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Derry Halloween 2022 Programme

A great Samhain gathering. Our Walled City comes alive with ancient spirits welcoming you to join our Awakening. Fill yourself with folklore, feasting, and festivity, as Derry~Londonderry reopens the pathways of the Halloween travellers of the past. Remember to don a disguise to keep them at bay!

A great Samhain gathering.

Our Walled City comes alive with ancient spirits welcoming you to join our Awakening. Fill yourself with folklore, feasting, and festivity, as Derry~Londonderry reopens the pathways of the Halloween travellers of the past. Remember to don a disguise to keep them at bay!

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Welcome!<br />

Contents<br />

Welcome......................................................3<br />

Awakening the Walled City................ 4<br />

Ghostly Gigs............................................. 13<br />

Little Horrors............................................14<br />

Tours & Trails............................................ 16<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Hoolies................................. 18<br />

Freaky Family Fun................................20<br />

Carnival Parade......................................24<br />

Fireworks Finale..................................... 27<br />

Strabane <strong>Halloween</strong>.............................28<br />

Donegal <strong>Halloween</strong>..............................30<br />

Carnival Care............................................ 31<br />

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Fàilte! Bienvenidos! Witamy!


A Great Samhain<br />

Gathering!<br />

Our Walled City comes alive with<br />

ancient spirits welcoming you to<br />

join our Awakening. Fill yourself<br />

with folklore, feasting, and festivity,<br />

as <strong>Derry</strong>~Londonderry reopens<br />

the pathways of the <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

travellers of the past – remember to<br />

don a disguise to keep them at bay!<br />

• Awakening The Walled City<br />

• Heart Of Samhain<br />

• Little Horrors<br />

• Tours & Trails<br />

• Freaky Family Fun<br />

• Carnival Parade<br />

• Fireworks Finale and lots more!<br />

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Awakening the Walled City<br />

Fri 28th ~ Sun 30th October • 6pm ~ 9pm<br />

Free • Suitable for all ages<br />

<strong>Derry</strong> <strong>Halloween</strong> <strong>2022</strong> will unfold across the city, stretching to Donegal<br />

and Strabane. The history of <strong>Derry</strong> will pour out from the city’s iconic<br />

buildings unveiling the myths and mischief of Samhain and introducing<br />

you to some of our favourite characters from beyond the veil.<br />

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Produced by Guildhall School of Music & Drama.<br />

The City of Bones<br />

City Centre<br />

The Forest of Shadows<br />

St. Columb’s Park


The City of Bones<br />

City Centre<br />

If only the walls could talk, what would they say?<br />

Prepare yourself as you follow the trail within the City of Bones. Mesmerising<br />

projections, installations and guises to chill even the coldest of hearts, will tell<br />

the story of the history of the city and our very own Walter de Burgh. The<br />

lingering spirit of this starved knight will be welcomed by locals and visitors,<br />

as they embrace Samhain. Trail through Bishop Street, London Street, Pump<br />

Street, The Diamond and Shipquay Street and check out the many creepily<br />

captivating installations set to transform local landmarks.<br />

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Awakening the Walled City<br />

The Forest of<br />

Shadows<br />

St. Columb’s Park<br />

Where the veil between this<br />

world and the next is thinnest,<br />

tread carefully through this<br />

corridor of light. Drifting along<br />

the banks of the Foyle, nothing<br />

is what it seems as you enter<br />

the other realm. Welcoming<br />

you with dancing flames and<br />

hypnotic, mesmerising displays,<br />

luring you into the depths of the<br />

forest. Beware of disorientating<br />

paths lined with shape-shifting<br />

creatures and shadows as the<br />

forest comes to life!<br />

Wander through the 1.5km<br />

trail between St Columb’s Park<br />

and Ebrington taking in the 14<br />

different installations along the<br />

pathways. Pick up your copy<br />

of the Trail in advance at Visit<br />

<strong>Derry</strong> or our Information Point in<br />

Guildhall Square.


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The Heart of Samhain<br />

Guildhall Square & Waterloo Place<br />

Fri 28th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

12noon - 9pm<br />

Senses are stirred and<br />

taste buds tantalised as<br />

musical melodies hang in<br />

the cold night air. For four<br />

nights, Guildhall Square<br />

and Waterloo Place will<br />

come alive with all manner<br />

of creepy ghosts and<br />

ghouls feasting on the<br />

sights, sounds and tastes<br />

of <strong>Halloween</strong>. Enjoy the<br />

market with live music and<br />

relaxed seating.<br />

Saurus<br />

Fri 28th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

Times will vary<br />

Meet Saurus, the giant<br />

beasts from prehistoric<br />

times! With a deafening<br />

roar, Saurus cross over<br />

from the otherworld at<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> when the veil is<br />

at it’s thinnest! The world<br />

is much different than how<br />

they remember. Approach<br />

with caution.


