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Galway Aboo Festival

Planning a Halloween or mid term break in Galway? Have a spooktacular time at the g Hotel & Spa.

CarnEvil - 11th to 31st October

Carnevil is the West of Ireland’s first scare attraction, housed in the haunted Printing Press of the Connacht Tribune, where, over 150 years ago, a seemingly innocent travelling carnival came to the city, only to leave its citizens so scarred and terrified, that all memories of it have been stricken from official records, never to be spoken of again. Until now…Carnevil begins its terrifying run on October 11th and will end at midnight on Hallowe’en night… For more see

Macnas Parade - 29th October

The annual Macnas Halloween parade will take place on Sunday 29th October at 5pm.  Macnas will be celebrating 30 years and they never fail to create a stunning spectacle of  street-hopping, traffic-stopping performances including a host of giants, over 300 scampering performers, bespoke costumes and live music – consistently attracting thousands of locals & visitors alike. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in masks, glitter, feathers, DIY costumes and whatever helps celebrate the surreal, the off-beat and the unexpected. The parade takes a similar route each year and starts at Fisheries Field – Eglinton Street – Shop Street – High Street – Quay Street – Spanish Arch – Fr. Griffin Rd (fire station) For more see

Galway Aboo Halloween Festival

The Galway Aboo Halloween Festival takes place in the medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter over the October Bank Holiday in Galway each year. It is the country’s largest Halloween Festival and plays host to a number of activities and free events promising to be frightfully good fun for all ages. A full line-up of events for the Galway Aboo Hallowe'en Festival will be announced shortly.

Whether you are planning a ghoulish gathering or Halloween haunt – join us at the g Hotel & Spa in Galway – it is sure to be a scream!

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