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In an absolute testament to the sheer determination of local theatres and production companies, there are SO many pantos happening around the country this year! Despite restrictions, despite only coming out of lockdown last week, these groups have managed to come together to create and spread a little bit of joy and craic this year.

While everyone has had to adjust and new formats have to be played with, whether its through a screen or from a safe distance, there is a panto out there for everyone this year.

University Concert Hall ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (online)

Online, on demand tickets are €15 and available exclusively through DICE FM now.

On Demand, Online Stream Available from 26th – 31st December 

This year’s University Concert Hall Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, is going online! This Christmas, Producer Robert C Kelly and UCH are bringing the magic of Panto direct to your living room, with the daring adventures of Jack, some magical beans and a not so friendly Giant.

Long-time UCH Panto favourite, Richie Hayes, returns to the stage (and your screens!) with his usual hilarious antics, joined by the always irresistible Dame Myles Breen. From Vicar to Villain, Limerick’s Liam O’Brien of Emmerdale fame makes his UCH Panto debut as the baddest of baddies.

Round up the family, get your coziest PJs on, snacks at the ready and enjoy the magic of the UCH Panto from the comfort of your couch this Christmas.


The Helix Panto Online ‘The Sword in the Stone’ (online)

Tickets from www.thehelix.ie – priced at €20.00 per household

Dec 19th, 23rd, 27th, 29th, 31st & Jan 2nd @ 7pm

Produced once again by TheatreworX Productions, The Helix Panto Online will be a new way for families all over the country to enjoy the magic of Christmas panto during these Covid times and all from the comfort of their homes

It wouldn’t be Christmas without panto, so on Thursday, 17th of December at 7:00pm, grab the treats and transform your living room into a magical panto-land for the ultimate family Christmas experience! Creating a special cinematic experience for all the family to enjoy, the production of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ promises to be as magical as ever, and will be packed full of laughs, boos, cheers, songs, dances and amazing special effects.

Make sure to share all the fun at home on the night by tagging @TheHelixPanto and @PresencePR on Instagram to be in with a chance for some live shout outs on the night and to win a VIP family ticket to next year’s panto!

Tickets for The Helix Panto Online are on sale now from www.thehelix.ie – priced at €20.00 per household, get up close and personal with your favourite panto characters from the comfort of your home with a live Q&A at the end of each scheduled performance. Choose from scheduled performances at www.thehelix.ie and receive a link to the show as part of your confirmation email once booking is complete.

Lyric Theatre Belfast ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Alice the Musical’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ (online)

5th Dec 2020 – 3rd Jan 2021

£8.00- £26.00

Enjoy the magic of Christmas this year as you fly away on an awfully big adventure, where anything is possible if you just believe. Make a special family evening at home this Christmas – pour a hot chocolate, grab some treats and snuggle up on the sofa with Peter Pan and Wendy, to re-live this exciting adaptation by Paul Boyd from the play by J. M. Barrie.

The 2019 Christmas spectacular will be available for you to watch online from 5th December 2020.  You can also wrap up the Christmas experience with one of our bespoke Christmas Goodie hampers from Aunt Sandra's.

With fairies, crocodiles, flying children, and mermaids, join the Darling children as they embark on the most magical adventure – where Hook and the crew of the Jolly Roger come face to face with all of Neverland and the boy who won’t grow up.

Alice the Musical

Featuring a host of Lewis Carroll's most infamous characters, Alice: The Musical tells the story of Alice's adventures in Wonderland and her attempts to escape the clutches of the notorious Queen of Hearts. Meet the elusive White Rabbit, the famous acting duo of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the unpredictable and hilarious Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter and members of his underground political movement the Tea Party, and the seriously mad inventor The White Knight – overseen at all times by the enigmatic Cheshire Cat.

Little Red Riding Hood

The stage is set, the moon is full and the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Wolf’ is about to get interesting! 

Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. But who has ever thought about the real events behind the story? Where Rosie’s dear old Granny lived, for instance, and whether the Big Bad Wolf was really killed by the Woodsman. Certainly not the ramshackle troupe of travelling actors who roll into a town in the middle of nowhere one day to perform their take on the story.  Written by award-winning Derek O’Connor, directed by Cahoots NI’s artistic director Paul Bosco McEneaney, with music by Irish Musical Comedy Awards winner Ursula Burns, and starring Kyron Bourke as Big Bad.

