Every year Halloween is becoming a bigger and better event in the region of East Cork and Cobh has plenty of spook to offer.
Right here on The Great Island, we have Ghoulsey’s Manor which is held at Cuskinny Court.
Monsterval Festival of Monsters Hits East Cork
transforming old Manor Cuskinny Court, Cobh into spellbinding Halloween 🦇 experience 🎃👻🕸️
Information in Brief :
Halloween dates: 25th – 31st October
Afternoon show “Monsterval” and Evening Shows “After Dark”
60 minute interactive theatrical experience
Suitable for families and ideal for children 5-14 year olds
Cost: €16 Euros per head
Website : http://www.ghoulsleysmanor.com/
The creators of the sellout annual Cork North Pole Experience at Cuskinny Court in Cobh have announced details of their upcoming Halloween experiences – Monsterval and After Dark running daily from the 25th to the 31st of October, with tickets available from www.ghoulselysmanor.com.
Monsterval – Festival of Monsters – will be hosted indoors, in the Cuskinny Manor House, whose fine period rooms have undergone a transformation converting it into a spectacular theatrical set piece called Ghoulsley’s Manor.
Adults and children from the ages of 5 years and upwards get to experience truly spellbinding creative and fun performances by highly acclaimed professional actors from East Cork. Monsterval promises Halloween enthusiasts an escape from reality where they will be transported into a world were magic and imagination have no bounds…
When daylight disappears the After Dark show, will allow their fun scaring team into the Manor, for children 8 years plus, looking for more action and perhaps a few scares. Starting after 5pm running daily, this family-friendly experience promises no blood or gore during this spellbinding performance. In the setting of a historic manor house, this Halloween-themed immersive theatrical experience has proven popular for parties, group visits, school outings and family days out away from technology. The organisers of the event encourage all visiting families to dress up and relax in the stunning 15 acre estate.
Celebrating its fifth year in operation, Ghoulsley’s Manor showcases the best of East Cork local talent with professional actors including Kevin Corcoran winner of The Rising Star award for Best Actor at the Beara Film Fest, our Director – Chris Doyle, Songwriter – Alan Carney and incredible Set Designer Anett Kurusca
For more information and booking, please visit http://www.ghoulsleysmanor.com/
Meanwhile at Fota Island Resort a Spooky Town tranformation has taken place.
Fota Island Resort once again invites families from across Ireland to visit the neighbouring Spooky Town this Halloween period. Taking place from October 25th until October 31st the inhabitants of Spooky Town will bring the magic of Halloween full of games and laughter where children will want to play with the monster under the bed. 🎃
Spooky Town is not your usual town. Its unusual inhabitants are the magical creatures and ghouls you find in storybooks. However, there have been some strange and spooky tricks being played on the town’s residents, and they cannot figure out what is going on! 🧟♂️
They need the help of the children who come to visit to solve the big mystery with the clues they will find along the way. Spooky Town is ideal for children to embrace their Halloween spirit and meet all the fabulous Spookonians. Families will meet weird and wonderful characters along the way including: Wendy the Witch; Friendly Frank; Derek Ula, Mumford the Mummy and The Professor. 🤖
At Fota House and Gardens
Did you know that every Halloween the Fota Gardens play host to more than just the trees?!…. On those days we witness the arrival of the creepy crawlies who raise ructions with their mischievous friends in the pet cemetery and in the newly named Victorian Wicked Garden!
COSTUMES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED on this daylight adventure at Fota House! If you survive the trail, come back to the House to pick up your treat by the open fire. The Bakestone caravan will also be open, serving creamy hot chocolate and wonderful treats to warm you after your ramble.
There is no need to book – just come along between 11am and 3pm from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th and also on Halloween, Thursday 31st. Children €5. Adults FREE!
We could have sunshine or showers, so wear your wellies and dress up warm! Thank you – you ticket helps keep Fota open for everyone to enjoy and goes towards the continued conservation of the property.
Over on Spike Island – Fancy taking the kids to an island of Halloween adventure?? Tickets are on sale now for the first ever Spike Island SPOOKFEST, Sat 26th to Thur 31st Oct! Come and discover wicked witches, scary spiders and pillaging pirates as 4 areas of our historic fortress and prison are transformed so that little ones can explore an island of Halloween adventure!
Perfectly suitable for all ages 2 – 12, no nasty scares just a fun visit, tickets at www.spikeislandcork.ie/concerts
The visit consists of a short ferry ride and a Halloween themed guided tour on arrival, and then families can Trick or Treat their way around 4 amazing interactive areas with the help of your FREE Halloween exploring map. The map shows the Halloween areas and other areas of our fort suited to children. See the;
– Witches hollow – Careful she doesn’t cast a spell!
– Spider sanctuary – Mind your head, something is creeping about!
– Pirates prison ship – All aboard me hearty’s!
– Pumpkin patch – Watch out for the bats!
And expect photo ops and surprises!
When your trick or treating is done, you can use the cafe, gift shop and enjoy our other amazing museums and exhibitions and island walks, with lots of child friendly exhibits.
Boat in is 3pm daily and out at 6pm, just €10 child, €15 adult and €40 for a family of 4 which includes the ferry, tour, free Halloween kids map and access to all areas!
Be sure to come in fancy dress and bring a trick or treat bucket, or you can purchase a Spike Island branded drawstring bag for just €3 in our gift shop. Spook you soon!
Also on Spike Island
SPIKE ISLAND AFTER DARK candlelight tour experience! It’s your chance to walk an abandoned prison, sit in a solitary cell and experience a place of punishment once known as Ireland’s hell. Saturdays in October and early November.
Our After dark tours are a rare chance to explore the island considered the European Alcatraz at night time. You’ll hear all about the 4 prisons that our island held, in the 1600’s, 1800’s, 1921 and 1980’s and 90’s. You’ll explore the original Punishment block, built in 1858 when Spike Island was the largest prison in the world. There has never been a larger prison in Britain or Ireland before or since. And the abandoned jail, which is off limits to day tours.
Our history includes the most notorious murders and deviants ever to darken Irish history, from Victorian madmen to modern murderers. You can walk the very same cells and corridors that they walked, and hear the rich history of this mystical island. And your tour ends with a night time sailing across beautiful Cork harbour from Cobh.
Book now, see the website for full departure dates and times, www.spikeislandcork.ie/afterdark
At Cobh Ramblers Sports and Social Club two great Halloween events take place, one for the adults and one for the little ones.
On Sunday October 27th for the first time ever we will have a Halloween Movie Party.
Movie on our Big Screen,
Arts and Crafts,
Prizes and Sweets,
Costumes and Treats.
Wizards are welcome, 🧙♂️
Werewolves and Vampires, 🧛♂️
Might give you a scare. 😲
Under 12’s event must be accompanied by adult.
The kids are getting a party so why can’t the adults?
White Walkers, Jokers,
Witches and even a.. Kitten?
Doesn’t matter what you wear
As long as you’re skitten.
Whatever you fancy this Halloween season in Cobh, choose The Voyager Self Catering for all your accommodation needs. You can book directly here on our website for the very best rates always.
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