Scary And Spooky Things For Adults To Do In Ireland This Halloween

Are you in the mood to get your heart racing?

Halloween may be marketed toward children, but that doesn’t mean grown up’s can’t have their fun too.

There are plenty of things to do up and down the country this spooky season. Whether you’re looking to get your heart racing with something like The Nightmare Realm, or you want to dip your toe into some spook with something a little more cultural like Púca Festiva. 

We’ve rounded up 5 of the best activities taking place around Ireland over the next few weeks, check them out.

Farmaphobia, Co. Meath- Oct 1st – Nov 1st


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Thrill seekers look no further. Farmphobia is back and better than ever, so if you want to get your heart pounding this is the spot for you. With 5 terrifying attractions spread across 100 acres, this event is sure to make your skin crawl, and usher in a few screams too.

Find out all the chilling details here.

Púca Festival, Co. Meath- October 28th to 31st


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Flock to Ireland’s Ancient East this Halloween to celebrate the Celtic New Year with the spirits. Here., you can watch the creatures of Samhain come to life in this spooky spectacle. Welcome the Halloween spirits through folklore, food, myth, and music. You’ll feel as Irish as ever here and if you’re not one for getting a fright, it’s perfect for you. 

Get more information on the event at Puca Festival.

Halloween at Crumlin Road Gaol, Co. Antrim- 21st – 31st October

Here you can take a look inside Belfast’s infamous prison ‘Crumlin Road Gaol’ and experience the ‘Jail of Horror’ and the ‘Paranormal Ghost Hunt’. If you’re one for the supernatural, this’ll be right up your street as you can get heart pounding in the exact haunted prison site which witnessed the execution of 17 men over its 150 year history.

More information here.

Fright Night 2.0 at The Jungle, Co Derry – Taking place across 9 nights in October.


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You can get your skin crawling with Fright Night at The Jungle with your annual dose of horror and entertainment. There’s a brand new Woodland Trail and a total of 6 Scare Attractions across the venue. Oh, and there’s a freaky cast of Street Theatre characters too, so prepare for a creepy crook around every corner. We would say this certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. 

Learn more here.

The Nightmare Realm, Co. Dublin – Opens Friday October 7th

If you plan to attend The Nightmare Realm, prepare for the most terrifying night of your life. By now, the attraction has built up a reputation as a holy grail for people looking for a scary thrill. This indoor haunted house experience features it all from clowns with chainsaws to classic villains, and there are tonnes of photo ops too.

Find out more on how to get tickets here.

Written by Rebekah O’Reilly.