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# samhain - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these Halloween traditions?
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# Samhain

Quiz: How well do you know these Halloween traditions?

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 53,630 Views 7 Comments

Test your knowledge.

# samhain - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Ireland to take 'ownership' of Halloween for new festival
# Puca
# Puca

Ireland to take 'ownership' of Halloween for new festival

Jul 30th 2019, 5:47 PM 55,280 Views 39 Comments

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
# Ancient East
# Ancient East

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

Jan 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,723 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 31st 2018, 7:00 PM 13,078 Views 13 Comments

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

# samhain - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

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

So, the new Sabrina on Netflix absolutely butchers the pronunciation of the word 'Samhain'

Oct 30th 2018, 6:17 PM 12,433 Views 3 Comments

Eh, come again?

# samhain - Sunday 28 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 34,869 Views 15 Comments

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
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween?

Oct 21st 2017, 1:00 PM 16,124 Views 42 Comments

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
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# Roll With It

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

Oct 18th 2017, 8:29 PM 21,203 Views 30 Comments

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'
# History Of Halloween
# History Of Halloween

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

Oct 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 21,667 Views 12 Comments

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

# samhain - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Quiz: The true or false quiz of Halloween's weirdest facts and traditions
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# Oiche Shamhna

Quiz: The true or false quiz of Halloween's weirdest facts and traditions

Oct 31st 2015, 6:00 PM 33,419 Views 11 Comments

Trick or treat?

# samhain - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains
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# Braaaains

Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains

Oct 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 83 Views 9 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 31st 2013, 12:00 PM 191 Views 35 Comments

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
# Halloween

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

Oct 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 11,280 Views 28 Comments

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