Haunted Harvest<br />

Market<br />

City Centre<br />

Fri 28th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

12noon - 9pm<br />

Sit back, relax and enjoy<br />

some local music and food<br />

in the heart of it all. Feast on<br />

the sights, sounds and tastes<br />

of <strong>Halloween</strong>, where senses<br />

are stirred and taste buds are<br />

tingled as musical melodies<br />

hang in the night air.<br />

Samhain Bandstand<br />

Guildhall Square<br />

Fri 28th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

12noon - 9pm<br />

Enjoy some live music by local<br />

artists, sit back and relax in<br />

our seating area at Waterloo<br />

Place.<br />

Kidz Farm<br />

Waterloo Place<br />

Fri 28th - Sun 30th Oct<br />

12noon - 9pm<br />

Mon 31st Oct • 12noon - 6pm<br />

Creepy Critters and a wall of<br />

terror - the perfect <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

stop off for your little ones.<br />

Look out for our Info Point in<br />

Guildhall Square.<br />

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Awakening the Walled City<br />

Spark!<br />

City Centre<br />

Sun 30th & Mon 31st Oct<br />

Times will vary<br />

Visually arresting, acoustically<br />

impressive…. Spark! This<br />

much loved street act<br />

returns this year for two<br />

nights only! Bringing magical<br />

live music, movement and<br />

light which captivates<br />

audiences, combining high<br />

impact drumming, dynamic<br />

choreography, playful<br />

characters and colourful<br />

lighting design.<br />

Performance times and locations<br />

vary around the city centre.


After Dark<br />

Various times & venues<br />

Mayor’s Creepy Ceili<br />

Guildhall<br />

Fri 28th Oct • 8pm - 11pm<br />

Adm: £10 at the door<br />

Traditional Irish ceili. Music<br />

provided by Martin Duggan,<br />

a Tory Island native. All<br />

proceeds in aid of the Mayor’s<br />

Charity First Housing Aid and<br />

Support Services.<br />

Once you have experienced<br />

the spooktacular delights<br />

of the Awakening of the<br />

Walled City, why not follow<br />

our After Dark Music Trail to<br />

extend your <strong>Derry</strong> <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

experience and get your<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> groove on to our<br />

amazing local musical talent!<br />

Join Hudson Taylor and<br />

Alabama 3 who play Sandinos<br />

and much much more around<br />

the city.<br />

For more information visit<br />

www.derryhalloween.com/whats-on/<br />

after-dark<br />

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Ghostly Gigs<br />

Music Capital presents<br />

The Alabama 3<br />

The Bonnevilles<br />

Sandinos Bar/Club<br />

Fri 28th Oct • Doors 9pm<br />

Advance Tickets: £20 + booking fee<br />

£25 on the door<br />

Alabama3 are very much<br />

back! “Time to get whacked”<br />

with special guests The<br />

Bonnevilles.<br />

bit.ly/Alabama3<strong>Derry</strong><br />

MRK Events presents<br />

HUDSON TAYLOR &<br />

Special Guests<br />

Sandinos, Water St.<br />

Sat 29th Oct • 7pm<br />

Cost: £25.40<br />

This <strong>Derry</strong> Folk group<br />

returns to <strong>Derry</strong> in support<br />

of their new album!<br />

bit.ly/MRKhudsontaylor<br />

The City of <strong>Derry</strong><br />

International Choir<br />

Festival<br />

19th - 23rd Oct<br />

The 10th City of <strong>Derry</strong><br />

International Choir Festival<br />

will take place from 19 - 23<br />

October <strong>2022</strong> and we’re<br />

inviting YOU to take part!<br />

Plans are underway for an<br />

exciting and celebratory<br />

programme of guest artists<br />

concerts, school, national and<br />

international competitions,<br />

live performances throughout<br />

the city and fun educational<br />

workshops.<br />

Visit https://derrychoirfest.com.<br />

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Little Horrors<br />

The Trials & Tribulations<br />

of Winifred the Witch<br />

Guildhall Main Hall<br />

29th & 30th Oct: 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm & 6.30pm<br />

