Something for all ages and tastes at Hallowe’en in Kilkenny

Answer: Spookhetti

Up Close and Personal


Up Close and Personal


The big Halloween question!

Kilkenny has some spooky celebrations up its sleeves with fun for all ages and interests this week.​

There’s some pumpkin picking and fun at The Folly Guesthouse to the end of this month.​ While across this week a Hallowe’en camp is unfolding at The Watershed with swim or multi-activity options available.​

Also for the younger ones there’s Hallowe’en story time at Loughboy Library from 11.30am on Thursday followed by a Halloween Hullabaloo at the Market Cross Shopping Centre with a special festive fun-filled magic show titled Jackula at the Watergate Theatre from 2pm on Friday.​

From Thursday through to Saturday at 8pm nightly there are Halloween Torchlight Tours which have been organised by the Medieval Mile Museum.

Covering 800 years of history, you can expect a knight lost in time, a witch-hunting bishop and more as a costumed guide leads you through the ancient burial vaults and monuments in just under an hour. ​

Plenty of parties too set to take place while trick ‘r’ treating can be enjoyed by all.​

Then transport yourself to 1800s Paris at one of Kilkenny’s oldest buildings this Halloween night. St Canice’s Cathedral will on Thursday host a special screening of the 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera with a live score performed by resident Director of Music Bartosz Thiede on the organ.

It will be shown from 7:30pm with proceeds helping with the funding of a new choral music festival which will be held during Holy Week 2020.​