Communities gear up for Halloween in the city

With Halloween only a few more sleeps away, there’s plenty of local initiatives happening around the city area.

Drimnagh castle will play host to a haunted house for the occasion, from 5-9pm on the October 29.

St. Catherines Church and Graveyard is hosting a “Get your spook on – Halloween Extravaganza” family fun day on October 30, from 2.30-4.30pm, while a “Ghost Bus” will be touring around Ballyfermot, Cherry Orchard and Kilmainham on the October 28.

The Fountain Youth Group will be taking their Halloween trip all the way to Cavan for the weekend.

For the kids, starting from October 27 and running until the night before Halloween, there are workshops that will be taking place in several schools across the inner city, from Warrenmount to St. Brigids.

There will also be Halloween camps for kids open to all boys and girls aged 4-13 running from Ovt 27-30  in the Bluebell Community Centre.

On Halloween night itself there is also plenty happening within the area, with the “Cauldron of Smithfield”.  A collaboration between the local community, Dublin City Council and the folks at ‘’ will be taking over Smithfield Square for a monster bash, with activities and entertainment for all ages

Here are just some of the thrilling things you can expect at this year’s Cauldron of Smithfield.

‘Nightmare On Coke Lane’ –  take a terrifying walk through a Haunted House at the end of the lane.

The area will have local entertainers, magicians, sword swallowers, dancers, DJs, a circus sideshow and a zip-line.

There will also be a giant inflatable dragon which will double up as an obstacle course and slide too.

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