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Ghostly Tours Hook Lighthouse

7th-29th October 2018

Website: www.hookheritage.ie

The lighthouse at Hook Head is worth visiting at any time, but these special Halloween tours are only for those who like the ghoulish and the terrifying! Four tours each evening take you through the darkened... [read more]

Spooky Town

12th October-4th November 2018

Website: www.spookytown.ie

A brand-new Halloween experience at Fota Island Resort Cork. Spooky Town is a friendly, scary kind of, funny place for smallies and other family monsters. With Wendy the Witch, Derekula, and Friendly Frankie... [read more]

Cheerio’s Children Breakfast 2018

15th-21st October 2018

Website: www.childlinebreakfast.ie

With ISPCC Childline celebrating its 30th birthday, the charity is particularly encouraging businesses and community groups to take part and raise vital funds for Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service... [read more]

Kerry Film Festival

17th-21st October 2018

Website: www.kerryfilmfestival.com

A festival of great cinema providing a great experience for audiences with contemporary short films, iconic classics, live film music events and niche film events in unique venues. [read more]

Imagine Arts Festival

18th-28th October 2018

Website: www.imagineartsfestival.com

Waterford city’s arts festival celebrates literature, spoken word, music, dance, comedy, visual art and theatre. Lots on offer for visiting families and children; arts programme with Waterford primary... [read more]

Happy Halloween Experience 1

19th-21st October 2018
Meet the nice witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster - at Dunnes Stores, 105 Patrick Street Cork and Jetland Shopping Centre, Limerick. Hattie will give you a tour of her magical and spooky... [read more]


19th October 2018

Website: www.mercyfundraising.ie

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join schools, companies and individuals from all over Cork and become Mercy Heroes by raising funds for The Mercy University Hospital. This year you... [read more]

46th Annual Suzuki Concert

20th October 2018

Website: Facebook/suzukimusicincork

Musicians in the Making (Suzuki Music in Cork) present the 46th Annual Suzuki Concert in Cork City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. Children aged 5 to 15 will perform classical and Irish music on violin and... [read more]

BOO! Leahy’s Open Farm

20th October-1st November 2018

Website: www.leahysopenfarm.ie

Take a trip on the haunted hay ride, find your way to the witches’ lair in the spooky forest to make a magic spell, and enjoy fun Halloween games and scary stories (not too scary) at Leahy’s Open Farm,... [read more]

Ghoulsley Manor

20th-31st October 2018

Website: www.ghoulsleymanor.com

Halloween event at Cuskinny Court, Cobh Cork with two shows daily of the Curse of the Purple Pumpkin. Afternoon show recommended for 4-8 year olds, and evening show for ages 8+. 021 2428868 [read more]

Baby Market Cashel

21st October 2018

Website: www.babymarket.ie

Buy and sell pre-loved infant, child and maternity goods from local businesses at over 35 stalls today at over 15 stalls today in Halla na Feile Cashel from 12noon until 2pm. The 3rd pop-up event in Cashel... [read more]

Free Art Tour

21st October 2018

Website: www.crawfordartgallery.ie

Enjoy a free family day out with a free public tour of Crawford Art Gallery Cork today from 2pm at Emmet Place Cork City. 021 4907857 [read more]

Wilton Werewolf at Wilton Shopping Centre!

22nd October 2018

Website: customerservice@wiltonshoppingcentre.ie

It’s going to be a spooky time at Wilton Shopping Centre this Halloween, with a host of events for both adults and children alike! Cork’s RedFM have teamed up with Wilton Shopping Centre to bring you... [read more]

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2018

24th-29th October 2018

Website: www.guinnessjazzfestival.com

Celebrating 40 years of jazz in Cork, with some of the biggest names in jazz performing in Cork City with street music, concerts, free fringe events, sessions and jazz parade on Patrick Street. [read more]
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Boo at Ballymaloe

26th October-4th November 2018

Website: www.ballymaloefestivals.ie

Halloween Arrives Early at BallymaBOO! Boo at Ballymaloe Set to Transform the Famous Grainstore into Spook-tacular Showcase for all the Family Those in search of a spook-tacular way... [read more]

