‘Halloween in Wexford’ was launched at Enniscorthy Castle where covens of studious witches and wizards could be found including brothers and sister, Adam 7 years, Ben 10 years and Jessica Roche 11 years who were lining up to register for the magical ‘School of Witches and Wizardry’ which will take place at the castle on October 30. The school will help the students delve into the first steps to becoming a legendary witch or wizard through completing Herbology, Divination, Astrology and Potion Brewing classes.
For the brave ghost hunters ‘Wexford Paranormal’ will host a six hour public paranormal investigation of Enniscorthy castle on October 28. The Irish National Heritage Park are celebrating Halloween as a ‘Celtic Feast of the Dead’ with special ‘Ghost and Ghoul’ tours through its woodlands after dark from Halloween to November 6 and ‘Hooky Ghostly Tours’ of the world’s oldest operational lighthouse at Hook Head are just some of the scary happenings across Wexford to celebrate the upcoming Halloween weekend.
For lots of family fun The National 1798 Rebellion Centre in Enniscorthy is hosting a trick or treat evening on Monday October 31 with prizes for the scariest dressed adult or child and the best carved pumpkin. Halloween Art and Craft Workshops are being provided by New Ross Library throughout the Halloween period, starting on Saturday October 22; with glow in the dark skeleton pictures sure to be a hit and a about bones and anatomy workshop is also on offer along with “Witchtastic” story time.
The annual ‘Gorey Halloween’ Festival held across Gorey town for Halloween weekend is filled with gory events for families embracing the traditional Celtic aspects of Halloween merged modern festivities. The town will host scary events for all the family including Ghost Storytelling, Fancy Dress competitions, Halloween Markets, Theatre and Drama and Pumpkin Carving.
The historic Johnstown Castle is hosting a Halloween Food & Crafts Fair on October 30 with lots of Halloween style activities for children including face painting, fancy dress, storytelling, apple bobbing and pumpkin carving. For programme details of ‘Halloween in Wexford’ see http://www.visitwexford.ie