This Christmas we’re bringing the magic of theatre into your homes with three of our favourite Christmas family shows as well as a host of treats and activities.

We’re sharing the magic of Paul Boyd’s Peter Pan: The Musical and Alice: The Musical, as well as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf by Derek O’Connor.

You can select your favourite musical adventure for £8 or re-live the magic of all three for £15. The full recordings will be sent to you to enjoy at home from 5th Dec until the 3rd Jan, and you can choose when you’d like to watch.


Jack and the Beanstalk 2 ‘Locked Down, But Not Out!’ (online)

By the people of Wexford, for the people of Wexford, for over 50 years!

For over 50 years Wexford Pantomime Society has entertained the people of Wexford.  Unfortunately, 2020 has been a year like no other. Due to social distancing & important safety requirements for Covid 19, it was not possible to produce a full-scale Panto for Wexford this year. But do not fear! They have pulled out all the stops to produce a short Panto for you & your family to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa!

This year Wexford Pantomime will be an Online Panto, where you & all your family can tune in & have all the fun of Panto in your own living room.

The story takes up where they left off last year when hero Jack & his Mum Dame Daisy had finally found their happily ever after. Having befriended the Giant at the top of the Beanstalk all their worries were over – that was until they had to face Lockdown!

So join Jack, Dougie the Cow, Hattie the Hen, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet & of course Dame Daisy as they Lockdown together.

There will be Zoom calls, home-schooling, online exercise & more! With an online choir & chorus singing & dancing, this promises to be a Panto like never before.

So gather the family around, young & old! Join in from the comfort of your own home as Wexford Pantomime Society presents Jack & the Beanstalk 2 – Locked Down, But Not Out!

Box office opens Saturday 12th of December.


The Civic Christmas Show ‘Panto Mania!’ (online)

18th December – 5th January 2021 // 2pm (Link Available for 20 hours)

Tickets €15

Free Activity Pack with all Tickets Purchased

Rob Murphy & The Civic Panto Team Return to Spread Some Virtual Christmas Cheer This Year!

Join Dame Dottie and friends in a special cinematic whirlwind tour around Pantoland.  Dame Dottie will meet some of our favourite panto friends along the way.  Meet Cinderella, Snow White, MooTube and more in this funny, sparkling show with plenty of dancing and sing-along favourites.  Panto Mania at The Civic promises to be festive fun for all the family.  Enjoy amazing special effects from the comfort of your own home, with a cinematic touch and Dame Dottie’s sprinkle of panto magic!

Duration: 50 mins Panto-Style Show

*Please note this is a series of sketches, dances and sing-along panto moments! It is not a full panto production.


Waterford Panto Society’s ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Robin Hood’ (online)

Date:  12th December – 20th December

Time:  2:30pm – 7:30pm

Price: €10.00 per show


Originally performed in 2018 at Theatre Royal Waterford and recorded by Colin Shanahan of Digicol, Waterford Panto Society’s Cinderella is surely one of the greatest pantos of them all. Can the Ugly Sisters and the wicked Stepmother have their way and stop Cinderella going to the ball?  This wonderful show will be brought to you, in the comfort of your own armchair, via digital stream

Featuring all the spectacular lighting, costumes and scenery you have come to expect as well as a full live band, up-to-date pop numbers and guaranteed family fun – this is one show you will not want to miss this Christmas season. Starring all your Panto favourites as well as a host of dancers, singers, junior chorus and some special guest stars – you never know who will pop up. 

Your unique live link to access the stream will be emailed to you after purchase. All you need is a reliable wifi signal, we'll do all the rest!

Robin Hood

Date:  13th December19th December

Price: €10.00

Waterford Panto Society presents a Forest Load Of Fun in its 2019 production of  ‘Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood’, recorded live at Theatre Royal Waterford by Colin Shanahan of Digicol.

Your unique live link to access the stream will be emailed to you after purchase. All you need is a reliable wifi signal.


Cahoots NI ‘Elves Got Talent’ (drive-in)

£10 per car and all proceeds go to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

18th-20th December 2020

Cahoots NI and The Junction proudly present a live, drive-in theatre experience inn Antrim where YOU are the judge of the most festive family talent show this side of the North Pole!

Get ready to honk your horns, scream and shout as our clan of Christmas Elves show off their talents and compete to be crowned your Christmas winner.

