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01 231 1444


27th Oct 2019




Marlay Park


free-wristband required

Event Description

Samhain, everybody's favourite phantasmal forest of fright will materialise before your very eyes in Marlay Park on Sunday October 27th 2019. 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.

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 3.30pm walk at Samhain will be tailored to suit people with special 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 visitors in comparison to other entry times in order to reduce queuing times in so far as is practicable.


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. There will be no fireworks display at the event.


There is no online booking or purchase system for Wristbands to go to Samhain. Wristbands can only be obtained by collection in person at the Cricket Pitch in Marlay Park on Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th from 2pm each day.


  • Wristbands will be available 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 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 at



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 27th October.

For information on public transport routes to Marlay Park and plan your journey


01 231 1444

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