31st Oct: 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5.30pm<br />

Cost: £3 per person<br />

derryhalloween.com/tickets<br />

Order, Order! We the spook council of<br />

Legen<strong>Derry</strong> are here to bear witness to<br />

our sister Winifred for crimes so wicked, so<br />

worrysome, sooo weird that it would make<br />

your hair stand on end! Winifred has been<br />

soaking up the <strong>Derry</strong> <strong>Halloween</strong> fame and<br />

has been giving away all the otherworldly<br />

secrets… all for fame and glory amongst<br />

the vilest creatures alive… human beings!<br />

Join the spook council as they uncover the<br />

truth about Winifred…<br />

Produced by In Your Space Circus.<br />

Kids’ <strong>Halloween</strong> at<br />

Central Library<br />

Central Library, Foyle St.<br />

Fri 28th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Rhythm &<br />

Rhyme Time<br />

Fri 28th Oct • 10.30am - 11.15am<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Storytelling<br />

Sat 29th Oct • 10.30am - 11.15am<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Lego Club<br />

Sat 29th Oct • 2pm - 3pm<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Craft Session<br />

Mon 31st Oct • 2pm - 3pm<br />

FREE Booking essential. Email:<br />

derrycentral.library@librariesni.org.uk


Finding A Ghost<br />

in the Park<br />

Café Columbia @ Café in the Park,<br />

St. Columb’s Park<br />

Fri 28th – Sun 30th Oct • 1.30pm – 3pm<br />

Cost: Free<br />

Search for our ghost pictures<br />

in the park! The kids can bring<br />

the pictures they find to the<br />

café and get a free kid’s hot<br />

chocolate!<br />

Little Monsters Inside<br />

Location: Waterside<br />

Dates & Times: TBC<br />

Cost: Free<br />

Hear about local monsters<br />

and spirits, myths and<br />

legends, and bring your<br />

own demon to life in a short<br />

animation film. Join us for<br />

evening outdoor screenings<br />

on <strong>Halloween</strong> weekend in the<br />

Waterside. For workshops<br />

and/or screenings contact<br />

excite@watersidenp.org or<br />

DM excite_wnp on Instagram.<br />

Creepy Curiosity Club<br />

Void Gallery, Waterloo Place<br />

Sat 29th October • 12pm - 4pm<br />

Cost: Free<br />

With spooky creative activities to<br />

keep your little ghouls entertained<br />

at home and in the gallery<br />

this <strong>Halloween</strong>! No need for<br />

booking, just pop along. Spooky<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Sun-catcher art packs<br />

will be available for collection from<br />

18th October. Limited number<br />

available by post.<br />

Pumpkin Hunt on the Walls<br />

Nine Hostages<br />

Sun 30th Oct • Cost: Free<br />

Look for the items we have<br />

hidden on the Walls and count<br />

them. The come back to Nine<br />

Hostages to chat about what you<br />

found, enjoy some storytelling<br />

and get a yummy meal and a hot<br />

chocolate! Visit<br />

facebook.com/9inehostagescoffeederry<br />

for times.<br />

Monster Making<br />

CCA, Artillery St.<br />

Fri 28th & Sat 29th Oct • 1pm - 4pm<br />

Cost: Free<br />

Have you ever dreamed of<br />

creating your own weird and<br />

wonderful friend? They might<br />

have four arms, be green and<br />

furry, or have two heads! If<br />

you have, come down to our<br />

monster making workshop.<br />

No booking necessary.<br />

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Tours & Trails<br />

Family Friendly<br />

Spooky Tour<br />

Meeting point: Artillery Street at<br />

Ferryquay Gate<br />

Mon 24th - Thurs 27th Oct<br />

5pm & 6.30pm<br />

Cost: Family (2 adults & up to 3<br />

children) £15 or £4 per person<br />

Get in the <strong>Halloween</strong> spirit<br />

and embark on a walk<br />

through the city hearing<br />

gruesome ghost stories of<br />

past and present. From bones<br />

to banshees and skeletons to<br />

sinister figures. Fun, family<br />

friendly activity with a few<br />

scares along the way.<br />

For tickets email:<br />

charlenemccrossan@icloud.com<br />

Féile presents<br />

Spooky Tales &<br />

Scary Trails<br />

Location: Bogside & Fountain<br />

Thurs 27th Oct • 7pm & 9pm<br />

Are you brave enough to<br />

follow one of the spookiest<br />

trails in Ireland through<br />

the Bogside & Fountain<br />

Tour will last approximately<br />

60 minutes. Please wear<br />

appropriate clothing and<br />

footwear. Numbers limited.<br />

Pre-booking essential.<br />

Contact gasyardfeilederry@gmail.com<br />

for more info.<br />

A Streets Alive project funded<br />

by Urban Villages.<br />

Check out our Legenderry food trail around many of the local restaurants and venues.<br />

Dress-up Silent Disco<br />

Tours<br />

City Centre<br />

Fri 28th - Sun 30th Oct • 4pm - 5pm<br />

Cost: £5pp<br />

Dance your way around the<br />

city centre to some of the<br />

best <strong>Halloween</strong> Hits to date!<br />

Costumes encouraged but<br />

not essential! Book now at<br />

www.northwestsilentdiscotours.com.<br />

Cemetery Tours<br />

City Cemetery - Creggan entrance<br />

Dates & Times: 28th - 31st Oct • 1pm<br />

Cost: £5pp<br />

Meet at the top gate, no need<br />

to book. This is a serious<br />

historical tour of our customs<br />

heritage and history. Please<br />

dress for the weather.


