Tricks, treats and spooks in Leitrim for Halloween

Horror shows, haunted house, tricks and treats over the Bank Holiday weekend

Tricks, treats and spooks in Leitrim for Halloween

If you are looking for a few frights and Halloween entertainment this weekend, there are plenty to choose from around the county.


The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton are having a “spine tingling weekend” with workshops from 2-5pm on Sunday 30th.

There will be spooky arts and crafts for children. You can create soundtrack to Halloween with sound artist John Daly and there is even (supervised) pumpkin carving for the adults!

From 4- 7pm on the 31st, come trick or treating to The Glens and for a host of entertainment! The First Annual Children’s Scary Film Festival at the Glens with short films made by children in the Brouhaha Drama Club and St. Clares Primary School. There will be performances and readings by the Manorhamilton Youth Theatre, Brouhaha Drama Club and others. All events are free.


Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented - it can only be the return of the An Tóstal Festival Haunted House in Drumshanbo where last year over 3,000 people entered, but did they all leave?

It may look like a boring old house from the outside but looks can be deceiving. People say it draws you into it. Once inside the house comes alive, the windows become walls and if that’s not bad enough you have to wonder what lies beneath you?

If you are feeling confident that you know what’s in store for you from last year’s visit - YOU DON’T!

The dates for this year’s Haunted House are, Thursday 27th, Saturday 29th and Monday 31st. The Haunted House is located on the Carrick Road, Drumshanbo.

The small scares, suitable for under 12s, run from 7– 8.30pm admission €5. The big scares for teenagers and adults run from 9 – 10.30pm admission €7.

All those attending the small scares are led by a guide who will ensure that the ghosts, creatures and beasts that lie ahead are aware of the ‘age’ approaching and will scare fittingly. The house is spooky, creepy but loads of fun.

For the big scares if you’re big enough then you need to be brave enough!

There are approximately 17 scary rooms in the haunted house, so enter if you dare, but remember the last scream you hear may be your own!


The Dock will be hosting some eerie artists goings on Saturday, October 29.

From 9pm until late you can enjoy performances by live artists and then dance to music by dead ones! Better still you get to choose which hits from the hereafter you want to hear.

The live performers on the night are Sligo based actor and playwright Patrick Curley who will perform his unforgettable version of the suitably spooky tale of The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe in the upstairs gallery where artist Gary Coyle’s wonderful exhibition will be on show.

Following on from that, opera singers Ilsa Lubbers and Derek Mahady will treat you to some music in the gallery spaces. Both Ilsa and Derek are much in demand as soloists and accompanists so you can expect their contribution will be absolutely wonderful.

To top the evening off in fine style The Dock is delighted to present Dead Artist’s Disco.

They will only be playing music from artists who have gone to sing with the choir invisible and you get the chance to create the playlist!

Keep an eye out on The Dock’s facebook page, twitter and for details on how you can submit your request. Tickets are on sale now on (071) 9650828.


Townhall Cavan will once again open the portal to the other side this Hallowe’en as it presents, ‘The Festival of the Dead: The Otherworld’ from October 28-30. See for more information.