So Halloween is just days away and you might already be swept up in the mayhem, knee deep in bin-bags, duct tape and glue trying to turn yourself into The Dark Knight for one night only. Perhaps you haven't decided where to showcase your DIY cape, or maybe you are just looking to do something a little different to do this year.
If you are still stuck for some spooky plans then we have a shortlist of 5 great spots to celebrate Halloween in style.
This Meath estate of mayhem has been gaining notoriety year on year as the scariest Halloween thrill. It consists of multiple dark attractions including The Asylum, Infinity and School House Massacre. Their new feature for this year is ALONE, where yes...you go in alone for the sole reason of having the bejaysus scared out of you! They also have Apache pizza providing the sustinence and live music in the main venue to bring you back to life.
Pre-booking for each evening is essential with last entries at 10.30pm each night. Online tickets are now €18.
If you don't drive don't worry, you can also grab a ticket to the excursions and be brought down from dublin from 6.30 each day. €30 all in. Full details here.
This October 31st Corkonians, and those looking for adventures in the rebel county, have a great option too. You could get into your most-messed-up finery, have a great night out and give to charity too. The Counselling Centre have organised a top night out- which is ridiculously good value- all in aid of their counselling services. Complimentary Wine, Beer and Pizza, Two of Corks Top DJ's, a discounted taxi back into town and free entry into multiple nightclubs just for being a spooky samaritan..... what's not to love.
An Anniversary where the only present expected is your presence! Saturday October 31st from 8pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland crew will be putting on their 'CRAZIEST, WILDEST most OUTRAGEOUS show yet!' They promise fabulosity and a hell of a party. You just need to grab a ticket and get your most Horrific gear on to party in style.
Another spot where you can hand over a small bit of hard-earned coinage to have your wits absolutely scared out of you. Think Evil Clowns, Mutilated monsters, hungry zombies and a whole host of odd souls in between. They are consummate scaring professionals set-up in a Georgian building ready to pounce on you...sure how could you refuse.
5. The City of Bones, Derry, Northern Ireland
Recently voted the best city in the world to spend Halloween in and we have to agree, Derry-folk go all out, and they know how to do it! There is so much on in Derry, with such spectacular atmosphere, a huge parade, fireworks and some of the best costumes you've ever seen just wandering around the sloping streets. With screenings of The Witches at Guildhall, Halloween Balls, Club nights and parties at every corner, you won't be long feeling ghoulishly smitten. There is even such thing as the Zombie Apocalypse Laser Tag and Minigolf Graveyard! If you have no plans yet and you are the spontaneous sort, head north and you'll be hooked on Halloween forever. Stop off in Sandino's early evening to get you in the 'festive' mood.
Whatever you choose to do this Halloween, stay safe, stick with your mates.....and have a spine-tingling time!