Halloween Holiday:  Ghosts and Ghouls

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So!  Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year but we still have that lovely long bank holiday weekend to enjoy ourselves.  It is quite fascinating how Halloween gets bigger every year.   I was recently in a Halloween shop (I kid you not) where I was bowled over with the variety of costumes; and I am not just talking about children’s ones of witches, skeletons, vampires and Draculas.  The accessories too were hilarious, including a ball and chain weighing less than a sponge cake!

Anyway I am deviating away from the real topic which is what to do for the Halloween break.  Having done a little pre-checking it looks like half the country will be on the move that weekend as many hotels are now fully booked up.  There are only a few rooms left in a couple of the good ones like Gregans Castle in Co. Clare or Parknasilla Resort & Spa in Co. Kerry.  You would need to move fast if you want to book for the weekend itself.

However, why not opt for a midweek break covering Halloween night itself.  You can avail of some attractive offers.  My recommendations for this year’s offering of bats and spiderwebs; pumpkins and barnbracks are two great places.  Viewmount House in Co. Longford is a lovely restored Georgian house, which is bound to have the odd ghost lurking around.  Otherwise nip down the M11 to Gorey in Co. Wexford for a few nights in Marlfield House where they have a tempting Halloween Madness offer that includes dining in The Duck Terrace Restaurant.  Who knows you might see the odd bat as you take the short walk from the House to the Restaurant!

Whatever else you do be sure and enjoy yourself regardless of your age and don’t be afraid to howl at the Moon!

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