Samhain, Haunted Forest & Fireworks
Venue: Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 Website: http://www.dlrevents.ie Price: FREE Date: October 24th Time: 5:00-9:00 pm
Visit Marlay Park in your Halloween costume for a spooky walk through the haunted forest! Made bigger and better for 2010– the haunted woods are not for the faint hearted; filled with spooky characters, scary noises, the eerie fog and strange sights. The haunted trail through the woods will be open from 5pm to 9pm so visitors can enjoy the spooky woods in their own time either before or after the fireworks. One of the highlights of the evening is Marlay Park’s own special fireworks display which launches into the night sky at 7.00pm – this can be viewed from the fireworks viewing area is in front of Marlay House. The observance of Halloween, which dates from the dark ages, has long been associated with thoughts of witches, ghosts, devils and hobgoblins. Today, many of the young and “young-at-heart” take a more light-hearted approach and the colourful festival has become family-oriented celebration. Event organizers request that all participants stay to the lit routes at all times after dark and follow the instructions of the stewards. Entry into the haunted woods will close from 6.45 until approx 7.15 to ensure the woods are empty for the fireworks display. The fireworks display is weather dependant – please check the DLR Events website and/or the DLR events Facebook page for updates on the day.