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Monday 21 October 2019

Wexford braces itself for a 'frightfully' good weekend

HALLOWE'EN EVENTS TAKING PLACE ALL OVER THE COUNTY

DAVID MEDCALF

THE EVE of All Hallows will be celebrated in earnest at the weekend as the ' Halloween in Wexford' programme offers a variety of spooky fare. The programme includes a chance for children to enrol at the Hogwarts style magical 'School of Witches and Wizardry' in Enniscorthy Castle on October 30.

Other events detailed on visitwexford.ie include a paranormal investigation of the Castle (late night on October 28), Halloween fancy dress at the 1798 centre also in Enniscorthy (October 31), the Gorey Halloween Festival and ghostly tours of the ancient lighthouse at Hook Head (October 28-31).

Mairead Linneen , Enniscorthy town development officer commented: ' There are some brilliantly spooky festivals and events happening in Enniscorthy and across Wexford for the Halloween weekend, so there really is something for all tastes and levels of bravery.'

Johnstown Castle is set to join the fun on October 30 with a seasonal food and crafts fair, featuring added apple bobbing and pumpkin carving. The Irish National Heritage Park will have a 'Celtic Feast of the Dead' wander through the woods (nightly, October 31 - November 6). See www.visitwexford.ie. Meanwhile in Carnew, the place to be this Saturday night, October 29, at 9 p.m. is Kenny's Pint Depot, Carnew, as a wonderful night of fun, laughter, party games, and music is held to raise funds for the Aoife and Aine Kennedy Memorial Fund.

There's music from Cathal Byrne as Elvis, and DJ Pat Fleming. There are also special prizes for those attending in fancy dress.

Admission is €8, and there's also a monster raffle on the night. Tickets are on sale locally.

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