A very Gorey Halloween is on offer in the appropriately named Wexford town of ‘Gorey’ this year. With over 20 different events taking place in Gorey throughout Halloween week until Saturday November 2, Halloween in Gorey is jam packed with fun events for all the family and the programme promises a spectacular celebration of the spooky season.
Everything gets a little bit spooky in Gorey on Halloween night with the Gorey Halloween Trail. Gorey Chamber invites you to weave your way on a trail of intrigue, visiting participating shops and gathering goodies on the way. The trail finishes at Gorey Library with a magic show and judging of the best costume for boys and girls. Anyone who arrives at Adventure Alley in fancy dress will get half price entry to the Halloween Disco on Ice. Follow the clues hidden throughout Gorey town to find the killer in Murder Mystery Gorey and a Children’s Fancy Dress Disco with lots of fun and games. Movies at Gorey present the terrifying new release ‘Haunting in Connecticut 2’. The Gorey Little Theatre will be performing ‘Mrs Doubtfire’, a great show for all the family.
A very Gorey Halloween Amber Springs Spooky Halloween Ghost Train, a haunted Halloween tour is on offer at Wells House and Gardens which promises to get scarier as the night goes on and the Tara Vale in Ballymoney hosts a Kids and Adults Fancy Dress Charity Fundraiser. Halloween at Kia Ora Mini Farm offers face painting, pumpkin carving competitions and a Spooktacular Disco.
On Saturday, November 2 the first ever DAAFT Festival takes place in Civic Square. Drug And Alcohol Free Teens is an event to promote the idea of fun without the need for drugs and alcohol to young people.
Haunting happenings are on offer right across county Wexford with paranormal Tours and a ‘School of Witches and Wizards’ is on offer at Enniscorthy Castle, the 300 year-old Wells House will host ghoulish guides telling tales of the resident spirits. Tales of the Enchanted Forest and The Park After will offer a fright at the Irish National Heritage Park, the spirit of Halloween is alive and well in Wexford.
The Irish National Heritage Park are celebrating Halloween with Tales of the Enchanted Forest kids tour for children aged 5-10. For the brave out there, The Park After Dark 2013 takes place at the Heritage Park from October 25 up to November 2. This attraction is super scary and kids must be over 8 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Loftus Hall, reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland are taking terror to an all new level and are launching a brand new interactive tour just in time for Halloween. Visitors can choose an evening over 21′s only version of the tour, however the new Halloween Quest Tour is also open for all family members with a caveat, you may enter of your own free will but only the Hall will decide if you’re allowed to leave.
Down the road at the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse and located in the graveyard of 1,000 ships there will be no shortage of spooky tales. During Halloween, the lighthouse runs ghostly tours, taking visitors up the 115 steps to the original keepers’ quarters. Atmospheric lighting, hanging spiders and creepy nooks and crannies along the way are not for the feint-hearted.
The Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle host a family ‘Fright at the Museum’ from October 27 to October 28 where visitors can enjoy a ‘Spooktacular’ day of fun and meet a host of gruesome characters around the museum courtyard.
Following their hugely popular sell-out Halloween shows last year, the Haunted Halloween Tour returns to Wells House this year. From September 21 to November 1 take a journey into the darkest heart of Halloween with the return of ‘The Horror of the Witches’ Bride.
For programme details of ‘Halloween in Wexford’ see visitwexford.ie
ENDS – October 28,2013.
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