Crosshaven Halloween Festival

26th-31st October 2018

Website: newsletter@crosshaven.ie

Going Green for Halloween! Halloween can be a time of tremendous waste but is also a great time for communities to connect. Crosshaven Festivals hopes to cut down on the waste and create a fun family festival!... [read more]

Halloween Howl 2018

26th October-3rd November 2018

Website: FB/kenmarehalloweenhowl

Expect the unexpected at Kenmare’s Halloween Howl in Co. Kerry this mid-term break! Family Fun Day, Haunted House, Ghost Bus, theatre, arts & crafts, workshops, Haunted Forest, Heritage Walk, Splat Ball,... [read more]

Happy Halloween Experience 2

26th-31st October 2018
Meet the nice witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster - at Dunnes Stores, 105 Patrick Street Cork and Jetland Shopping Centre, Limerick. Hattie will give you a tour of her magical and spooky... [read more]

Youghaloween Spooktacular Festival

26th-28th October 2018

Website: FB/YoughalSpooktacular

The award-winning Halloween festival celebrating the ancient festival of Samhain. Spend the weekend in the beautiful town of Youghal and go back to a time when the ancients believed that spirits walked... [read more]

Cork Zombie Walk

27th October 2018
Last year, over 300 zombies took part and raised nearly €2000 for the Irish Guide Dogs. Registration will be taken on the day at Grand Parade Cork. Registration €10 adults / €5 child, with zombie... [read more]

Irish Book Week

27th October-3rd November 2018
The Booksellers Association is launching, a new nationwide celebration of Irish books and bookshops. The week will include events throughout the country, celebrating Irish books and the central role bookshops... [read more]


27th October-4th November 2018

Website: www.loughkey.ie

Halloween Lough Spookey Fest at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park in Boyle, Co. Roscommon takes place from October 27th to November 4th, 2018!  Fun family events include a themed Visitor Centre, Science... [read more]

Pumpkin Patch 2018 At The Farm

27th-31st October 2018

Website: www.visitthefarm.ie

Help the Good Witch, Esmeralda, get ready her tricks & treats ready for Halloween at The Farm, Grenagh, Cork. Visit the Pumpkin Patch on the farm and choose the Pumpkin that's just right for you. Advance... [read more]

Spleodar 2018

27th-31st October 2018

Website: www.spleodar.ie

A family-focused arts festival in Nenagh Co. Tipperary now in its 18th year, with lots of activities for children to enjoy. Storytime with AnnMarie McCarthy; Halloween Cookie and Cupcake Workshops; Hip... [read more]

The Spooky Express

27th October 2018

Website: www.wsvrailway.ie

If you are brave enough, get into the spirit of Halloween at the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway in Kilmeadan Co. Waterford. Each year brave families visit the railway and take a 30-minute trip through... [read more]

Free Art Tour

28th October 2018

Website: www.crawfordartgallery.ie

Enjoy a free family day out with a free public tour of Crawford Art Gallery Cork today from 2pm at Emmet Place Cork City. 021 4907857 [read more]

Halloween Fancy Dress Parade

28th October 2018

Website: www.killarneyoutletcentre.com

Celebrate Halloween at Killarney Outlet Centre from 2 – 6pm today with loads of free activities, and a Fancy Dress Parade at 4pm! Be afraid and very afraid as a wide array of ghouls, goblins, ghosts,... [read more]

Halloween Junior Space Camp

28th October 2018
Join in a Junior Space Camp with a Halloween twist for kids aged 5-7 years in CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork from 12 noon – 1.30pm. Make Monster Moons, Monster Volcano’s and Lava Lamps as well... [read more]

HQ Harvest Feast

28th October 2018

Website: www.growhq.org

This time of year, is the traditional celebration of earth's bounty. With an abundance of tasty, autumn fare now available, and plenty of summer's boon still there to enjoy, the autumn offering is truly... [read more]

Junior Cookery Club

28th October 2018

Website: www.growhq.org

Preparing a simple, tasty healthy meal is an essential life skill and it's never too early to start learning. GROW HQ are committed to inspiring and educating the next generation to grow, cook and eat... [read more]

Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival

28th October 2018

Website: FB/Knocknagoshel Halloween Group

Are you brave enough to walk the famous ghost trail? If you’re feeling brave, join in the family fun annual ghost trail celebrating its 25th Ghost Trail at the Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival in Co.... [read more]

October Mid-Term Railway Trips

28th October-4th November 2018

Website: www.wsvrailway.ie

Enjoy a forty-minute trip on narrow gauge railway, boarding at Kilmeadan Station, through the countryside and along the banks of the River Suir as far as Carriganore. The train will then return to Kilmeadan... [read more]

Free Family Tour

29th October 2018

Website: www.crawfordartgallery.ie

Enjoy a free family friendly tour this bank holiday at 2pm in the Crawford Art Gallery Cork today from 2pm at Emmet Place Cork City. 021 4907857 [read more]

Halloween Camp 2018

29th October-2nd November 2018

Website: mysplink.com/adventureacademy/hw18

Multi-activity camp for primary school children aged 5-13 years at Bishopstown GAA Cork, hosted by The Adventure Academy Ltd. Enjoy water-based activities, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, orienteering,... [read more]

October 2018 Mid-Term Break

29th October-2nd November 2018
Primary schools will close from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive. Schools re-open after mid-term on Monday 5th November - check exact dates in your area with your child’s school. [read more]

Anyone 4 Science Halloween Workshop Midleton

30th October 2018

Website: www.anyone4science.com

Midleton Education Together NS, Market Green, Midleton. Suitable for kids ages 5-13 years. Explore Halloween science - electricity, shadows, bats, oozing slime, puking pumpkins and much more...Workshop:... [read more]

DigiWiz Halloween Camps

30th-31st October 2018
October mid-term DigiWiz Halloween Camps will be held at Kerryhead/Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre Co. Kerry. To book call or text Declan on 0877625905 or email declan@digiwiz.ie or message via Facebook.... [read more]

Fang'Tastic Halloween Camp

30th October-2nd November 2018

Website: info@traleebaywetlands.org

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is hosting its annual Fang'tastic Halloween Camp for children aged 5 years to 12 years. Time: 10am – 2pm (drop off 9.45m) Cost: €90 per child 4-day camp - €70 per child... [read more]

Halloween Haunt Pony Fun Camp!

30th October-2nd November 2018
It's time for the Halloween Haunt Pony Fun Camp at Lee Valley Equestrian Centre, Co. Cork. Ponies, riding lessons, caring for ponies, trekking, crafts, trick or treating... So much to do, so little time!... [read more]

Krafty Kids Halloween Art Camp

30th-31st October 2018
Get ready for trick-or-treating, mask making, painting and more at Carrigaline Community Complex Cork. This two-day Halloween art camp takes place from 9.30am – 1pm. Booking is essential as classes fill... [read more]

Anyone 4 Science Halloween Workshop Mallow

31st October 2018

Website: www.anyone4science.com

Suitable for kids ages 5-13 years. Explore Halloween science - electricity, shadows, bats, oozing slime, puking pumpkins and much more...Workshop: 10am - 3pm. Early Bird Sale €40.50 until October 3rd.... [read more]

Dragon of Shandon 2018

31st October 2018
She’s back, she’s hungry and she’s brought friends. Emerging once more from the underworld, the 36 foot Dragon made using 'Tape sculpture' techniques, will prowl the streets escorted by her legion... [read more]

Spooktacular Halloween Pony Camp

31st October 2018

Website: www.bridestownequestrian.com

The Spooktacular Halloween Pony Camp for Witches, Goblins, Ghosts and all things scary at Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre. Enjoy Ghostly Grooming, Monster Mash Mucking Out. Boo’tiful Riding Skills, The... [read more]

Cork International Short Story Festival

9th December-15th September 2018

Address: Cork City

Website: www.corkshortstory.net

Enjoy readings, public interviews, seminars, The Seán O Faoláin Prize, and The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship. Events take place in the Firkin Crane Theatre and... [read more]

Superhero Day

Website: anita.carty@specialolympics.ie

Special Olympics Ireland are asking schools, groups, and organisations to hold a Superhero Day this October and let your heroes shine through! For tips on planning your event, invitations, sponsorship... [read more]