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28th Oct 2018




Marlay Park

Event Description


If you are planning to collect wristbands at the Cricket Pitch in Marlay Park for Samhain this Sunday October 21st from 2pm please remember:

Wristbands will be available for all walk times while stocks last or until 4pm on a strictly first come first served basis, limited to six per family. 

You can collect wristbands for the 3.30pm walk only, which will be tailored to suit people with special sensory needs, by using the signposted fast track collection lane. 

Parking for wristband collection is in the College Road Car Park of Marlay Park only.

Please do not park on Grange Road, in local estates or roads surrounding Marlay Park.

The location of the Cricket Pitch in Marlay Park and access to it is shown on the map here


Samhain, everybody's favourite phantasmal forest of fright will materialise before your very eyes in Marlay Park on Sunday October 28th 2018. The annual spookfest is back in all its gory glory with the sounds, shadows and creatures of the night that only appear in Marlay Park once a year on the haunted forest walk.

No one knows why they come to Marlay Park on the Sunday before Halloween each year but you have been warned that ghouls and goblins like the Wicked Woodsman, Crane the Mad, Witches of the Woods, Phantom Tailors and Banshees may all once again make an appearance.

The 3.30pm walk at Samhain will be tailored to suit people with special sensory needs. This means that music and sound effects will be quieter, special effects and lighting will be softer and we will limit the number of spectators in comparison to other entry times in order to reduce queuing times in so far as is practicable.

Dress your worst, in your most freakily frightening costume and join us this for this unique fright in the forest. But remember, once you enter the haunted forest walk there is no controlling the spectral spirits so do not get too close.

We want to see you in your Halloween costumes but remember Samhain is an outdoor event so warm clothing is recommended. The walk is approx. 1.7km long on a path suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.




The Haunted Forest Walk will be open between 3.30pm and 8.30pm and Entry is FREE but by WRISTBAND ONLY.

Entry times to queue for the Haunted Forest Walk are printed on your wristband.

Times are: 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm.



Parking for the event in the College Road Car Park is very limited so please walk or use Public Transport to get to the event. Please do not park on the roads or in local estates. Please stay on lit routes at all times after dark and follow the instructions of the stewards. dlr Events recommends you use public transport or walk to the event.

Please note that the Grange Road Car Park will be closed from 2pm on Sunday 28th October.

The following Dublin Bus routes serve stops within an approx. 10 minute walk to Marlay Park:

14 (connects with LUAS at Dundrum), 15B, 16, 61, 75, 116, 161

Please check to confirm current details of routes, timetables and fares.

GoAhead route 175 from UCD to Citywest connects with the LUAS at Dundrum and stops

on Grange Road outside Marlay Park.

Please check to confirm current details of the route, timetable and fares.



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