Galway Pumpkin Patch

Select Dates in October 

Galway Pumpkin Patch 2019 again takes place at the Whelan family farm in Ardrahan in South Galway. Come along and enjoy much more than a Pumpkin Picking experience. There are Halloween themed displays, games for young and old, farm animals, and lots of new additions to the event this year!

The Pumpkin Patch will open on six dates: Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of October. The following weekend Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th of October. 

Spooky Wooky at Burren Nature Sanctuary

Sunday 20th October to Thursday 31st October

Explore the haunted barn as it is transformed into a fun and spooky place filled with scary surprises and unusual characters! Meet Biddy the witch and her funny family! Face painting and storytelling for younger visitors.

Running Sunday 20th and Monday 21st of October and Saturday 26th to Thursday 31st October, tickets are on sale online or can be bought on the day, buying a ticket will also give you a day pass to the Sanctuary

Slieve Aughty Halloween Festival

Saturday October 26th to Sunday November 3rd

It’s a spooky time at Slieve Aughty during the Halloween Festival, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats, scary stories, costumes and face painting, horses and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts and the Howl-o-Ween Charity Ride.

This event which is running from 12pm to 6pm daily from Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November promises be the perfect treat for everyone.

The Salthill Zombie Chase

Saturday 26th October

On Saturday the 26th of October, a crowd of terrifying zombies will once again be released onto the Salthill Prom. Their mission, to capture every human (big or small) who dares to take on the challenge of “The Village Salthill Zombie Chase” and prevent them from making it to the Safety Zone of Salthill Park!

The zombies are back and this year they’re determined to catch you all. Registration for the 3rd annual Zombie Chase opens this week in aid of ACT for Meningitis

Macnas Halloween Parade 2019

Sunday 27th October 

The annual Hallowe’en parade by Macnas (who celebrate their 33rd anniversary this year), will take place on Sunday 27th October 2019 at approximately 5.30pm. The largest free event for Halloween brings over 70,000 people onto the streets of Galway every year for a highlight of Ireland’s cultural events calendar.

The narrative theme of this year’s parade is ‘Danse Macabre’ and will include signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.

Bonfire & Storytelling at Brigits Garden

Sunday 27th to Monday 28th October

It’s that time of year again, when the veil between this world and the other is at its thinnest. And at this special time of year, you would be well advised to disguise yourself so the ghouls won’t find you! So dig out your costumes and enjoy an afternoon of Spooky Arts & Crafts, Chilling Stories with master storyteller Rab Fulton, notions, potions and lotions with the Wacky Witch, Hunting for the Púca and the grand finale, everybody’s favourite – the Bonfire to celebrate Samhain.

Hallowe’en Bonfire & Storytelling takes place on 27th and 28th October this year. 

Halloween Treat at Turoe Pet Farm

Monday 28th to Thursday 31st October

Halloween fun for kids begins at Turoe Pet Farm’s with their indoor soft play jungles, all decorated and ready for a spooky seasonal experience. Children can take to the slides, ball pits and rope ladders of “Jungle City”, or leap and bounce on the massive “Inflatable City”.

Face painting and balloon modelling along with a fancy-dress parade at 4pm followed by Disco with DJ Corky and Special Mascots. An afternoon of great fun and entertainment is promised along with hot food and refreshments.