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From haunted tours to ghostly storytelling sessions, there's something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween in Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion.

All Hallows' Eve at Castle Ward, Strangford

Immerse yourself in the world of ancient Irish mythology in Castle Ward, explore the landscape, discover enchanting tales of old as you follow the family trail followed by spook-tacular array of treats from our food vendors. Little ones and grown ups can hop onto horse and carriage rides, winding along the mystical shore, adding an extra touch of magic to your All Hallows Eve.

Halloween Ceramic Workshop at Castle Ward, Strangford

Join ceramicist Charlene Rooney for a one day Halloween Ceramic Art Workshop at Castle Ward creating your very own 'ghost in a jar' tea-light holder.

Halloween Spooktacular in Newry City

Get ready for a spellbinding Halloween experience as Newry City prepares to double the fun with two events in one spooktacular evening on Friday 27 October 2023.The evening promises to be a spine-tingling affair and will see the city's streets come to life (or death) with a Halloween Twilight event at Newry Variety Market and a family-friendly street carnival on Marcus Square. Newry Variety Market will be packed with fabulous, themed decorations, a line-up of incredible musical acts, a feast of talented artists and craftspeople, delectable food and an atmosphere created by unforgettable fancy dress.

Newry Food Tour

Newry Food Tour is an exciting culinary walking experience located within the Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark, where you can sample the finest flavours of local food and drink produce. This immersive tour takes you on a journey through the vibrant food & drink scene of Newry City, showcasing the region's finest local produce, talented chefs, and unique flavours.

Designed to celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of the region, this food tour aims to highlight the importance of supporting local businesses and sustainable practices.

Family Halloween Arts and Crafts at Newry & Mourne Museum

Visit Newry and Mourne Museum and unleash your wild and wicked imagination to create ghostly arts and crafts in celebration of the scariest time of the year.

Fright Fest 2023 Warrenpoint

Takes place from 28-31 October including a roller disco and Nerf Wars however the simultaneous fireworks display in Warrenpoint and Omeath on Halloween night at 7.30pm will be the highlight of the Halloween event calendar, providing double the spectacle over Carlingford Lough. 

Halloween Storytelling at Newry & Mourne Museum

Join storyteller Eamon Keenan at Newry and Mourne Museum, as he weaves tales of strange goings on, witches, ghosts, and all sorts of fairy folk, and maybe even a few surprises too!

Blood on English Street, Downpatrick

Immerse yourself in the rich history and tour the darker side of Downpatrick's long history. Blood on English Street explores millennia of the town's dark and bloody history.

Pumpkin Succulent Planters at Down County Museum

Come along to this fun and funky workshop where you will combine pumpkins and plants to create a beautiful pumpkin centrepiece using moss and succulent cuttings that will last throughout autumn and beyond (you can plant the succulent cuttings after the pumpkin has gone!).

Halloween Ghost Trains at Downpatrick & County Down Railway

There's something strange a-coming at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway in this Halloween, something mysterious is brewing, and it's getting spookier by the day. As Halloween draws near, whispers of ghostly happenings and strange encounters are spreading through Downpatrick, just like a deathly cold breeze on a chilly night to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Spooktastic Downpatrick 

Halloween at Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch

Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch will once again host their spooktacular Halloween experience. Pick your own estate-grown pumpkin and become bewitched with face-painting, halloween workshops, children's disco, pumpkin carving and maybe even some surprises!

Sensational Samhain at Ballydugan Medieval Settlement, Downpatrick

In the gentle light of the afternoon, free children's crafts and activities will be included, along with an autumnal Medieval market. This will be followed by dusk storytelling... but as night begins to fall and cryptids start to creep, will you dare to step into the monstrous morass that is Pan's labyrinth?!?! If you survive, complete the night with fire sculptures, smores and hot chocolate.

Footsteps in the Forest, Slieve Gullion Forest Park - FULLY BOOKED

Get ready for an unforgettable spooktacular Halloween event this year at Slieve Gullion Forest Park! This is the perfect opportunity to experience the park's hauntingly beautiful landscape while enjoying some festive Halloween fun. Tickets went live on Monday 9 October 2023 at 11am. This event is now FULLY BOOKED.

Halloween Celebrations in Dundrum

Hallowscream Newcastle 2023

A SPOOKTACULAR evening of Halloween fun and a Seaside Fireworks Display in Newcastle County Down this year on Sunday 29 October 2023.

Halloween Kids Movie & Disco at Newcastle Community Cinema

The Children's Ghost Walk of Newry

Join our fearless ghost hunter as we delve into the mysteries of Old Newry. Discover spooky tales of ghosts, banshees, and fairies.

The Newry Ghost Walk

Explore the spooky history of Newry with the highly acclaimed Newry Ghost Walk! As you meander through the ancient and atmospheric streets, you will be regaled with bone-chilling stories of the city's past. From haunted apparitions to paranormal hotspots, brace yourself for an unforgettable evening filled with historical intrigue and eerie tales.

Halloween Disco at Rowallane Garden

Bust a move like a zombie, bring your mummy…..Show us your wicked wiggle or your spooky samba? Join us for a Halloween Disco in the barn and have a hauntingly good time. Come dressed in your spookiest costume and get ready to disco!