Tickets for the 30-minute experience cost £10 per car and all proceeds go to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.


Cork Opera House ‘Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly’ (online)

December 22nd – 31st (2pm, 5pm & 7pm)

€10 (Tickets on sale via Dice FM)

The absolutely fabulous Nanny Nellie takes a trip down memory lane with her brand-new online show, Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly

Doo doo doo! The absolutely fabulous Nanny Nellie is back with a brand-new show, Nanny Nellie's Panto Telly. Oh yes she is!

Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly will take a nostalgic look back at the Cork Opera House Panto; taking audiences on a magical (and hilarious!) trip down memory lane using recorded footage from the last five years. Running online this December, this is sure to bring some much-needed joy to families and panto lovers of all ages this Christmas!

Filled with panto highlights from the past few years, Nanny Nellie will regale you with the stories behind some of her favourite scenes while sharing a few new gags along the way.

Enjoy a treasured tradition from the comfort of your own home this Christmas. With magical stories, comedy caper and wonderful memories, be sure to tune in to Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly – it’s the perfect panto treat for the whole family to enjoy together.

Written by Frank Mackey & Trevor Ryan.


National Concert Hall ‘Mr Fox and Friends’ (online)

Streaming live 3pm December 12th (Also available to view for a week after the event)

National Concert Hall’s YouTube and Facebook channels


A Christmas gift in song and word…

This Christmas, Theatre Lovett presents a certain Mr. Fox who has wound his way backstage at the National Concert Hall. Ravenous, he makes his way to the stage and devours the scenery. With seasonal song, music, jokes and guests featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Kelli Ann Masterson, Martin Brunsden, Conor Linehan, Olesya Zdorovetska, Simon Morgan, Nick Roth.

Produced and directed by Theatre Lovett, featuring songs and story by Nico Brown and friends.


The Olympia Theatre ‘Once Upon a Panto’! (online)

Wednesday 23rd December – Sun 3rd January

€15 per ticket

Stream the magic this Christmas! We’re delighted to announce that we’re BACK and we’re ONLINE!

Once Upon a Panto is not to be missed. Experience Ireland’s funniest and most exciting Panto from a front row seat in your own home! We’ve a star-studded cast, a hilarious original script and lots of surprises! This is the Fairy Godbrother of all shows – a beanstalk growing, magic-carpet-riding adventure into the unknown – recorded live in the Olympia Theatre!

Streams really do come true!

This Panto is unmissable and bigger and better than ever!


Draoíocht – ‘Quest for the Jingle’ (online)

5th Dec – 31st Dec (10am)

Free (But booking is essential)

Created by Jo Quinn, Emily Matthews & Shane McKenna in Association with Draíocht & DabbledooMusic

Oh No! There's a problem in the North Pole. Santa's Sleigh won’t move. There's no Jingle in any of the Bells! Chief Irish Elves, Fluffy Fiona & Nollaig Shona, need your help to get the sleigh moving, so Santa can get gifts to children all over the world. Shane in the North Pole comes to the rescue with Christmas songs and sounds.

Join in at home or in school, create your own sounds and let's see if you can save Christmas and put some Jingle back in the Bells again. Expect to see plenty of snow and some crazy elves, as you sing along and get into the magical spirit of Christmas with this gorgeous online experience, with live footage from Lapland.

A password protected link will be emailed to you at 10am on your chosen date (or immediately if you book on the same day), giving you access for your classroom or family until midnight. Book as many times as you like & spread the word to help save Christmas!

Suitable for Schools and Families

All ages up to 4th Class & everyone who believes in Christmas magic!

Duration: 25 mins


‘Peter Pan’ at Malahide Castle (Drive-in)

December 11th to January 5th

€50 per car from panto.ie

That’s right, Alan Hughes has announced that he’s going to be starring in Ireland’s first ever Drive-In Panto, which is going to be shown on a big screen in the beautiful surrounds of Malahide Castle.

This brand-new experience will be completely safe, following all necessary Covid-19 regulations. The Peter Pan Panto will be taking place for a limited time from December 11th to January 5th, with tickets going on sale from Friday, November 27th, at 10am for the reasonable price of €50 per car. Tickets can be purchased from panto.ie.

“I told yiz there'd be an announcement and here it is…Irelands first ever Big-Screen Drive-in panto…in the fairytale setting of MALAHIDE CASTLE,” Alan announced on Instagram last night.

