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From TheJournal.ie 'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year Ancient East

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Halloween traditions: 'A salt herring, eaten before bed, would ensure that one’s future spouse would appear in a dream' Opinion

Irish Halloween traditions: 'A salt herring, eaten before bed, would ensure that one’s future spouse would appear in a dream'

Archivist Jonny Dillon talks us through some of Ireland’s most interesting Halloween traditions from through the years.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain Opinion

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents Roll With It

Liam Gallagher gig at Kildare airport gets go-ahead over objections of residents

Liam Gallagher is set to headline the Samhain festival at Kildare’s Weston Airport at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead' History Of Halloween

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: The true or false quiz of Halloween's weirdest facts and traditions Oiche Shamhna
From TheJournal.ie Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains Braaaains

Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains

Once you’ve scooped out Jack’s brains and carved a face on him don’t throw out what’s left over – it’s immensely edible and nutritious.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits Opinion

Column: A proper Halloween Festival in Ireland could have astounding economic benefits

Ireland is missing out on a key cultural and tourism opportunity by not fostering and encouraging a much larger and more evolved international cultural festival centred around Irish history and mythology, writes TD Catherine Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Take a tour of Ireland's most haunted spots... Halloween This post contains videos This post contains images

Take a tour of Ireland's most haunted spots...

Wondering how to frighten the living daylights out of yourself for the rest of the weekend? Check out these scary tours and spooky spots.