Halloween – a time for thrills, chills and scaring ourselves silly. But did you know that everyone’s favourite fright-filled holiday began in Ireland? Trace Halloween right back to its origins and you’ll find yourself in the mists of pagan Ireland over 3,000 years ago – a time when the ancient festival of Samhain (pronounced Sow-In) was celebrated in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East to mark the beginning of winter.
It’s said that at Halloween the boundary between our world and the Otherworld is at its thinnest, allowing spirits and demons to easily pass between the two. So come with us on a strange and spooky journey as we uncover the Halloween story of Ireland.
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Irish Halloween Experts - Available for interview: Book Now
Don’t take our word for it, bring your Halloween coverage to life with some of our great Irish characters. Allow our story tellers, folklorists and chefs to transport you to the real home of Halloween and get an authentic glimpse into how we celebrate this fantastic time of year.
Our Halloween Spokespersons are available for interview from October 26th. Complete the form to request a booking.