Along with Alan, who will be reprising his role as Sammy Sausages and Rob Murphy as Buffy, Jake Carter will play Peter Pan, Johnny Ward will play Captain Hook, and Michele McGrath will play Tinkerbell.

Keila Ana Whelan takes on the role of Wendy with Paul Ryder starring as Captain Hook’s confidante, Sparkle. "Written by Karl Broderick and directed by Simon Delaney, it's absolutely hysterical and fantastic," Alan assures.

This 70-minute no-interval show is sure to be a Christmas hit with kids of all ages.


Branar’s Black Box ‘Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes’ (online)

Sunday 20th December at 3pm

Age Group: 2 -102

Duration: 45 mins approx.

Tickets – €10 per device

Push back the couch, it’s time to jingle bells and rock around the Christmas tree.

Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre present Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes live from the Black Box in Galway. A musical treat for all the family with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed by our fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show ho ho will have all the family jiving all the way!

Book now through your closest venue:

Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.

Glór, Ennis Co. Clare

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Co. Wicklow

Backstage Theatre, Longford

Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Dunamaise, Portlaosie Co. Laois

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Co. Kildare


Axis Art Centre and Theatre ‘Dame Stuffy & the magic of the Christmas’ (online)

Tickets €10 per device (Available to watch for 24 hours)

22nd Dec – 23rd Dec 2020 Axis Ballymun

Join your favourite Ballymun Aunty, Dame Stuffy for a virtual Christmas extravaganza this festive season!

Featuring songs from all your favourite shows and a walk down the memory lane of the Christmas Pantomime, come along for fun, friends and festivity!


BrokenCrow’s ‘The Snow Queen’

23rd of November until the 18th of Dec

Age Recommendation: 8+, and for all the family.

Family Pack: €15

Teachers Pack: €50

BrokenCrow in association with The Everyman and Garter Lane present ‘The Snow Queen’ – a new Audio Drama.

This fresh reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s acclaimed children’s story, ‘The Snow Queen’, tells the story of two devoted friends and their wild adventures. It is given a contemporary Irish twist but still holds onto the core of this classic tale and tells a story where love can conquer all in the end.

Gráinne’s best friend Caoimhín has gone missing. He has been acting strangely lately and Gráinne knows something isn’t right. Now it is up to her to follow her feet, across a snowy winter world, to find her friend.

Held up by mistakes and mishaps and helped by ravens and reindeer, Gráinne realises if she can keep her spirits up (and stop losing her shoes!)  she should be able to rescue her friend from the icy clutches of The Snow Queen.

New eight-minute audio episodes will be delivered twice weekly on YouTube, every Monday and Friday, from the 23rd of November until the 18th of Dec.

Includes a link to the YouTube channel where each new episode will appear and a package of beautifully illustrated cards, posted to your home. One card for every episode, to be opened on the appointed day, features a message from one of the characters. The opening of the sealed cards and reading the message will add another unique dimension to the listening adventure.

Includes a limited-edition teacher’s pack posted to your school, a link to the YouTube channel where each new episode will appear and a PDF featuring specially designed lesson plans based on the themes touched on in each episode. These will range from arts activities including drama, music and art to lessons based on language, dance, SPHE and SESE and including some ethics and Philosophy for children.

Please note: You will receive your pack prior to the launch of the first episode. If you purchase your pack following the first episode on 23rd November you will receive your pack approx. four days after purchase. All episodes will remain available until 18 December.



As October comes to an end, we are starting to feel a little bit more excited about, dare we say it, Christmas.

The holidays will be here in no time so we’re trying to organise as many festive outings as possible this winter.


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We are planning festive movie nights, trips to the Christmas markets, ice skating, carolling and of course, a visit to the stunning Wonderlights in Palmerstown House Estate, Kildare.

Wonderlights is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Head along with your besties or bring your family or even change things up for date night and get ready to explore the stunning grounds of Palmerstown House Estate.


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The first of its kind in Ireland, this multi-sensory outdoor trial will brighten up any autumnal evening.

Experience sprawling woodland creatures, Irish folklore heroes, a state of the art water feature and captivating light displays as you venture by wonderlight through the grounds at Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Co. Kildare.


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There’s even a funfair and plenty of food to tuck into after your stroll around Wonderlights. It is the dream way to spend time with your nearest and dearest.

Tickets for the enchanting night walk are on sale now. Wonderlights opens to the public on October 25 and runs until November 10.



