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VIP’s top things to do this Halloween weekend

There’s loads to get up to.

Halloween has finally arrived, but if you’re still trying to figure out your options for the big night, look no further. We’ve complied the best ghoulish things to get up to this weekend, but don’t go blaming us if you get a fright!

15th World Ghost Convention
The World Ghost Convention is the perfect way to kick off this Halloween weekend. The event takes place in Cork City Gaol Heritage Centre, and will be the meeting place for anyone who fancies an evening of supernatural spooks. The night will see a number of international guest speakers talk about a whole range of haunting topics. Word has it, the event has it’s own resident ghost who has appeared to members of the audience in the past – eek!

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Halloween Spooktacular
The Halloween Spectacular Family Festival will be located on Arthur’s Quay in Limerick and is jam packed with things to do. As well as food markets and live performances, the event will be home to a vintage carnival for the weekend. In the carnival you’ll be able to hop on an old-school carrousels, helter skelters or you can even just take a spin around on the Ferris wheel if you fancy something less daring. It’s open from 11am-10pm all weekend.

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90s Halloween Horror
So if you’re not interested in going out in the cold over the Halloween period, this might just be the event for you. The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin is screening a number of our 90’s favourites over the weekend including Candyman, Silence of the Lambs, and our absolute guilty pleasure, Hocus Pocus.

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The Haunted Maze
For the first time ever, the Greenan Maze in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow will come to life for a spooktacular night of terror. If you’re feeling brave enough, all you have to do is bring a gauntlet through the maze – but you won’t be alone. Children up to 7 years of age can attend until 4pm, anyone up to the age of 12 can stay until 8pm, while teenagers and adults can enjoy the petrifying events ‘till 9pm. Advance booking is essential, and there’s an admission fee of €10.

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The Cauldron of Smithfield 

A collaboration of the local community (Dublin City Council, Joined Up Productions and Happenings ) will be taking over Smithfield Square for a monster bash tomorrow from 6-10pm in Smithfield Square, and best of all it’s FREE.

There will be plenty of thrilling activities and entertainment for souls of all ages to enjoy, including ‘Nightmare On Coke Lane’, a terrifying walk through history as local legends are brought back to life in a Haunted House, and The Witchin’ Zip Line – a first for the square! There’ll also be local entertainers, magicians, sword swallowers, dancers, Djs and more.

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