Derrie Danders<br />

Meeting point: Visit <strong>Derry</strong>,<br />

Waterloo Place<br />

Dates & Times: Mon 24th – Fri 28th<br />

Oct, 5.30pm & 7pm<br />

Cost: £8 Adult & £6 Child<br />

A light hearted and entertaining<br />

approximately 1 hour tour of<br />

the City Walls with some of<br />

the stories of the city with a<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> ghostly theme.<br />

Book at Visit <strong>Derry</strong>.<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Origins -<br />

An Exploration<br />

The Foyle Tributaries<br />

9.30am - 5pm, Sat 30th Oct - Tues 1 Nov<br />

Cost: £55 plus booking fee. Over 17s<br />

An intriguing driving and<br />

walking tour that explores a<br />

number of prehistoric sites<br />

and primeval habitats linked<br />

with the rural rituals and<br />

traditions that became the<br />

Celtic Festival of <strong>Halloween</strong>.<br />

Tickets at<br />

derryhalloween.com/tickets<br />

Spooky Paws<br />

Walk the Walls<br />

City Walls • Tues 25th Oct<br />

Registration: 7pm. Walk at 7.30pm<br />

Cost: £5pp<br />

Join in the <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

celebrations by taking part<br />

in our fancy dress dog walk<br />

around the <strong>Derry</strong> Walls. Free<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> treats for every<br />

dog that enters and lots of<br />

prizes! Judging will take place<br />

before the event starts. To<br />

raise extra donations email<br />

rainbowrehoming@gmail.com to<br />

request a sponsor form. Free<br />

light refreshments afterwards.<br />

The Experiment<br />

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company<br />

Magazine St.<br />

Thursday 27th - Sun 30th Oct<br />

6pm - 10pm (15 minute slots)<br />

A Blood Chilling Sensory<br />

Experience. Are you brave<br />

enough to take part in The<br />

Experiment? Not suitable for<br />

Under 14s. Contains scenes of<br />

a graphic nature and flashing<br />

lights.<br />

www.echoechodance.com<br />

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<strong>Halloween</strong> Hoolies<br />

Kids’ <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

Party At Da Vinci’s<br />

Da Vinci’s Hotel<br />

Sat 29th Oct<br />

Kids: £12, Adults: £6, Family of 4: £32<br />

Kids Entertainer - Annetti<br />

Spaghetti • Fancy dress<br />

party • Toffee apple making<br />

• Pumpkin painting • Face<br />

painting • <strong>Halloween</strong> Disco •<br />

Donut eating race •<br />

There will be fun games,<br />

prizes and trick or treat bags.<br />

Food platters available for<br />

kids. Tea, coffee and sweet<br />

treat for adults.<br />

To book your tickets,<br />

ask at reception or call:<br />

Call 028 71 279 111.<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Family<br />

Spooktacular<br />

City Hotel<br />

Mon 31st Oct • 5pm - 9pm<br />

Cost: Adults £26, Kids £12.95<br />

Hot buffet, Kids’<br />

entertainment, <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

games, Micro Zoo and Trick or<br />

Treat sweetie corner.<br />

Tickets at www.facebook.com/<br />

CityHotel<strong>Derry</strong>NI<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong><br />

Afternoon Tea<br />

Bishop’s Gate Hotel<br />

Sun 30th Oct • 12.30pm & 3pm<br />

Cost: Adults from £25, Children £14<br />

Have a “spooktacular”<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> with your family<br />

this year and join us for an<br />

“out of this world” afternoon<br />

tea celebration. Our afternoon<br />

menu will be filled with<br />

spellbinding sweet treats &<br />

savoury bites inspired by the<br />

“City Of Bones”.<br />

Advance booking required.<br />

Call 028 7114 0300.<br />

Village of the<br />

Damned<br />

Soda & Starch, Craft Village<br />

Fri 28th - Mon 31st Oct • 12noon - late<br />

Cooking family ghouls treats<br />

on our charcoal oven BBQ<br />

under our spooky canopy,<br />

outdoor streetfood venue,<br />

Burgers Beats & Beers.<br />

Open to all!<br />

70s & 80s Dinner<br />

Party<br />

Spaghetti Junction<br />

Fri 28th Oct • 7.30pm • Cost: £30pp<br />

Come in fancy dress to our all<br />

you can eat buffet with a Live<br />

70/80s set from our resident<br />

singer Bruno Tamiozzo!


