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An 18-year-old Belfast man has accidentally become the JAMMIEST teenager in the universe.

Dane Gillespie cashed an £8,900 cheque from his granny into his Nationwide account the other day, only to see that there were some extra 0's there that could light up anyone's world.

Basically, he was an absolute millionaire, with a cool £8,800,000 in his possession. For a day, at least…

Dane's mother was interviewed by Belfast Live about her son's bank balance, and it's pretty gas.

"We couldn’t believe it. My son thought he was a millionaire for a few hours. Next minute my husband messaged me with the photograph of his bank account details. It took me a wee while to click," she said.

"He’s going to me, ‘I’m gonna order a Porsche’ and I said, ‘Don’t be daft, that’s not our money, we need to get this sorted," she laughed. That lad has expensive taste…

His mother talked some sense into him;"It was like that for a good few hours. For an 18-year-old being a millionaire for the day, he just can’t believe it. He just wanted to go out and spend, but if you do then you have to pay it back."

"He thought all his birthdays came at once this morning. It’s mad," she finished. Unfortunately for Dane, Nationwide corrected their mistake ASAP, so his good fortune didn't last long.

In a statement to MailOnline, a spokesman for Nationwide said:

"The customer paid the cheque in at the branch and unfortunately the wrong amount was keyed. The error was noticed straight away and the balance was corrected in a matter of seconds."

"While the amount was shown on his balance, cheques do not clear straight away, so the funds were never in is account. Sadly he may have to wait a little longer to buy the Porsche he wants," they joked.

Savage stuff, Nationwide.


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…


Well we're guessing you know what special day is on its way… it is of course Valentine's Day! With that in mind we've rounded a few bits up for the love birds around the nation to do and a few others for those of you where it's just another week in the calendar! Niamh Geaney has lined up romantic dusk tours, comedy for the tech savvy folk and cultural festivals. Check it out.


Niamh Geaney is back with your Top 5 things to do nationwide with everything from the Temple Bar Tradfest, Elvis Presley tributes and masquerade balls!


Have a bit of free time and hoping to do something with it? Then check out our nationwide event guide listing the Top 5 events in the country right now presented by Niamh Geaney. 


We all indulge over the Christmas and New Year period, and damn right too! But now we're back in work, we're swapping the vino for water and that cake for a healthy snack. On that note, Niamh Geaney has put together a list of things to do around Ireland that will whip you back into shape in the most pleasurable way possible!


On your weekly event guide, The Line-Up, Niamh Geaney satisfies your musical buds with concerts, musicals and gigs! We also take a look at a hip flea market in Bray and a fashion exhibition in Kilkenny. Check it out!

Join us back here tomorrow for Pic ’n’ Mix where we round up the hits and misses of the box office.


Your weekly event guide is here brought to you by Niamh Geaney. This week we look at the classic Chrismtas panto along with another panto which is a little bit different, adults only! We take a look at Panti’s fabulous show, artisan food in Tipperary and a gig not to be missed this Christmas in Limerick, check it out!

Join us back here tomorrow where we'll be rounding up what's hot and what's not in the cinema this week in Pic 'n' Mix.


The Line-Up, your weekly event guide, is back with the nations top events. Niamh Geaney has lined up everything from improv to astronomy and films to music from one end of Ireland to the other. Check it out.


The Line-Up, your weekly event guide is here, brought to you by the friendly face of Niamh Geaney.

This week we take a look at everything from burlesque and circus acts to economics, comedy and pageants! Quite the mix. So what will you be doing this week?

Join us back here tomorrow for Pic ’n’ Mix, your box office bucket list.


Your weekly event guide The Line-Up is back with a spooktacular edition brought to you by Niamh Geaney. We’ve picked five of the best Halloween events to scare you senseless from participating in real life ghost hunts, dark forest trails to coming eye-to-eye with mummies. Companionship is highly recommended.

Join us back here tomorrow for Pic N Mix, your weekly movie round-up.


Make sure you're up with all the goss in the entertainment world with our Snapshot Catch-Up. This week on Wired where we round up all the telly goss, we look at diva attitudes on the X Factor and our panels mixed reactions on a certain contestants farewell. 

On the Line-Up, your weekly event guide, we set you dancing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, keep you culture vultures happy with The Beatyard, throw in a taste of Halloween with the Thrillkenny Zombie Festival and much much more. 

On Pic 'n' Mix Niamh Geaney shows you what’s doing well in the box office and if it should be doing well, like this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick and lets you in on what to avoid.

In Spotlight this week we chat to Louise Thompson on fake accents, not always fancying your man and jealous Ex’s.