Halloween Festivities, Galway
Near The Claregalway Hotel
During your stay with us this Halloween you can look forward to plenty of Halloween Events for all the family to enjoy in Galway. The 4 star Claregalway Hotel is nestled in the heart of the thriving village of Claregalway and situated just 15 minutes from Galway City centre with convenient public transport routes at our doorstep.
Galway Aboo Festival 2023
Something spooktacular is taking place in Galway’s Latin Quarter during the Halloween weekend. Galway is known for its vibrancy and culture, and the Halloween Mid Term Break is no exception. From Friday 27th October, the city’s medieval streets will host the country’s biggest Halloween Festival with many fun and free events planned for the weekend with high-spirits guaranteed. The annual Macnas parade will take place on Sunday 29th also and this is a must for all of the family. The parade will include signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.
Halloween at Brigits Garden
Discover Brigits Garden this Halloween and enjoy a Spooky Treasure Hunt. The Spooky Treasure Hunt will get you into the Halloween spirit and you are welcome to come in costume. Are you brave enough for the mummy in the cronóg and the coffin in the Stone Chamber? Collect the clues and help to get rid of the spell cast on the Gardens by the nasty Púca. This outdoor treasure hunt that can be done at any time over the midterm period as an additional activity for visiting families.
Loughwell Farm Park
Bring the family to Spooky Fest at Loughwell Farm Park, the only interactive Halloween experience for kids in the West of Ireland. The Spooky Fest family friendly horror experience which is expected to open between 11am and 4pm from Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st October with the main farm park attraction open as usual every day of the school midterm break. Meet the Wonky Witches Winnie & Wanda and join them having a fun time making spells and looking for their broomsticks in their very own haunted house. Kids can explore the spooky house with the witches looking through the rooms for ingredients for magic potions with lots of excitement along the way.
Slieve Aughty Halloween Festival
Slieve Aughty are planning a spooktacular family experience at their annual Halloween festival. Enjoy the beauty of autumn with a walk through the countryside of South Galway or a pony ride to Bloody Mary’s Haunted House, or take the little ones on a witch’s walk in the Enchanted Wood. If you’re lucky (or unlucky!) you might encounter ghosts, witches or other spooky Halloween creatures hiding in the forest. Answer the fun Halloween puzzles to help find your way! Kids can pet the animals, get spooky faces with face painting, dress up in a silly costume, and make some Halloween arts and crafts. €12.50 entry per person. Groups discounts.
Halloween Orienteering at Wildlands
Wildlands adventure centre will host spooky Halloween orienteering sessions for those aged 4 and up from October 25th-31st. Explore the wild woodlands and magical fairy trail, keeping your eyes peeled for the troll bridge, fairy houses, the Moycullen mummy, Wicked Witch of Wildlands and more. The activity is complimentary for ticket holders of a Wildlands’ activity and their parents. €5 for non-ticket holders.