are brave enough to go to the Castleconnell Fright Fest, on 30 October. Ghosts, goblins and witches scares are guaranteed! 

Twisted Tales in the Coach House of No.2 Pery Square from 27 to 30 October sees the Opera Workshop ensemble bringing you tales of portentous old dears, contentious wills, wild geese and ships lost at sea. Enjoy, if you dare, the short, sharp, series of eerie tales. 

For the children, you can wander through the Curraghchase Pumpkin Patch from 21 October to 01 November, sprinkle some fairy dust and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve. 

Friars’ Gate Theatre is hosting two Halloween Puppet Shows on 17 October. The Teddy, The Witch & The Pumpkin takes place first, before The Legend of Sleepy Hallow takes to the stage. 

The Halloween Spooktacular Tour at the People’s Museum from 28 to 31 October is a tour with a Halloween twist and some sweet treats for after your visit. For ages 8+. 

As the October Mid Term break takes place at this time, a listing of Horrid Halloween Kids Camps are available. 

All of the events happening around Limerick for Halloween have been compiled in a digital guide available on by the Marketing & Communications Department of Limerick City and County Council. 

Head of Marketing & Communications Donn O’Sullivan said: “Limerick is certainly the place to be this Halloween with a program of events for all the family. From frighteningly fantastic family fun to ghoulish goings-on for grown-ups too, Limerick’s programme of in person events is sure to make this Halloween season one to remember” 

For more information and for all the ghoulish-goings-on and spooktacular events we dare you to check out or download the Halloween in Limerick brochure here.

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