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Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 7:00pm

Scarefest in Carlow.


Scarefest in Carlow.


Take the kids out of the city to a Halloween party like no other in Co Carlow on Sunday, October 27 from midday to 4pm. 

Scarefest at Duckett’s Grove will have children’s entertainers, guided tours of the fairy forest, face painting, bouncy castles, pumpkin picking, music and more. Each child gets to choose their own pumpkin which they can take home, or carve in the pumpkin carving workshop. There will also be a craft market and food vendors on-site throughout the day. Admission is €5 and there’s a small charge for the bouncy castles. Advance tickets available on Eventbrite.

Ideal Home Show

The Permanent tsb Ideal Home Show takes place from October 25-28 at the RDS.

This is the place to be if you are looking for inspiration for interior design, a building project, or are about to jump onto the property ladder. Visitors can gather lots of helpful information on products and services to help achieve that Ideal Home.

Vacant Spaces

The Doorway Gallery is hosting an exhibition by David Ryan, entitled, ‘Vacant Spaces’, on Thursday, October 24 between 7-9pm at Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham.

Ryan is an outsider artist who works out of various squats around Dublin. His current projects include several series of oil paintings. 

He also participates in festival builds and is a committed member of the infamous Irish Underground piano bar crew at Glastonbury, and the Bog Cottage at Electric Picnic.

Lil’ Monsters Halloween Ball 

Halloween is on the way and if you’re looking for some spook-tacular family fun, the Hard Rock Café has just the thing. The Hard Rock Café in partnership with children’s charity Make-A-Wish will host Lil’ Monsters Halloween Ball complete with ghoulish games to get you and the kids in the mood for Halloween. 

Popular children’s author of Adam’s Cloud - Benji Barrett will also be there for some storytelling. There will be lots of Halloween fun and games and even a full Irish breakfast! All funds raised will be donated to children’s charity Make-A-Wish who grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions.

It takes place on Sunday, October 27 from 10am to midday.


The National Leprechaun Museum has announced a new immersive Samhain experience.

Veiled will take you on an immersive, site specific journey through the Otherworld in Old Mary’s Abbey this Hallowe’en. Guided by a spirit older than the city you will be taken into the darkest Irish tales, the ones long hidden from sight. Something is rotting, it has been festering for a long time.

Veiled opens at St Mary's Abbey on Capel Street on October 24 with nightly shows running until November 2 at 7pm and 8.15pm. Tickets priced €15 are on sale now from

Witness for the Prosecution

The Stillorgan Players present ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ by Agatha Christie on Thursday 24 –Saturday, October 26 at 8pm in The Parish Centre, St Brigid’s Church Road. Box Office: 089-2391498 or book on line

Bram Stoker Festival

One of Dublin’s most anticipated festivals, and now one of its biggest, Bram Stoker Festival returns to celebrate the supernatural, the thrill of Samhain and the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors this October Bank Holiday Weekend (October 25 - 28).

The Festival celebrates the gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural, and delves into the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors. The packed programme of events devilishly mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everything in between.

You can follow the fun online using #bitemedublin at and @bramstokerdub on Twitter and Instagram. See for details.

Dublin Marathon

Over 20,000 people will be taking to the streets of Dublin on Sunday, October 27 at around 9am for the KBC Dublin Marathon. 

Established in 1980, with a field of just 2,100 runners, the Dublin Marathon has grown to become one of the key international city marathon events as it plays host to some of the biggest names in marathon running. For this year’s 40th anniversary event, the KBC Dublin Marathon will see the number of participants rise to 22,500 runners, the highest number since the inaugural event back in 1980.

If you’re not taking part, get yourself along the route to cheer on those who are.

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