Monster <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

Funfair<br />

Visitor Car Park, Ebrington<br />

Sat 22nd - Mon 31st Oct<br />

2pm – 10pm daily<br />

Spooky <strong>Halloween</strong> funfair<br />

with all your favourite<br />

attractions for the whole<br />

family. Enjoy panoramic<br />

views of the city from the<br />

Big wheel and get into the<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> spirit on the<br />

ghost train.<br />

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Freaky Family Fun<br />

<strong>Derry</strong> <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

AV Show<br />

Visit <strong>Derry</strong>, Waterloo Place<br />

Mon 17th Oct - Sun 6th Nov<br />

9am - 5pm • Free • Dur: 3 - 4 mins<br />

An animated show for the<br />

whole family to enjoy, telling<br />

the story of <strong>Derry</strong> <strong>Halloween</strong>’s<br />

rise to become one of the<br />

world’s foremost <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

celebrations. As Walter de<br />

Burgh prepares the city for<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong>, he’ll be joined by<br />

his ghostly ancient friends.<br />

These ancient spirits turn<br />

iconic landmarks spooky<br />

and recount their ghostly<br />

stories. Walter takes you on a<br />

mischievous journey, keeping<br />

the ancient tradition of<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> alive.<br />

Irish Video Game<br />

Orchestra<br />

St. Columb’s Hall • Sat 29th Oct<br />

1pm, 3pm & 5pm Cost: £4pp<br />

The IVGO are a team of<br />

forward-thinking musicians<br />

who have dazzled audiences<br />

across Ireland and the UK<br />

with a dynamic repertoire<br />

of classic and contemporary<br />

video game scores. Expect<br />

a whirlwind adventure across<br />

the musical maps of Zelda,<br />

Final Fantasy, Super Mario,<br />

Metal Gear and many more<br />

magical scores. Combined with<br />

a mesmerizing audio-visual<br />

display and stunning light show,<br />

the IVGO will be a <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

highlight in <strong>Derry</strong>’s spooktacular<br />

celebrations!<br />

derryhalloween.com/tickets<br />

Zombie Apocalypse<br />

Lock’n’load <strong>Derry</strong> • 1st - 30th Oct<br />

Cost: £12 • Family Ticket £40<br />

Will you survive the Zombie<br />

Apocalypse? Enter a Solo<br />

Game of laser tag or battle up<br />

to 30 players, one of which<br />

has just been bitten by the<br />

zombies. If they tag you three<br />

times you’ll be infected and<br />

your weapon will turn from<br />

blue (living) to red (walking<br />

dead)!<br />

Call 07783 932526 or PM<br />

facebook.com/airsoftderry


Thurs 27th - Sun 30th Oct<br />

7pm - 9pm<br />

Our Youth Club, Club Óige<br />

Setanta, will host a Haunted<br />

House in the Old School<br />

House to raise funds for the<br />

club. This event is open to 12<br />

year-olds and up and will cost<br />

£5pp.<br />

Windows into<br />

the Well<br />

Holywell Trust<br />

Fri 28th - Sun 30th Oct<br />

6.30pm - 9pm<br />

Enjoy these themed<br />

performances in the windows<br />

facing Bishop Street. An<br />

otherworldy spectacle of<br />

lights, music and dance –<br />

awakening the inhabitants<br />

of the well – sharing their<br />

story with locals, families and<br />

tourists, who can experience<br />

the performance from Bishop<br />

Street. 20 min performance,<br />

three times each evening.<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> at<br />