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and to get you into the festive mood we've got the dream event for you. 

Christmas is finally upon us and as we start to tackle those endless lists of gifts to buy for our nearest and dearest L’OCCITANE is offering you the chance to get ahead of the Christmas game with their annual shopping event. They're hosting a lavish event on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and you can't miss it. 

At this private event there will be plenty of treats on offer, including a luxury hand and arm massage, exclusive 15 percent discount on purchases*, plus a free goody bag worth over €40 to take home! What more could you ask for?

As well as having some ‘me time’ whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly, why not kick-start your Christmas shopping and be the first to discover L’OCCITANE’s variety of gifts, including their exciting new festive limited editions.

From award winning bath and body indulgences, captivating fragrances, men’s grooming essentials, stocking fillers and much more, there really is a gift for everyone.

Not only will you find that perfect present for your loved one, but to make life even easier for you L’OCCITANE will also offer a complimentary gift-wrapping service for any purchases made on the night!

When and Where:

The events will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm* on Tuesday, December 3 2019 in L’Occitane boutiques nationwide.

How To Book:

Book online here or directly at your preferred L’OCCITANE boutique (click here to find your nearest boutique). Tickets cost €10 and are non-refundable. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.  

*Terms & Conditions: 1. Special discount offers only valid in store on the night of the event on purchases over €30. 2. Discount excludes gift sets and special value items 3. Goody bag contents may vary. 4. Event times vary for certain stores – please be sure to check specific times on Ticket Web.



To celebrate the arrival of Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria, Ben & Jerry’s will open the lightest scoop shop ever.

On Friday, November 23, Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria will launch with a scoop-shop in the sky, with a hot air balloon tethered in Merrion Square. 100 lucky Ben & Jerry’s fans will win the opportunity to enjoy a ride in the balloon while they indulge in a taste of Moo-phoria.

A limited number of free places will be released on Thursday, November 15 at 9am and will be allotted on a first come first served basis. To try a taste and claim your place in the Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria scoop-shop in the sky, click here.

Everyone loves the euphoric taste of Ben & Jerry’s – and now you can enjoy that great taste with fewer calories. Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria is lower in sugar, fat and calories but still retains all the chunks, swirls and flavour you expect from Ben & Jerry’s.

Alternatively, you can try win your place on the Ben & Jerry’s Hot Air Balloon by visiting them on Facebook  or Twitter.

Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria comes in two great flavours: Chocolate Cookie Dough and Caramel Cookie Fix.

Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria will be available nationwide with an RRP of €5.99.



Club Valentine and The Grand Social are bringing you one of the most unique sesh spots of the year, you'd be mad to miss it.

There's something maddenly satisfying about solving a case, figuring out a secret and immersing yourself in another world of drama and disguise.

"The year is 1950 and the circus has come to town. However, dark secrets are hidden beneath this big top, and not even the kookiest of clowns or the cottonest of candies can keep them hidden."

Ooohhhh, spooky. Club Valentine are debuting their Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Extravaganza, where YOU lat witness to a murder most foul, YOU get to interview their cast of crazy characters, and YOU can piece together their twisted tale of treachery and torment.

"Enjoy the festivities while you can, because one member of this travelling troupe is about to learn that showbiz can be MURDER…"

If you're an avid murder mystery fan, this event is definitely for you. Comedy plus a decent night out plus a staged murder? HELL YEAH.

Some of the characters look hilarious, check out the full list on their Instagram

Why not go along and see if you can catch the murderer? They've got some absolutely unreal prizes, it's ideal if you and your pals are looking for a night out with a major twist – think The Hangover but with Miss Marple vibes.

Will you be a Sherlock or a Watson? Agatha Christie or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? There's only one way to find out, fam.

The deets=

Tues Nov 6, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland

Feature image: Barnham Broom


We're powering through October and as we get closer to All Hallows Eve on the 31st, we want to soak up every bit of spooky atmosphere that we can this month. 

So we've done a little scout around and rounded up the best of the creepy events taking place across Ireland in the next few weeks.

Be it bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins or scaring the sh*t out of yourself in some haunted house, we've got the ideal Halloween treat for you, wherever you are in the country. 

1. Hellfire Club Walk, Dublin 

Starting it off in the capital, there are an insane amount of spooktacular events to choose from, but if you want something that you won't forget easily, we have this for you. 

