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Halloween

Join in the fun at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park on the October Bank Holiday Monday, 27th October 2014 from 12.00 to 6.00 p.m.  As part of the spine chilling, fear wrenching events you will come face to face with a tarantula spider, just one of an array of scary creatures making a guest appearance at the Folk Park during the event.

Snakes, lizards, scorpions and owls will literally be on hand so visitors can view these creatures! Free face-painting will be provided in the barn on arrival so haunting can be at its scariest.

Celtic Halloween

A Celtic Halloween experience through music promises to be another highlight of the event. Costumed characters will demonstrate a variety of ancient musical instruments. You will be taken on a journey from the first habitation in Ireland circa 8,000 BC through to the Early Medieval period 700 AD. In addition to musical time travel, the group will regale children and adults with scary Halloween stories from legends.

Young Spooks

The young ‘spooks’ can continue the time travel to enjoy favourite games of times past including snap apple, coin bobbing, and story telling in different farmhouses around the Folk Park. Beware though the village policeman will be on duty to give any misbehaving ‘spooks’ an arresting experience!  “The Great Padini”, the magician will perform shows throughout the afternoon, delighting all with an array of magical tricks to impress even the most accomplished witches and warlocks.

Fancy Dress

The annual fancy dress competition is now a firm favourite with adults and children and judging will take place in the ‘hayshed’ at 4.30pm with prizes galore being awarded to the children whose costumes are adjudicated to be most in keeping with the theme of the day. Just so adults don’t feel left out. Shannon Heritage is offering a special prize to the adult dressed in the most ghoulish Halloween costume.

Traditional Music

Enjoy traditional Irish music on the Folk Park’s village street, or they can take a trip down memory lane and see butter making, baking and milling demonstrations. They can stroll around the grounds, take a break with tea and scones in the tea room, or have a delicious lunch in Mac’s Pub.

Captain Jack's Spooktacular Show

 Expect lots of Halloween Songs and Dances complete with disco and a mesmerising laser lights show.

Thriller

Be thrilled by a Michael Jackson tribute dance performance of his famous song “Thriller”.  A trip to Bunratty Castle will uncover the Creepy Crypt and back by popular demand is your chance to get up close and personal with an amazing talking head!  And there’s much much more.

A full listing of events and the times for each will be on view at the reception to Bunratty Folk Park. Normal admission rates will apply on the day with no extra charge for the additional entertainment.

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Admission is from 12pm-6pm October Bank holiday Monday. For more details see the book Now page.