Haunting Happenings Launched Across Wexford for Halloween Festivals
Schools of Witches and Wizards and Paranormal Tours at Enniscorthy Castle, the 300 year-old Wells House hosts ghoulish guides telling tales of the resident spirits and a ‘Gorey Halloween Festival’ in Gorey offering a Halloween Masquerade Ball, best costume competitions and more plus ‘ghost’ tours at the 800 year old Hook Lighthouse and a Ghouls & Ghost Tour and Broom making workshop at the Irish National Heritage Park the spirit of Halloween is alive and well in Wexford.
‘Halloween in Wexford’ was launched today (Friday, October 5) at Enniscorthy Castle where covens of studious withes and wizards were lining up to register for the upcoming ‘School of Witches and Wizardry’ from October 31 to November 4; the magical school at Enniscorthy Castle is offering apprenticeships to witches or wizards to master the arts of Herbology, Divination, Astrology and Potion Brewing.
According to Jacqui Hynes Manager at Enniscorthy Castle, “There are some brilliantly spooky festivals and events happening in Enniscorthy and across Wexford for the Halloween weekend, so there really is something for all tastes and levels of bravery for the young and not so young!”
For the brave ghost hunters ‘Wexford Paranormal’ will host a ‘Ghost Hunt’ Enniscorthy castle on October 26. 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 October 20 to November 3 plus broom-making workshops.
According to Ann Waters at Hook Lighthouse, “If you dare venture towards the 800 years old Hook Lighthouse; our wildly popular and super Spooky Hooky Ghostly Tours take place every evening from October 27 to 31, there are four tours each evening and they are not for the faint-hearted! You may meet the ghosts of monks, lightkeepers, sailors and spooky spirits”
For lots of family fun ‘Gorey Halloween’ in Gorey of course from October 27 to 31, offers fun for all the family including a Halloween Masquerade Ball, themed bars and restaurants – why not try the delicious ‘Bloody Gorey Soup’ or the hot ‘Gorey Úll’. A best costume competition for children and adult, Ghost train for children and adults Halloween themed mini farm, high ropes adventure by night, Scary story time, Pumpkin carving competition and much more.
From October 27 to November 1 Wells House and Gardens host Haunted Halloween Tours. The fun will begin with Trick or Treating in the Courtyard, followed by ghoulish guides telling tales of the spirits residing in this 300-year-old house, the tour continues with a trail through the spooky Lady Frances Woodland Walk.
The Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle host a family ‘Fright at the Museum’ on October 28 and October 31where visitors can enjoy a Spooktacular’ day and take a spooky tour around the museum, a birds-of-prey exploration, fancy dress prizes and pumpkin carving are all on offer.
For programme details of ‘Halloween in Wexford’ see visitwexford.ie