Second Halloween themed festival in Kildare town

Dare to Visit Killdare Halloween Festival in Kildare Town from October 26 to 31

Conor McHugh


Conor McHugh


Second Halloween themed festival in Kildare town

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The second annual ‘Dare to Visit Killdare’ Halloween Festival takes place in Kildare Town from October 26 to 31.

There will be a variety of events on throughout those days, including The Silken Thomas Players presenting a performance of Dracula in the Old Courthouse. The show will run from Saturday, Ocotober 27 to Monday, October 29 at 8pm with a special performance on Tuesday October 30 at 10:30pm.

Tickets will be €10.

The Festival will also see mask making workshops, pumpkin carving or crafting workshops for all ages Workshops are just €5 per person and take place on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27.

Booking will be open for workshops from 8pm on Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and  16 at The Hive and Kildare Town Heritage Centre.

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On Sunday, October 28, from 5pm on the Square there will be a Halloween movie for the kids followed by plenty of street entertainment from 6:30pm.

This family friendly event finishes with a spooktacular fireworks display in Market Square at 7:45pm sharp.

For those who want to hang around later into the night, an adults-only Halloween movie will be shown in the Studio One from 8pm as will the second performance of Dracula in The Courthouse by the Silken Thomas Players.

To see exactly what's going on and when, check out the complete events list here.

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