Hellfire Club, anyone? Known as  "The The Most Terrifying Walking Tour Experience In Dublin'', this walk will take you into the depths of the Dublin Mountains. This fully guided walk begins every Thursday and Friday at 7pm from Lower Bridge Street Dublin. Think atmospheric. Think unique. Think quite f*cking terrifying.

2. Night Tours of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, Co. Wicklow

Get ready for a fright at Wicklow’s Historic Gaol with a Paranormal Investigation from ParaResearchers Ireland. You'll feel like you're pretty much in Ghostbusters as you stalk the cells and corridors looking for ghostly beings – what's not to love?

On Saturday October 28th from 9pm to 2am, tickets €55.

3. Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Co. Cavan

Anyone reading his who doesn't have a soft spot for pumpkins, gtfo. Get stuck into the action at this festival where Halloween comes to life over a weekend filled with live music and street entertainment and a fireworks display at Lough Ramor lakeshore with live music and food.

4. Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm at Grove Gardens, Co Meath.

Taking place near Kells, this strictly over-16's event caters to fans of indoor and outdoor attractions, with names such as Disturbia, Dungeon and Zombie Apocalypse. They're all offering a devilish mix of live action, special effects and claustrophobia.

Running from October 20th-21st and 27th-31st, from €25. 

5. Loftus Hall, Co. Wexford

Who doesn't love a haunted house? For those who love a bit of old-fashioned terror, a visit to Loftus Hall is a a must.

Known as the most haunted house in Ireland, it's situated on Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, this place is haunted by the devil and a young woman. trip. Visit if you're brave enough…you have been warned.

7. Farmaphobia, Co Meath

Held at Causey Farm, this Scream park has 5 amazing and diverse Haunt Experiences designed to terrify and push you to the limit. Try the popular and terrifying Scarettraction – frolic in the fields where no oen will hear your screams.  Tickets from 18 quid. 

8. Murder Mystery Halloween Night, Galway City 

What would October be without dressing up in 1940's clobber and pretending to have killed a butler? Yes, it's Murder Mystery Halloween Fun. Galway City is hosting a super glam and exclusive Hollywood Oscar-themed party. Dine in a fab medieval dining room as you try to figure out whodunnit. Fancy dress obvs, grab tix from 52 quid on Eventbrbrite. 

9. Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

This annual event takes place at the Titanic Slipways on Wednesday, October 31st. Prepare for wicked workshops, monster rides, scary street performers and live music as well as candies and hot food are all on offer on the day.

10. Lafcadio HearnJapanese Gardens in Tramore, Co Waterford.

The stunning candlelight Halloween Ghostly Night Performance at the Lafcadio HearnJapanese Gardens is unreal. You can sit back and enjoy readings and performances of some of the haunted tales from Lafcadio Hearn’s extensive collection of Japanese legends and ghost stories. From October 28th and 29th, tickets €2 – €5.

11. Cork Ghost Tour

Walking tours more your thing? This one takes in the Rebel city revealing its history in an interactive way. Plus why not enjoy a pint or two in quirky little pubs like Pat Buckley’s Bar and The Friary along the way?

Whatever you choose to do, get ready to be spooked…


Gone are the days when all we wanted to do is go trick or treating on Halloween. If you’re stuck for something to do then look no further because we’ve conjured up the top five events happening in Dublin around All Hallows’ Eve.

1: Halloween Roller Disco:

Get your skates on and spin around the dancefloor with Eleven from Stranger Things, Edward Scissorhands and Hermione Granger. 

The annual Halloween party will take place in Dublin’s only roller disco in Finches Business Park, Longmile Road on October 31. Make sure you wear your best costume (and not the backup one you got in Dealz) and you might be in with a chance of winning a fab prize.

Tickets cost €10 and are available to buy here.

2: Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Pub Quiz:

Watching the Halloween episodes of The Simpsons has become a ritual for us so what better way to test your knowledge than to take part in the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Pub Quiz.

There'll be costumes, episode screenings and top prizes on the night. Head down to Hely’s Bar on Dame Street on October 28 and celebrate the spookiest time of year with the best TV family.

Tickets cost €22 and are available to buy here.

3: The Great Gatsby Halloween Party:

Head back to the 1920s and 1930s and party in style like the great Jay Gatsby. Think of the flapper dresses, the fancy cocktails and the jazz music that will leave you twirling around the dancefloor all night.