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin<br />

Great James St.<br />

Thurs 27th Oct • 6pm - 9pm<br />

A Samhain workshop with<br />

Mary Delargy. Hear about the<br />

true origins of Samhain and<br />

how modern transatlantic<br />

traditions are adaptations of<br />

our Celtic nuances. Make a<br />

Seán na Gealaí, (turnip lantern),<br />

píog úlla, (apple pie) and tell<br />

stories from your youth. This<br />

event is free, open to adults.<br />

In our Old Church carpark,<br />

we will have a traditional<br />

Samhain bonfire, with spooky<br />

storytelling of Old Celtic<br />

mythology and traditions.<br />

Free event and open to adults.<br />

Mon 31st Oct<br />

11am - 1pm<br />

Come along to our family<br />

event, open to all! Let<br />

the kids make their own<br />

broomsticks and masks or<br />

enjoy storytelling and music<br />

from our children attending<br />

the Acadamh. Cultúrlann Uí<br />

Chanáin’s café owner, Laurent<br />

will hold an apple pie making<br />

class. This is a free event.<br />

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Freaky Family Fun<br />

KJ Hauntings Cinema<br />

Screening<br />

Waterside Theatre<br />

Fri 28th Oct • 7.30pm • Cost: £8<br />

Local paranormal<br />

investigators, Kim & Jason<br />

of KJ Hauntings are back<br />

for an exclusive cinema<br />

screening. Join them as they<br />

premiere one of their haunted<br />

adventures from a brand new<br />

location on the big screen.<br />

The screening will not be<br />

available on any other<br />

platform so don’t miss out.<br />

*This is open to all ages at<br />

parents’ discretion.<br />

Tickets: https://derryhalloween.com/<br />

tickets<br />

MAPA @ NWRC presents<br />

The Nightmare<br />

Before Midterm<br />

The Walled City’s most<br />

Terrifying Musical Experience<br />

NWRC Foyle Theatre Building,<br />

Strand Rd. Tues 25th Oct • 7pm<br />

Cost: £5 adult, Children Free<br />

A Fangtastic <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

Musical Showcase featuring<br />

a variety of song, dance and<br />

musical theatre. Trick-or-Treat<br />

yourself to a spooktacular<br />

evening of performances from<br />

our bewitching HNC/ HND<br />

Performing Arts students.<br />

Kids in costume free!<br />

Email: kitty.ocallaghan@nwrc.ac.uk<br />

or Carie.logue-houston@nwrc.ac.uk<br />

for more information.<br />

Foyleside Frights<br />

Foyleside Shopping Centre<br />

15th-16th, 22nd-23rd, 28th-31st Oct<br />

Cost: Free<br />

‘Foyleside Frights’ will be<br />

filled with freaky festivities<br />

that reflect the history,<br />

heritage and spirit of the city<br />

Enjoy a ‘frightening’ photo<br />

maze, <strong>Halloween</strong>-themed<br />

crafts and fearsome face<br />

painting as our young ones<br />

embrace the rich mythologies<br />

and legendary tales that<br />

accompany <strong>Halloween</strong>.


Haunted Heritage<br />

Tower Museum & Guildhall<br />

Opening 9am with last entry at 9pm<br />

Normal charges apply.<br />

Enjoy the spooky goings on<br />

at both the Tower Museum<br />

and the Guildhall during the<br />

city events.<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong><br />

Indoor Market<br />

Society Street Indoor Market<br />

Fri 28th - Sun 30th Oct • 2pm - 10pm<br />

Free face painting, children’s<br />

crafts and games!<br />

Children’s haunted basement,<br />

free hot dog, treat bag, 2pm –<br />

6pm - £5pp<br />

Adult’s haunted basement,<br />

£6.50pp - Booking preferable.<br />

House of Horrors<br />

Old Tourist Information Building<br />

Mon 24th – Sun 30th Oct<br />

Cost: £5pp<br />

House of Horrors returns for<br />

its second year. Last year<br />

it claimed the accolade of<br />

<strong>Derry</strong>’s scariest haunted<br />

house ever!!<br />

And this year we are going<br />

bigger and better, the<br />

building itself is built on an<br />

old graveyard and is claimed<br />

to be haunted by a number<br />

of ghosts. This event is run by<br />

Glen Development Initiative<br />

and Rainbow Children and<br />

Family Centre.<br />

Tickets available by<br />

contacting GDI on<br />

02871268748 Pay at the door<br />

also available £5pp.<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Energy<br />

