Celebrate the magic of the spoken word and awaken your inner Seanchaí at Samhain Family Festival.
Immerse yourself in an authentic Halloween experience this October as spirits young and old will gather at EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, for Samhain, Ireland’s Family Halloween Festival.
Samhain is a festival that celebrates Ireland’s ancient Halloween roots and rich storytelling traditions. Modern Seanchaís and colourful characters will share spine-tingling tales and there will be plenty of treats in store for all ages as we invite you to celebrate the magic of the spoken word. Children will be encouraged to harness the spooky sounds of nature with the Morrigan’s “Sounds of the Forest”, play Halloween games with the cheeky Pooka, and cast out the cobwebs with our resident good witch Cailleach, as she brings us on a journey of discovery about inner magic through spells and mantras to inspire positive wellbeing for would-be witches and warlocks.
We've a whole host of online treats in store: The Seanchai Sessions from the James Joyce Centre, Jerry Fish Story and Song from Smock Alley, and Ireland's most famous Seanchai, Eddie Lenihan, who will tell famous and lesser-known spooky Irish tales from Bunratty Folk Castle and Folk park.
Samhain Family Festival is proudly sponsored by the BAI, UNESCO City Libraries and The Arts Council of Ireland.
Samhain Live October 25th
Samhain Cinema October 31st