Published On: Wed, Oct 18th, 2017 at 4:53pm

The City Council have your Halloween sewn up

Dublin City Council’s Family Friendly Halloween Events



Dublin City Council and Local Communities all over the city have organised a ghoulish programme of family friendly events for all ages to enjoy this Halloween.

Speaking about the Halloween events, Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha said, “Halloween is an exciting time of year and to encourage young people to enjoy it safely, Dublin City Council organises family friendly events all around the capital. I encourage everyone to get involved in one of these organised events and to stay safe this Halloween. Attendance at these events increases year on year, while attendance at illegal bonfires is on a downward trend. Bí cúramach agus bainigí taitneamh as féile na Samhna.”

For more information on local events please go to:

Dockers and Demons Festival

This new initiative in the Irishtown/Ringsend area connects the historic and cultural significance of ‘Oíche Samhna’ while providing fun, family friendly events for people of all ages to enjoy.

The programme will include a number of workshops on lantern making, stilt walking and juggling, musical gigs in local pubs, links with a ship in Grand Canal Dock and culminates in a very special Dockers and Demons Parade on October 31st which starts at Ringsend Community Centre at and ends on Thorncastle Street for a Halloween street party with  music and entertainment, fortune tellers, fire eaters and fire artists, face painters, tricks and treats and much more.


Ballymun Otherworld Festival – October 31st

Get your zombie make up done in Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Sillogue Road, from 4:00 p.m then come along to the Escape the Zombies Parade which starts at 5:30pm at the Aisling Project, Shangan Road, Ballymun D9.

The main event will take place from 6pm – 8:45pm on Ballymun Plaza and includes a circus gerbola, main stage events and music, trad tent, alternative tent, craft tent, Witches Brew Café, Pride of Place Café, kiddies rides, refreshments and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.



Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival

The Annual Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival will take place at the Civic Centre, Mellowes Road on Tuesday 31st October from 6pm to 9pm. All are welcome to attend this fun, safe, family event. This year we will have many attractions including the teenage terminator fun fair ride, mini roller coaster, cups, saucer and a carousel, magic show, bouncy castles, stalls and music by local bands and groups.  The main attraction on the night will be the fireworks display.


The Cauldron of Smithfield – 31st October

The Cauldron of Smithfield is back! We have a very exciting addition – a new 300ft zipline and a daunting bungee jump for the bravest of participants along with the favourites from last year such as The Haunted House, the circus area, the Main Stage with some incredible performers, The Big Screen, Bouncy Castles, food stalls, face-painting and more. We’ve also got a new Silent-Disco tent and football freestylers coming this year and there will be even more opportunities to win prizes in our FIFA 18′, Just Dance & Singstar competitions on the big screen on Halloween Night!

The Big Scream

This event has been created by, and for the community, and is led by the Community and Youth Projects and Residents.

It brings the communities in Sheriff Street, Ballybough, Summerhill and Sean MacDermott Street areas together to create genuine alternative ways of celebrating Halloween in a safe and fun environment.

Among the many events which take place from October 26th – 31st are; playstation tournaments, a main stage with a mix of local, professional performers, bungee trampolines, world class street performers, best costume competitions and a haunted house.


Bram Stoker Park (Marino Crescent): ‘Bram Stoker Spooktacular’ interactive light and sound show with music and special effects on Monday 30th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Donaghmede Park (Fireworks display): This will be run in with the Donaghmede Estate Residents Association in Donaghmede Park.  Tuesday 31st at 6 p.m.

 Kilbarrack (Fireworks display): This will be run in conjunction with the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme (KCCP) and will take place at Roseglen Football Pitch Tuesday 31st at 7 p.m.

Edenmore Crescent Park: This will be run in conjunction with the Safety Association for Edenmore (SAFE) in Edenmore Park.  Tuesday 31st at 8 p.m.

South East Area

Event Venue Date Time
Terenure Halloween Market Bushy Park Oct 28th 11 am – 4 p.m
Sandymount Halloween Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival Sandymount Green Oct 27th – 31st Daily
Souls of Donnybrook Donnybrook Plaza Oct 29th & 31st 5 p.m – 8 p.m


Ballyfermot / Cherry Orchard


Puppet Show Ballyfermot Library


Oct. 31st 11:30AM
Zombie Fun Run Markievicz Park


Oct. 31st 11:30AM
Halloween Carn evil Familibase Ballyfermot


Oct. 31st 3.00PM
Haunted House Equine Centre, Cherry Orchard


Oct. 31st 4.30PM
Firework extravaganza Cherry Orchard


Oct. 31st 6:15PM




Fancy Dress Party for residents

in the Older persons complex


Stannaway Court


Oct 31st   2.00p.m

Zombie Fun Run


Brickfield Park


Oct. 31st




Puppet Show


Walkinstown Library


Oct. 31st




Magic show


Our Ladys Hall Mourne Road


Oct. 31st



Scare House


Dyce Club

St. John Bosco Youth Centre


St. John Bosco Youth Centre

Oct. 31st


Oct. 31st





South West Inner City Area


 An evening of scary stories and classical music with harpist Sinead King followed by traditional Halloween colcannon and barn brack St. Andrews Community Centre

South Circular Road, Rialto.

26/10/17 7.30PM-10PM
Halloween activities fancy dress, traditional games, and goody bags School St FRC

School St. Dublin 8

Oct. 31st 3.30PM – 8PM
Halloween activities fancy dress, traditional games, and goody bags Liberties After Schools


Oct. 31st 3.30PM – 7PM
Halloween activities fancy dress, traditional games, and goody bags Oliver Bond Complex,

Bridgefoot St

Oct. 31st 3.30PM – 7PM
Halloween activities fancy dress, traditional games, and goody bags


Back of the Pipes – Flanagan’s Field

Rueben Street, Rialto.



Oct. 31st 3.30PM – 7PM
Halloween activities fancy dress, traditional games, and goody bags


Summer Street – Pimlico



Oct. 31st 3.30PM – 7PM
Halloween bingo for the older residents of Dolphin Park and Dolphin House Dolphin Park Oct 25th 2PM-5PM
Mid Term and Halloween activities for the children from the homework club a social event to engage the children to prevent anti social behaviour Dolphin House Oct. 31st 4 Days
The Rialto Youth Project will take young people on an offsite trip to view other options for Halloween and reduce anti-social behaviour Rialto Oct. 31st Day long
AMAL Muslim Women’s group will hold a community clean up and celebrations on the Bank holiday Monday. South Circular Road Oct. 30th Day long


Bram Stoker Festival   28th Oct. to 31st Oct. 2017

Dublin City Council & Fáilte Ireland Presents Bram Stoker Festival

This October Bank Holiday weekend Dublin is set to summon the supernatural as Bram Stoker Festival presents four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures in venues across the city from 27th – 30th October.

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