Famed for its castle and medieval heritage, Glin is about to become famous this October Bank Holiday for hosting Glinfest, its first-ever Halloween Festival.
Glinfest is the inaugural Halloween festival and aims to raise funds for Glin Development over this October Bank Holiday weekend
Famed for its castle and medieval heritage, Glin is about to become famous this October Bank Holiday for hosting its first-ever Halloween Festival.
With tickets selling fast, Glinfest is hoping to have a sell-out success on their hands.
First up is the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 28th. Families will get to choose their pumpkins at the Patch which is set on the grounds of St. Paul’s Heritage Centre at the bottom of the Knights Walk. From there they will move on to the Spooky Walk in the nearby woods.
On Sunday, there is a Halloween hoolie planned in Ceol Ceorbrai and it is strictly for adults only who are mad to get dressed up for Halloween.
Glinfest representative Claire Wallace is delighted that there has been so much interest in the Halloween Festivities.
“This is the first Glinfest and we want to make sure there’s fun for the whole family. The Pumpkin Patch promises a great afternoon of Halloween fun for families who are coming from all over Limerick.
“There are only a certain number of tickets available so if you are thinking of going please book your tickets sooner rather than later by emailing [email protected]. There’s plenty going on at the patch. We have the main event of pumpkin carving and then we have face painting, storytelling plus epic Halloween Hot chocolates and tasty treats!”
At just €10 for a family ticket, each family ticket receives 2 pumpkins and then if you want extra pumpkins you can buy them on the day.
Choose your pumpkin carving session (2-2:30pm, 2.30-3pm, 3-3.30pm or 3.30-4pm) and then stay on in the grounds for story-telling, games, face-painting and Halloween Hot Chocolates.
“After the Pumpkin patch, there is a Spooky Walk in the nearby woods -child friendly of course! That’s available for an additional €10 per family.”
“And for the adults, we have a Halloween Hoolie in Ceol Ceorbrai. DJ Joe Scanlon will be belting out the thrillers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. There’s a full bar, bbq and plenty of fun! Tickets are only €10 and there are prizes for best dressed and everyone that attends will be entered into a door prize. Tickets to our Sunday night event can be bought from committee members or local businesses too.”
It’s all in aid of Glin Development which helps fund the local Glin Knights Museum, Glin Heritage Trails,l (including Knight’s Walk), Glin Playground, Glin Pier, Glin Town Park, Glin Tidy Towns, St. Paul’s Heritage Centre and Gardens of Remembrance in the picturesque village located along the N69.
The festival is being run by a subcommittee of local volunteers and all are making certain that this will be a Halloween to remember!