This is a small festival in a room over Kavanagh’s pub in Portlaoise, but if comedy is what you are looking for this Halloween you are not going to be disappointed.
It’s a great line up with plenty of less well known comedians to discover alongside some of the top names in Irish comedy.Read More
With its rich fruit and the plentiful addition of whiskey, this pudding has an important place at the table in any traditional Irish Christmas
It’s often called Plum Pudding, but it doesn’t actually contain any plums. Many pudding recipes use suet but I prefer this lighter butter-based version.Read More
Derry claims to host Europe’s biggest and best Hallowe’en festival, and it is certainly an action packed weekend with lots of fantastic events for every age.
Halloween night itself is the highlight of the weekend, starting with ‘Carnival of Lights’ Parade and ending with a spectacular fireworks display with almost all those attending dressed in suitably ghoulish costumes.Read More
Famously haunted, Wickow Gaol will be a place of untold horror this Hallow’een with a series of spooky events for Halloween Week!
There is ghost story telling, fancy dress and a Scary Movie Night, a family hog roast in the goal yard and night tours which are extra terrifying and suitable only for over 18s.Read More
The tiny peaceful village of Tooban will be home for Halloween to a scary band of vampires, mutants, zombies and walking corpses.
It all takes place in the local pub, so if your nerves give out at least there will be remedies available on the premises!Read More
Venture in darkness into a lighthouse where ghosts and ghouls await and there are frights around every dark corner.
If you’ve never been to Hook Lighthouse Halloween is a great time to go for one of the special spooky tours which run daily in the week leading up to the scary night itself.Read More
A truly scary Halloween event which promises blood-curdling frights, ghoulish entertainers and life-threatening fear, all on a farm near Navan.
This is not a kids event and is only for hardy adults – but it is genuinely scary and a must for those who like to be completely petrified out of their lives at Halloween.Read More
Step through the wardrobe and travel the Narnia Trail to visit Green Santa in what is probably Ireland’s most magical Christmas adventure.
No tacky plastic toys either – kids go home with a tiny tree that Santa helped them to plant and a magic seed shaker that will attract fairies (or butterflies at least) to their garden.Read More
From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for generations.
There is nothing fancy about traditional Irish cooking or food. People in the past were poor but resourceful, their food was plain but it was also very tasty.Read More
This mountain in Mayo is closely associated with St Patrick, and is the scene of an annual pilgrimage that can trace its origins to pre-Christian Ireland.
Pilgrims traditionally walk barefoot to the top of the mountain, over sharp and unstable stone tracks, in the process gaining penitence.Read More