‘Spooktacular’ Halloween events taking place in Limerick

Lia and Declan ODonoghue enjoy Halloween at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, which will again play host to some spooky tricks and scary treats this Bank Holiday Monday from 12-6pm. Picture: Paul Deegan
THERE is a ‘spooktacular’ array of frightening events for all the family happening around the region this Halloween.

THERE is a ‘spooktacular’ array of frightening events for all the family happening around the region this Halloween.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park plays host to some Halloween horror this October Bank Holiday Monday from 12pm-6pm, with a host of events for all the family that will chill even the bravest of souls.

From the Haunted House to the Spook Train ride, Captain Jack’s Spooktacular Show to a Thriller tribute –as well as a thrilling visit to the Bunratty dungeons – the Halloween extravaganza will be a “day out for all the family,” according to Shannon Heritage CEO John Ruddle.

“With so much on offer, there’s something for everyone,” he said. “To top it all off, there will be our annual fancy dress competition with a whole array of prizes for the ghastliest girls and boys, and of course a special something on offer for the most ghoulish adult costume too,” he added.

Tickets and more information available from www.shannonheritage.com.

Meanwhile, the Jetland Shopping Centre is hosting the Happy Halloween experience from Friday, October 23 to Sunday, November 1, with an interactive Halloween experience that is “hauntingly good fun for all the family”.

The team behind the popular Santa Experience are hosting the event, with witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster, to entertain visitors in her magical spooky home in the Jetland.

The cost is just €5 per child, with free entry for adults, and everyone is encouraged to dress-up in their favourite Halloween costumes.

And the Milk Market is playing host this weekend to a range of activities that are taking place to mark the Bank Holiday and approach of Halloween. Face-painting, games, costumes, festive decorations, plus music, competitions, food fashion and family run will be the order of the day at the market, as the spooky holiday is marked in style.

The events will see money raised for Mid-West Spina Bifida, which exists to provide support, information and advice to people and families with the condition.

Special Halloween themed markets will take place from this Friday to Sunday. For more information and to get involved, please telephone 061-214782.

Limerick Greyhound Stadium will also have a special offer this weekend for families enjoying a night at the dogs. For €15, two adults and two children can get in the stadium, and will get a box of treats - with thankfully no tricks!