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PHOTOS Ghoulish goings on for Limerick Halloween 2022 – Spooktacular events for all ages

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Limerick Halloween 2022 promises more than fifty events taking place featuring frighteningly fantastic family fun and ghoulish goings on for grown-ups. Picture: Deirdre Power.

Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween Festival, returns to the streets of the Medieval Quarter October 27 – October 29

Our own Richard Lynch getting into the Halloween spirit as Dracula.

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 are:


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Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween Festival, returns to the streets of the Medieval Quarter in the city from Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29. Samhain Limerick 2022 Halloween Festival 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 October 15 to 31 helping to unleash your worst nightmares.

The Lough Gur Halloween Festival from October 21 to 23, 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 Sunday,  October 30. Ghosts, goblins and witches scares are guaranteed!

Twisted Tales in the Coach House of No.2 Pery Square, October 27 to 30, 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 October 21 to November 01, sprinkle some fairy dust and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve.

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

The Halloween Spooktacular Tour at the People’s Museum October 28 to 31 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 Limerick.ie 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 go HERE 

For more stories on Halloween go HERE 

Pictures: Wael Benayada/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.