The modern Halloween holiday is loosely based on the old Celtic holiday, Samhain, when the veil between the “real” world and the spirit world was considered to be very thin. There is little wonder why Halloween costumes have a creepy and spooky, or even down-right frightening appearance.
Events you shouldn’t miss:
THE NIGHTMARE REALM
You love to be scared? If so, the Nightmare Realm should be on the top of your “Halloween Activity List” this year.
Be aware, it’s not for the faint-hearted!!
When: 30 Sept – 5 Nov
Price: €13-15 (students) | €16-18 (adults)
Where: Albert Quay
more information and tickets: http://www.thenightmarerealm.ie/cork
FANCY DRESS PARTY
Celebrate Halloween in one of the scariest pl
aces of Cork – The Cork City Gaol. There will be free wine, beer, soft drinks and food until Midnight. There is more to be than that: you can finish the night with free entry into The Bodega.
PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUME!
When: Sunday, October 30th at 7.30pm – 12.00am
Where: Cork City Gaol
more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/halloween-fancy-dress-in-cork-city-gaol-tickets-28285902897?aff=es2
CORK ZOMBIE WALK
When: Saturday 22nd October
Where: Cork Opera House (venue)
ZOMBIE FUN RUN
With the “Zombie Fun Run” you can challenge yourself with this thrilling course and try to outrun the bloodthirsty zombies chasing you. Survive the course by reaching the Safe Zone at the end with as many of your tags as possible.
When: Saturday 29th October (there will be start times every 15 mins from 10am -1pm)
Price: €20 per Person | €18 per person for teams of 10 or more
Where: Ballincollig Regional Park
DRAGON OF SHANDON PARADE
Each year thousands take to the streets of Shandon on Cork ’s Northside to walk with the Dragon as it travels between worlds in a celebration of the living and the dead accompanied by an assortment of creatures from the underworld.
When: Monday 31st October (7pm)
Where: Starts from Butter Exchange Building Shandon – John Redmond St – Popes Quay – Shandon Street – Church St-Finishing at the Butter Exchange