If Halloween is one of your favourite festivals then this is the town for you. A spooktacular line up of events for the Youghaloween festival, crammed into a haunted and fun filled three days. A huge variety of free events, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy
Join us on Friday night for an extraordinary opening ceremony, as the people of Youghal gather to welcome An Bhean Uisce home. An Bhean Uisce returns once a year from her watery grave to walk amongst the people of Youghal once more. Watch as a gathering of witches conjure her up from the sea as they perform an ancient ritual, a ritual that celebrates the ancient festival of Samhain.
The atmosphere is truly otherworldly with fires lighting on the beach and the sound of distant drums. Bring a lantern and join in the parade through the medieval streets of Youghal, finishing back at the beach as the Youghal skies are lit up fireworks.
Saturday visit the Haunted Town Centre. Wander through the terrifying and eerie graveyard, avoid the cackling witches and ghoulish knights as they work their ghastly torture machines. Visit the Florence Newton Witchling School, learn how to make a potion, a wand, or a broomstick! Come and visit fortune tellers corner. Check out the funeral pyre. Pay your respects to the dead by lighting candles and incense sticks. Visit the BheanUsice and leave a wish so that she can bring it back out to sea with her for the closing ceremony. Walk the ancient labyrinth and find inner peace. Will you be brave enough to sit and listen to our Ghost stories!!!!!
Mystery Haunted tours will also be held over the weekend. Come visit our Clock Tower and journey through centuries of time. Florence Newton Museum of Witchcraft and Magick will also be opened all weekend
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Sunday take part in the Spiritual Convention. A day of workshops and talks to feed your spirit. There will be a wide variety of topics covered, this will be on our Facebook page. Readings will be available also.
There will be a children’s Halloween Party at the Red Store with traditional Halloween games and prizes for the best costumes
Join us for the hauntingly beautiful closing ceremony as it is then time to say farewell to An BheanUsice as she makes her way back to the underworld with your hopes, wishes and dreams where she will work on these for the year!
That is just a selection of family fun events and haunted activities that are available if you are brave enough to venture to Youghal Co. Cork for Ireland’s most unique Halloween Festival, the YoughaloweenSpooktacular.
For more information and a full events listing please check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/YoughalSpooktacular and also check out the Youghal 4 All