You can enjoy a dinner and show for a mere €15 at this glorious event. 

If anyone needs us we’ll be hunting down the perfect flapper girl dress for this classy event.

Get your Gatsby on at the Purty Kitchen in Dun Laoghaire on October 28. Tickets are available to buy here.

4: Halloween Movie Screenings at the Lighthouse:

Our favourite cinema is screening some of the BEST Halloween movies this October and you just don’t want to miss them.

The Lighthouse Cinema will be showing everything from Hocus Pocus to The Blair Witch Project as we inch closer to Halloween. You can cosy up with some popcorn but make sure you hold on tight to it because some of these horrors will have you jumping out of your skin.

Click here for the full list of Halloween screenings and prices.

5: Heroes from Mars presents The Goblin King Masquerade Ball:

The Grand Social have knocked it out of the park again with this event.

The Goblin King Masquerade Ball celebrates the best of the late David Bowie. You can strut around to his biggest hits like Let’s Dance and Ashes to Ashes, as well as hits from Labyrinth, on the night of October 28.

Fancy dress isn’t essential but c’mon it’s Halloween and Bowie is a fashion icon. You just can’t miss this night celebrating the Goblin King himself.

Tickets cost €13.72 and are available to buy here.

We've never been so excited for Halloween in the Big Smoke. There are so many spooktacular events happening.


Summer might be over, but September has a special treat in store for all you fashion and beauty lovers. 

The iconic Dublin store that is Brown Thomas has announced that they are going to be hosting Style Summit, which is a series of internationally renowned industry experts, fashion and beauty masterclasses, discussion panels and global influencers. 

This unmissable event will be taking place in a new purpose built panoramic venue on the roof of the iconic Grafton Street store.

How glam does that sound?!

Running from September 19th to October 13th, Style Summit will welcome visitors like Vogue Magazine’s Deputy Editor Sarah Harris, Estée Lauder’s Global Beauty Director Violette, leading make-up artists Charlotte Tilbury and Mary Greenwell with more names to follow. 

Events you simply have to attend include make-up genius Charlotte Tilbury who, on September 20th, will be in store for the exclusive launch of her new Magic Away concealer.

Tilbury fans will get the chance to learn from the make-up maestro in an exclusive masterclass hosted by the guru herself.

Also try and get to see British Vogue’s Deputy Editor, Sarah Harris, who will be sharing her encyclopaedic knowledge of fashion gathered from her years at one of the greatest fashion’s institutions – that's on October 10th. 

Any brides-to-be out there?

You guys will not want to miss hearing from top wedding planners Tara Fay and Bruce Russell on October 2nd.

Bruce plans world-class weddings and parties whilst Tara has produced some of the most high profile events and weddings in Ireland and throughout Europe.

The pair will share their expertise to help turn your wedding into your ultimate dream day. 

Men won't be left out of Style Summit either, as an AW18 menswear showcase will take place, with a panel discussion of industry experts discussing the latest emerging trends. 

Just imagine – a beautiful rooftop setting, a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne, and expert fashion and beauty advice – sounds like a dream to us. 


Pixar fans, rejoice! One of the greatest Dublin cinemas is showing the best Pixar movies throughout the month of August.

The Lighthouse Cinema will be screening classics like A Bug’s Life and Toy Story, and newer releases like Inside Out and Coco.

Fan favourites including Cars, Monsters Inc. and The Good Dinosaur will also be shown. How exciting!

The Pixar season is bound to attract herds of people to the cinema in Smithfield, who are known for their famous film seasons.

Speaking of the exciting summer event, they said: “This summer we’re bringing you (and the kids!) a season of Pixar films, including every feature film in their repertoire, a Toy Story marathon for all to fill your hearts with joy and a Cars marathon for all the little Lightning McQueens out there.”

It looks like we'll be spending most of August at the Lighthouse Cinema, stuffing our faces with popcorn and enjoying some of the best animated movies.

Pixar season will run from August 10 to August 26. You can purchase tickets for your movie of choice here.

Check out the full list of Pixar screenings below:

A Bug's Life

Finding Dory

Finding Nemo

Cars 3

Cars 2


Inside Out


Monsters Inc.



Monsters University

Toy Story

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 2

The Incredibles



The Good Dinosaur


There’s something so glamorous about a night out at the theatre, whether you’re going to see a serious production of a well-loved classic or a witty show at your local theatre.

