Creepy Walks, Spooky Theme parks, Bonfires & Fantastic Irish Singers. Check Out The Hub’s Halloween 2022 Travel Guide
If you’re looking to get away this Halloween, check out these festive destinations happening in Ireland in October. Louise Clarke from iRadio’s ‘The Hub’ chatted to travel expert Melanie May to get her hot tips on fun festivals and ghoulishly exciting events you can enjoy with your mates and family.
Derry Hallowe’en 2022
Derry Hallowe’en 2022 will unfold across the city, in the City of Bones & Forest of Shadows, whilst stretching to Donegal and Strabane. This Festival is one of the biggest in the whole of Europe. It always features in the best Halloween destinations. They have 14 key locations across the city and the festival runs from the 28th to the 31st of October.
According to their Website, highlights include: “Awakening Of The Walls where the history of Derry will pour out from the city’s iconic buildings unveiling the myths and mischief of Samhain and introducing you to some of our favourite characters from beyond the veil”.
Púca Festival – Co. Meath
Púca is back and out to make Mischief this Halloween!
The Puca festival is at the heart of the Samhain festival celebrations and will deliver a range of activities including epic music performances from Gavin James, Imelda May, The Academic and even a podcast from Blindboy.
According to the Puca Website: When light turns to dark and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thins, the creatures of Samhain, Ireland’s ancient Halloween tradition, come to life.
Roaming the darkness like a shadowy spectre, the shape-shifting spirit of Púca comes alive! Changing the fortunes of all who cross her path as she transforms the night into a colourful playground of hallowed celebration.
Through the spectacular nights at Púca Festival, we salute the Halloween spirits through folklore, food, myth and music reopening the pathways of reflection and celebration carved by travellers over 2,000 years ago.
Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort
If you want to try something truly frightful, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is next level stuff. There are 10 terrifyingly haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones, 2 outrageous live shows and exhilarating attractions which take place from September until until the end of October. Melanie May does advise that this sells out very quickly so pop it on your bucket list if you can’t make it for this year.
Day Of The Dead – Mexico (Dia De Los Muertos)
Mexico honours and celebrates those close to us who have passed away during its Day Of The Dead celebnrations. This important tradition takes place across Mexico and the tradition is to build private altars (“ofrendas”) containing the favorite foods and beverages, as well as photos and memorabilia, of the departed. The intent is to encourage visits by the souls, so the souls will hear the prayers and the words of the living directed to them.
For more information on this and the other places mentioned, check out the podcast in full here