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Limerick is brewing up a magical Halloween 2023 lineup. Bishops Lady Acolyte, Grace Dillon taking part in Samhain for Lumen Street Theatre

Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween festival returns to the city and county for Limerick Halloween 2023

Limerick’s Halloween festival, Samhain, returns for another year celebrating folklore and culture

Get ready for a bewitching time as Limerick will bring some frighteningly fantastic family fun and hair-raising adult scare this Halloween period with a bubbling calendar of events.

Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween festival returns!

Samhain, Limerick’s Halloween Festival celebrating local folklore and traditions through talks and workshops, and fun educational events for children, including spooky storytelling – all set within the most ancient part of the city, Limerick’s Medieval Quarter. 


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A Nighttime Procession joins the Samhain Parade this year while other events include the Ungodly Bishop’s Pop-Up Confession, a Vampire Swim, Samhain Death Café and Tall Tales with Eddie Lenihan. Samhain is presented by Lumen Street Theatre and supported by Failte Ireland, Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council.

Something for the ‘little monsters’

Your little monsters will have a spooktacular time over the mid-term break with a list of Halloween Kids Camps to sink their teeth into, from family-favourites such as the Curraghchase Pumpkin Patch to the brand new Glinfest, Glin’s Halloween Festival.

The Curraghchase Pumpkin Patch returns from October 14 to 31 where a sprinkle of fairy dust will reveal your ideal pumpkin to carve. Face your fear of creepy crawlies at Wild Halloween in Newcastle West on October 28 and 29. It’s time for broomsticks and popcorn with the Halloween classic movie Hocus Pocus screening at University Concert Hall on October 29.

Famed for its castle and medieval heritage, Glin is about to become famous this October Bank Holiday for hosting its first-ever Halloween Festival.

Halloween in Limerick 2021 - I Love Limerick has compiled a list of things fun and frightening taking place in Limerick city and county this Halloween. Pictured: Richard Lynch as Dracula, 2015.
There is something for everyone this Halloween in Limerick! Pictured is Richard Lynch as Dracula, 2015.

With tickets selling fast, Glinfest is hoping to have a sell-out success on their hands.

Also on October 29 you can get Halloween off to the perfect start by embarking on a captivating outdoor experience through Limerick City, with Clued UPP – Witchcraft and Wizardry: Murder by Magic!

A lot happening for bigger Gowls and Ghouls

The Scare Factory opens at the Old Cleeves Factory on Thursday 19th unleashing your worst nightmares all the way through to the 31.  Spooky Dragged Up with Victoria Secret at Dolan’s Warehouse on Saturday, October 28 features Ireland’s leading drag queens and special guest DJ. Stage Frights! A Night of Spooky Plays features all your worst fears including vampires, evil clones, climate change and puppets on October 30 and 31.

Head of Marketing & Communications at Limerick City and County Council, Donn O’Sullivan said, “The Halloween offering in Limerick continues to grow and the team at Limerick.ie have once again this year compiled an extensive list of programming for the spooky season – whether you are after a trick or a treat, Limerick.ie has all the information you need.”

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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.