Things to do in Northern Ireland (October 27- November 2)

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (October 27- November 2).

• Halloween Concert headlined by Kian Egan, The Shambles Yard, Co Armagh, October 27. Come along to see former Westlife star Kian Egan perform alongside support acts ‘The Whistling Donkeys’ and ‘Hair O’ The Dawg’ before the evening ends with fireworks extravaganza lighting up the night sky at 9.30pm.


• Paranormal Tours aboard SS Nomadic, Nomadic Belfast, Hamilton Dock, Belfast, until October 29. Get into the Halloween spirit with a Paranormal Tour on board SS Nomadic where you will be guided around various different hotspot areas of the ship where Paranormal Activity has been reported. Tender to the Titanic, the SS Nomadic has over 100 years worth of authentic maritime and social history.

• Spellbound Festival, Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, Co Down, until October 31. Feeling brave? Bring your little monsters along for a whole host of Halloween events such as storytelling, arts and crafts, face painting, reptiles and creepy crawlies, fancy dress and more.


• Banks of the Foyle, various locations, Co Londonderry, October25-November 3. Get into the spooky spirit, throw on your craziest costume, grab your broomstick and join in for a terrifying Hallowe’en fantasy in Derry~Londonderry. Europe’s largest Hallowe’en Carnival will cast a spooky spotlight once again on the city and all it has to offer in terms of culture, art, imagination and of course, fun.

• Hallowtides Festival 2014, Newcastle town, Co Down, October 30-November 1. Newcastle will host a jam packed calendar of spooky events as part of its annual Hallowtides Hallowe’en celebrations. Attractions will include live music, fancy dress competition, themed float parade and one of the region’s largest fireworks displays on the seafront.


• Festival of Light, Mount Stewart, Co Down, October 31-November 16. Described as the ‘Event of the Decade’, this magical event returns to Mount Stewart as the woodlands come alive with lights and music. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable, fairy-tale experience with an illuminated Lake Walk and log-fires in the tipis.

• Halloween Torchlight Tours, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone, October 29-31. Take a tour of the outdoor museum as darkness falls. Ghost stories, ghouls and witches bring the museum to life as you are guided around the exhibit buildings by torch light.

• Metro Monster Mash, Titanic slipways, Queen’s Rd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, October 31. A spooktacular Halloween evening of haunting street theatre, fire jugglers, music and the largest fireworks display in Northern Ireland! The annual spectacle gets underway from 5.30pm with haunting street theatre featuring fire and glow performers, children’s rides and a performance by local band ‘Peach’ on stage with Cool FM’s Pete Snodden.

• Share Halloween Howler, Share Discover Village, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, October 28-31. Visit the Halloween Howler where there will be lots of spine-chilling surprises in store including hair-raising activities such as a Ghost Ship cruise, haunted forest walk, pumpkin carving, shocking surprises and fireworks display on the Friday.

• Twilight Night by Fairy Light, Enjoy a magical lighting and sound spectacular culminating with a majestic finale fireworks display. Wallace Park will once again be transformed into a magical kingdom on Halloween night. Twilight Night by Fairy Light is sure to be a perfect night for all the family who are encouraged to come in their favourite fancy dress.

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