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Féile Samhain at Hook Lighthouse
October 27 - October 31
Discover the history and mystery of the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse and celebrate a traditional Samhain Festival from October 27th to October 29th & 31st 2018.
Féile Samhain at Hook will open from 4pm to 8pm each evening (Oct 27t to 29th & 31stinlcusive). an ‘Evening of Fire’ based on the ancient tradition of Samhain of extinguishing old and lighting anew will take place. Age-old tales of Samhain will be shared by ‘Druids’ around the circles of fire at Hook Lighthouse; families are invited to gather around the blazing fire baskets beneath the ever-present beam of the 800-year-old lighthouse to hear stories of druids and sncient Irish Samhain customs and heritage in the graveyard of one thousand ships. A family evening, with children’s entertainment, Halloween stories. These events are on offer free of charge and no pre-booking is required. Pumpkin carving with the resident artist at Hook Lighthouse, Rose, will also be on offer from €5.
On the evening of October 31st an ‘Evening of Fire & Spoken Word’ will be on offer on the Lighthouse Lawns.
During the evenings (Saturday, Sunday & Monday) special ghastly lantern-lead Halloween tours only for those who like the ghoulish and ‘sphooky’ will be on offer at 5pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Venture into darkness as you ascend the 115 steps of Lighthouse tower for a night-time view of the graveyard of 1,000 ships, explore the original keepers’ quarters and learn about the Ghostly tales behind the Lighthouse and its grounds including the paranormal experiences of previous guests and staff. Atmospheric lighting and creepy nooks and crannies along the way create an experience which is not for the faint-hearted. These tours are suitable for brave adults and braver kids but are not for anyone of a nervous disposition.
Pre booking is advised; tickets to these ghostly Halloween evening tours at Hook Lighthouse are available online at www.hookheritage.ie at €10.00 per PERSON. During mid-term Halloween themed art workshops will also be on offer for kids and wimps.
The Lighthouse café will serve traditional fare.