of Light Disco<br />

Millennium Forum<br />

Friday 28th Oct • 8.30-10pm<br />

Saturday 29th Oct • 4-5pm 0-8 years<br />

Saturday 29th Oct • 5-6pm 8-14 years<br />

Cost: £3<br />

The Energy of Light disco is<br />

the city’s only fully inclusive<br />

accessible disco, offering<br />

young people living with<br />

disabilities and their families<br />

to have an eventful <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

party.<br />

Howl-oween arrives<br />

at Wild Ireland<br />

Wild Ireland<br />

Tues 1st – Sun 6th Nov<br />

Prices - €15 for Adults and €12 for<br />

kids (Open 10am to 5pm)<br />

Come and join us this Howloween<br />

for a jam packed<br />

week of giant pre-historic<br />

monsters, magic wizards<br />

and spooky stories! Book at<br />

www.wildireland.org OR via<br />

our Facebook page.<br />

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Carnival Parade<br />

On the Ninth Wave<br />

City Centre<br />

Mon 31st Oct • 7pm<br />

Manannan on the ninth wave rose up from the deep<br />

Leading a procession of spirits awoke from their sleep<br />

All manner of faerie folk and Otherworldly creatures<br />

Banshees, witches and selkies with ghoulish features<br />

Some were horned, some feathered, scaled, and evil eyed<br />

All in search of mortals with neither beacon nor disguise<br />

Lake of Shadows released Suileach the many eyed beast<br />

The Foyle returned the Rivergods to join the Samhain feast<br />

Let citizens take heed if you stray out on a Hallows night<br />

Beware of the cry of the raven and stay well out of sight<br />

Be sure and don a costume and cover up your head<br />

And come to the Walled City and dance with the living dead<br />

The Carnival Parade is brought to you by the North<br />

West Carnival Initiative.


Parade Route<br />

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Tower Museum<br />

<strong>Derry</strong><br />

Unlock<br />

Walled<br />

the<br />

and<br />

Beyond City<br />

Great<br />

Value<br />

Short<br />

Breaks<br />

Seamus Heaney HomePlace<br />

Bellaghy<br />

Bishop’s Gate Hotel<br />

<strong>Derry</strong><br />

Awakening the Walled City<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Visit <strong>Derry</strong> Visitor Pass<br />

Make the most of your trip with a Visit <strong>Derry</strong> Visitor Pass, an integrated ticket allowing<br />

you access to 10 city centre attractions and activities. It’s amazing value, saving you<br />

both time and money as you weave your way around the Walled City unlocking its<br />

stories and secrets. Pick yours up at the Visitor Information Centre or buy it online at<br />

visitderrypass.com. Then take in the city’s must-see visitor attractions including the<br />

Guildhall, Tower Museum, Siege Museum and The Museum of Free <strong>Derry</strong>; tours of St.<br />

Columb’s and St. Eugene’s cathedrals, churches and heritage centres; or join the top<br />

guided walking tours in the city. Worth every penny!<br />

Awakening the Walled City <strong>Halloween</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

If you’re lucky enough to be in <strong>Derry</strong> during <strong>Halloween</strong>, you’ll witness the city come<br />

alive with an ancient spirit. There’s the Samhain gathering in the spine-tingling City<br />

of Bones, and across the Peace Bridge there’s the immersive and illuminated Forest<br />

of Shadows. Fireworks will light up the sky while carnival artists, dancers and circus<br />

performers take part in our Samhain Parade. There’s always a good time to visit <strong>Derry</strong>,<br />

but <strong>Halloween</strong> might just be the best. Just put on your disguise and watch as the City of<br />

Bones puts on a show that’s out of this world!<br />

Seamus Heaney Home Place<br />

Drop in to our beloved Nobel laureate’s hometown of Bellaghy. The life and works of<br />

Seamus Heaney are open to you, right where the people, place, and landscape inspired<br />

him. This multi-award winning exhibition immerses you in Seamus Heaney’s world,<br />

from childhood to global appreciation.<br />

Bakehouse NI - Digging for Gin<br />

Join Bronagh at the Bakehouse NI in Magherafelt for an afternoon creating your own<br />

bottle of gin, infused with delicious ingredients you’ve foraged fresh that day. Digging<br />

for Gin is perfect for small groups and guides you through the process of making Sloe<br />

Gin as well as baking traditional Irish bread. Best of all, you take home what you make<br />

– yum!<br />

Bishop’s Gate Hotel<br />

This intimate urban oasis is your perfect base for exploring the walled city of <strong>Derry</strong>. A<br />

luxury boutique hotel, its blend of Edwardian architecture and contemporary luxury<br />

is balm to the soul. The beautiful rooms, with their views across the city, provide the<br />

ultimate sanctuary after a busy day. Then it’s time to contemplate a glass of something<br />

sparkling at The Wig and Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant.<br />

Food & Restaurants<br />

<strong>Derry</strong> is home to an incredible array of great value dining options. Whether you’re<br />

looking for a cheap and cheerful family/friends’ night out, a romantic dinner for two<br />

or a craic’ packed dinner for 12, you’ll find it in <strong>Derry</strong> City without a jaw-dropping pricetag.<br />

There’s Fitzroy’s and Quaywest Wine Bar and Restaurant, two spots serving<br />

up delicious global cuisine. There’s also The Exchange for those seeking a more<br />

sophisticated dining experience, and Badgers for those more comfortable eating in the<br />

pub! Our advice? Leave plenty of room for dinner and get ready to eat like a local.<br />

