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# samhain - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Ireland to take 'ownership' of Halloween for new festival

The festival has funding for three years and is inspired by Irish mythology.

# samhain - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

# samhain - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Irish Halloween traditions: 'A salt herring, eaten before bed, would ensure that one’s future spouse would appear in a dream'

Archivist Jonny Dillon talks us through some of Ireland’s most interesting Halloween traditions from through the years.

# samhain - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge So, the new Sabrina on Netflix absolutely butchers the pronunciation of the word 'Samhain' Samhain

# samhain - Sunday 28 October, 2018

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

# samhain - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Poll: Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# samhain - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents

Liam Gallagher is set to headline the Samhain festival at Kildare’s Weston Airport at the end of the month.

# samhain - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

# samhain - Saturday 31 October, 2015

# samhain - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains

Once you’ve scooped out Jack’s brains and carved a face on him don’t throw out what’s left over – it’s immensely edible and nutritious.

# samhain - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits

Ireland is missing out on a key cultural and tourism opportunity by not fostering and encouraging a much larger and more evolved international cultural festival centred around Irish history and mythology, writes TD Catherine Murphy.

# samhain - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Take a tour of Ireland's most haunted spots... Halloween This post contains videos This post contains images

Take a tour of Ireland's most haunted spots...

Wondering how to frighten the living daylights out of yourself for the rest of the weekend? Check out these scary tours and spooky spots.