Spooky fun! Enjoy Samhain at Strokestown Park

The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, is delighted to welcome all to experience Samhain at Strokestown Park.

This spooky season, families are invited to join Enchanted Croi theatre at Strokestown Park and be guided through the mists of time into Ireland’s ancient past, to celebrate and discover the traditions of Samhain in old Ireland.

Jack O’Lantern and an Cailleach will lead the way through the autumnal veils this Halloween. The site-specific performance hosts ghosteens galore, and will feature spooky stories, spells of wonderment and the shrill sounds of the banshee! Costumes are not only welcomed, but encouraged. This event takes place this bank holiday weekend, on Sunday, October 30th, and Monday, October 31st, at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm. Tickets cost €15 per child, and accompanying adults enter for free.

Meanwhile, adults are invited to step into the darkness at Strokestown Park with Enchanted Croí Theatre and be immersed in Bram Stoker’s Gothic Classic ‘Dracula’ once again. This time… revisited, unearthed, and reborn. This adult-only event will take place on October 29th at 9 pm, with drinks on arrival. Tickets cost €18.50.

As if all this spookiness wasn’t enough, join Planet Science Kidz for a SpookTacular Science experience. Children can look forward to gooey bugs ‘n’ slime, giant slime bubbles, slime monsters, slime falls, erupting potions, coke geysers, and air rockets. Don’t miss out on this hands-on STEM Hallowe’en Lab: Come discover science and make a fun mess on the 5th of November, with sessions at 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm. Tickets cost €25.

All tickets must be pre-booked on