Book your next<br />

giant adventure at<br />

discovernorthernireland.com<br />

discovernorthernireland.com


Fireworks Finale<br />

River Foyle<br />

Mon 31st Oct<br />

8pm -8.15pm<br />

We are delighted that our<br />

breathtaking fireworks will<br />

return to <strong>Derry</strong> <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong>! Watch the Samhain<br />

skies come alive with colour<br />

as this decade old tradition<br />

returns with a bang!<br />

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Strabane <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

Ghostly Gathering<br />

Strabane Town Centre<br />

Mon 31st Oct<br />

Explore the unknown through<br />

Strabane town centre, but<br />

remember to keep your guard as<br />

you may discover some strange<br />

unwanted characters lurking<br />

that have got lost on their way.<br />

Stories and tall tales to be told!<br />

• Roarsome Large Dinosaurs<br />

• Arts & Crafts, Face Painters<br />

• Food Quarter & Live Music<br />

• SPARK! LED Drummers (Daytime)<br />

• SAURUS Sat 29th Oct<br />

• Street Performers & Live<br />

Shows


<strong>Halloween</strong> Hay<br />

Sculpture Trail<br />

District Wide<br />

Fri 14th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

Take a scenic drive around<br />

the picturesque Villages but<br />

watch out, there are a few<br />

strange figures lurking about!<br />

From Bready to Castlederg,<br />

Strabane, Donemana,<br />

Glenmornan, Artigarvan,<br />

Ballymcgorry. Catch sightings<br />

of some strange and<br />

wonderful characters on the<br />

horizon. All created by the<br />

local community.<br />

Visit Strabanehalloween.com for<br />

map of trail and postcodes<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> at<br />

The Alley<br />

Alley Theatre<br />

Sat 29th - Mon 31st Oct<br />

A fangtastic range of<br />

entertainment including<br />

Trick or Treat Tours,<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Workshops, Live<br />

Performances, Theatre and<br />

Spooky Movie Day plus lots<br />

more.<br />

See www.alley-theatre.com for full<br />

listings.<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Fireworks<br />

Melvin Running Track<br />

Mon 31st Oct • 7pm<br />

Fire Juggling Show<br />

6pm - 7pm<br />

Castlederg Apple Fair<br />

The Diamond, Castlederg<br />

Fri 28th Oct • 8am - 6pm<br />

Traditional apple sellers will<br />

be in town from early morning<br />

along with a range of stalls<br />

full of scrumptious <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

delights. For details or to<br />

book a stall contact Gordon<br />

Speer on 028 81 670 636 or<br />

borderarts@tinyonline.co.uk.<br />

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Donegal <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

The Ancients<br />

Swan Park, Buncrana<br />

Sat 29th & Sun 30th Oct • 5pm - 9pm<br />

The ancient Red Branch Knights of Ulster (An Croabh Rua) lie sleeping in full battle<br />

armour, ready to ride forth at Ireland’s moment of greatest need. Be prepared as they<br />

ready themselves to ride forth to Swan Park Buncrana, where you can experience<br />

legends, lore, and characters associated with the Red Branch Knights. Imagine how<br />

they might march again towards Lough Swilly on <strong>Halloween</strong> night, telling and reliving<br />

their stories.<br />

Supported by the North West Development Fund and organised in partnership with<br />

Donegal County Council.


Carnival Care<br />

Please enjoy the <strong>Halloween</strong> Carnival Celebrations<br />

safely & sensibly. Visit www.derryhalloween.com/<br />

carnivalcare for Carnival Care information.<br />

Your journey to be part of the biggest <strong>Halloween</strong><br />

celebrations in the country starts with Translink.<br />

Plan your journey via the Translink NI App or use<br />

our online journey planner at translink.co.uk.<br />

Visit our website for information on<br />

Festival Car Parking.<br />

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Festival Info<br />

<strong>Halloween</strong> Festival Office<br />

Visit <strong>Derry</strong>, Waterloo Place<br />

For information on our Carnival Care Initiative,<br />

Traffic & Travel and Access & Inclusion visit:<br />

www.derryhalloween.com/festivalinfo<br />

@<strong>Derry</strong><strong>Halloween</strong><br />

@<strong>Derry</strong><strong>Halloween</strong><br />

@derryhalloween<br />

For further information call: 028 7125 3253<br />

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Access & Inclusion information<br />

For access and inclusion information, including<br />

quiet sessions, visit derryhalloween.com/access<br />

All information correct at time of printing.<br />

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