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What To Do Today: Your Halloween Special


By Niamh ODonoghue
29th Oct 2016

My attempt at a jack-o-lantern for this year's Halloween, my partner made the mason jars.

What To Do Today: Your Halloween Special

Go Night Shopping Here

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A special edition of the Bernard Shaw market will take place today from 1pm – 9pm in preparation for Halloween. In need of a last-minute costume? The Halloween night market will be stocked with unwanted costumes as well as vintage finds, food and drink in the chilled surroundings of the outdoor terrace bar. There will also be a prize for the best costume on the day as well as a pumpkin carving contest and bobbing for apples! Perfect for those of you who are just a little bit too old for trick or treating.?For more info click here.

Enjoy Family Fun Here

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Join family, friends, and neighbours for a night of fun at The Cauldron of Smithfield Halloween?fair in Smithfield Square. Organized by Dublin City Council, This is a perfect event for young children (and older ones) as there will be face painting, bouncy castles, a haunted house, and plenty of entertainment. There’s plenty on offer for parents too with lots of bites and drinks (non-alcoholic) available from local brewers and bakers.?This year Dublin city council have added a zip lining to the list of activities available on the night. Entertainment begins at 5PM. See here for more information.

Follow The Music Trail Here

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Are you fan of local music talents? Then you’ll really love taking part in this special live-music trail?in association with The Bram Stoker Festival. Over the course of Sunday and bank holiday Monday, spectators and avid listeners will gather in some of Dublin’s most unconventional venues – including museums, coffee shops bookshops and key tourist sites all over Dublin City – who?will play host to 20 of Irelands best 100 emerging acts. Just turn up at your favorite venue and enjoy the music!

Taste Young Blood Here

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Guts Magazine and Bram Stoker Festival have come together to bring you a Halloween magazine and event in celebration of all things blood and guts. Join concept band Spudgun?who will be celebrating their love of the red stuff by performing and MCing on the night alongside readings from?the ghoulish Seamas O’Reilly, Louise Bruton, Sarah Griffin, Tim MacGabhan, Jeanne Sutton, Ellen Tannam and Simon Ashe Browne. Textile artist Dylan Kerr will also be creating a special installation in honour of blood. Free issue of the latest Guts mag available on the night too. For more info and location click here.

Scare Yourself Here

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Are you a fan of horror? The 2016 Horror expo takes place this Hallow’s eve on Sunday, October 30th, at the Freemason’s Hall, Dublin 2. The Horror Expo will host a full day of fan-focused events dedicated to the world of horror. Guests can look forward to panel discussions with some of the industry’s most acknowledged experts in horror-film, comic books, literature, art, and paranormal investigations, as well as Q&A sessions, screenings, readings and insights into the world of paranormal investigations.?Tickets €42.43 including fees.