We must admit that seeing a musical at the theatre is one of life’s simple pleasures, so it's time to pop on your dancing shoes and break out those 80s dance moves as Whitney- Queen of the Night is coming to Irish theatres.

The electrifying show will make its way to The Waterfront Hall, Belfast on January 16 and will then head to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on January 17, 2019.

Whitney Houston’s music lives on in this captivating theatre show consistently receiving standing ovations and rave reviews.

Whitney – Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artists, with a powerhouse and breathtaking performance from rising West End star Shanice Smith as Whitney.

Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s, Shanice, winner of Brit Idol and a graduate of the world famous Brit School (where the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis cut their teeth), has triumphed in the role and has astounded audiences wherever she plays.

Beautifully remembering the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever, the music of Whitney Houston has touched most of us at some time in our lives. With hits that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I Will Always Love You, and many more.

Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!

Tickets from €29 including booking fee go on sale this Friday, June 22.


We may be coming off the back of a Bank Holiday weekend, but that doesn't mean we don't deserve a few post-work tipples this Friday. 

Tomorrow night, the final instalment of The Hop House presents by Hop House 13 will take place in Whelan's on Wexford Street. 

Entertainment on the night will be provided by the recent Choice Music Prize winner Ships, as well as LUMO Club and Telephone DJs. 

The organisers have teamed up with local street food vendors including contemporary Chinese restaurant Hang Dai, The Big Blue Bus at The Bernard Shaw and The Brazilian Kitchen at Wigwam to create a range of dishes to complement Hop House 13. 

If you're feeling adventurous, Hang Dai will be putting their creative edge on a traditional Super Noodle dish served with crispy squid and wild garlic mayo, while Pedro from the Brazilian Kitchen will be serving up a range of pastels, a firm street food favourite in Brazil.

Tickets to The Hop House can be found at www.thehophouse.eventbrite.ie and are €12 incl. booking fee, plus a complimentary pint of Hop House 13 and two street food dishes.

Don't mind if we do… 


So, Paddy's Day 2018 is almost upon us, and if you're anything like us, you've yet to to put a single plan in place. 

Sure, you could head into town to watch the parade, or drop into the local for a few casual pints, but with so many unique events happening across the country, it's high time we shake things up a bit. 

From beer festivals to film screenings, here's your guide to best alternative events taking place across the country this weekend. 


Hip Hop meets Brunch – Saturday, March 17. 

Celebrate out national holiday an incredible afternoon of the freshest Hip Hop and Grime tracks and the tastiest food at Odeon, Harcourt Street. From new skool to old skool and everything in between. 

Tickets include – brunch, bottomless Mimosas (12:00 – 13:30), music and games. 

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, they're showing the match too. 

For more information and to reserve a table, click here

Irish Craft Beer and Spirits Festival – Sunday, March 18. 

Following the hugely successful Gin Fair in August, House Dublin are hosting its very first Irish Craft Beer and Spirit Festival. 

Event organisers promise that whether you are a Craft beer Connoisseur or it is your first time tasting Whiskey or Gin, you need not worry as you will be joined by brewers, distillers, and all-round enthusiasts as they show you what separates us from the rest of the world when it comes to craft beer and spirits 

There'll also be live music and spot prizes for a few lucky customers. 

Check out the event page for more information. 


Mark McCabe at The Library – Saturday, March 17. 

Anyone who grew up in Ireland during the early 00s will have a soft spot for this one. 

Best known for his hit Maniac 2000, Mark McCabe takes to the decks for what is sure to be an incredible show. 

Tickets are priced at just €9.56 and are available here


Patrick's Hill Ball Run – Sunday, March 18. 

Over 10000 multi-coloured balls cascade down Patrick's Hill as a novelty fund raiser for the Cork Lions City Centre Defibrillator Project. 

The first six balls to make it down are winners! 

For more information, or to enter the draw, click here

The Young Offenders Screening – Saturday, March 17. 

Relive the magic and charm of the cult Irish comedy with a two or three course meal followed by an exclusive screening in The Cameo Cinema at 9pm. 

For more information click here


St Patrick's Shorts

Galway City Gallery in association with Galway St Patrick's Festival will be screening a programme of Irish Short Films as part of St. Patrick's Festival 2018.

The full line-up is yet to be announced, but you can keep an eye on the event page for more information.