Halloween Fodder Haunted Trail, Downpatrick 

There's something spooky going on this Halloween at Fodder, Finnebrogue Woods on Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 October:

Spooktacular Halloween at The Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle

Halloween Party at Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel

Halloween Screamings, Events & Workshops at Newcastle Community Cinema

A haunted houseful of freaky films & spooky screenings, wicked workshops, extraordinary events, and even a magical, mischievous market at Newcastle Community Cinema.

Hee-Haw Halloween - Ballynahinch

Get ready to spook-up your Halloween with a hauntingly delightful event at Kinedale Donkeys! Join us for our thrilling Hee-Haw Halloween, where the fun knows no bounds.

Halloween Parade/Spooky Lantern Walk - Drumaness

Halloween Fest at Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Newry

Halloween Night in Ballynahinch

Halloween Pumpkin Patch at Mountpanther Farm Park, Clough

Pumpkins & Scarecrows at Hanna's Close, Kilkeel

Halloween Drama with Mourne Stars

Halloween Camp and Mill House Equine Services

Halloween at East Coast Adventure Centre

Thrilltown Halloween Festival 

Crossmaglen Halloween Festival

So, gather your friends and family, and dont miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate Halloween like never before. Mark your calendars, pack your costumes, and join us for a hauntingly good time.

Please check back with us here or across our social channels as we continue to add events happening in #VisitMourne.  

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Adventure Playpark and Fionn's Giant Adventure
Forest Parks
Children playing around a giant book in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers walking trails, a scenic drive, an Adventure Playpark, Fionn's Giant Adventure children's story trail and a Courtyard with coffee shop.

Footsteps in the Forest
Children listening to some myths and legends along trail in Slieve Gullion Forest Park at Footsteps in the Forest.

‘Footsteps in the Forest, a magical Halloween experience in Slieve Gullion Forest Park from Monday 21 - Tuesday 29 October 2024.

All Hallows' Eve at Castle Ward
Girl enjoying Autumn leaves at CASTLE wARD

Experience the magic of ancient Irish mythology come to life this Halloween at Castle Ward.

Halloween Ceramic Workshop at Castle Ward
Ghost in a jar tealight

oin ceramicist Charlene Rooney this Autumn for a one day workshop creating your very own 'ghost in a jar' tea-light holder.

Family Halloween Arts and Crafts at Newry and Mourne Museum
Halloween Arts and Crafts at Newry and Mourne Museum

Arts and crafts for families this Halloween at Newy and Mourne Museum

Newry Food Tour
Food & Drink
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The innovative Newy Food Tour, is a walking food tour set to take you on a delightful gastronomic journey through the heart of Newry City located within the Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark, where you can sample the finest flavours of local food and drink produce.

Pumpkin Succulent Planters at Down County Museum
Pumpkin Succulent Planters

Pumpkin Succulent Planters

Sensational Samhain
Sensational Samhain

Join the Magnus Viking Association in the ancient pagan Samhain celebration. With children's crafts, activities and a Medieval Market

Halloween Storytelling at Newry and Mourne Museum
Eamonn Keenan, storyteller at Halloween in Newry and Mourne Museum

Storytelling for Halloween at Newry and Mourne Museum

Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa
View of the front exterior of the Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa, Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland.

The Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa is a leading four-star Hotel in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, nestled beneath the Mountains of Mourne. Located just 45 minutes from Belfast or Newry, The Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa is the ideal location to relax and unwind. Perfect for a Spa Break, Family Retreat, Romantic Getaway or Business Trip.

Blood on English Street
Downpatrick Ghost Tour

Dark and stormy tales from Downpatrick's favourite haunts

Newcastle Community Cinema
Newcastle Community Cinema

Based in St Mary's Hall, Main Street, Newcastle, NCC specialise in providing the greater community with a varied programme of quality cinematic entertainment, showing movies for adults and children alike on a monthly basis.

Buttercrane Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Buttercrane Shopping Centre - view over Newry Canal

Buttercrane Shopping Centre in the heart of Newry City is home to over 50 big name brands including anchor tenants Primark, Dunnes Stores, Sports Direct/USC and Lidl. Located alongside the historic Newry Canal and close to the 4* Canal Court Hotel, the Centre offers lots of hot food options and over 1000 carparking spaces (including dedicated parent & child, disabled and E charging parking). A visit to Buttercrane promises a great day out, where you can shop and save in style.

Mountpanther Farm Park
Open Farm
Pot Bellied Pig

We are a family run farm park based just outside Newcastle, County Down. Established in 2017, we have been providing families with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories for over 5 years now.

Hanna's Close Holiday Cottages - George's Cottage
Hanna's Close Holiday Cottages - George's Cottage

George's Cottage stands in the centre of Hanna's Close which has 6 other cottages forming a 'clachan'. The cottages have been renovated and refurbished to a high standard and make an ideal base for a family or group get together.

Halloween Ghost Trains
The Phantom Flyer at Downpatrick and County Down Railway

Dare you board the Phantom Flyer? All aboard for a spooky experience at Downpatrick & County Down Railway in Downpatrick this Halloween, with ghosts, vampires and vampire-hunters and face painting for the kids, all on Ireland's only full size heritage railway.

Halloween in Newry Spooktacular
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Get ready for a spellbinding Halloween experience as Newry City prepares to double the fun with two events in one spooktacular evening on Friday 27 October 2023.

Kilmorey Arms Hotel
Kilmorey Arms Hotel

Nestled in the Kingdom of Mourne, an area of outstanding natural beauty; The Kilmorey Arms Hotel boasts a prime location for any holiday. With 3 National Trust sites on our doorstep,