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My name is Michelle Mangan and I work on the digital marketing for Killarney Hotels. I have put together this infographic which I have attached, called Happy Halloween! Oiche Shamhna in Ireland 2014.
It is a round-up of what is on offer this Halloween from the top kid’s costumes to choose from, the festivals and events around the country, what is showing in the cinema and of course the safety side of Halloween night. Did you know for example that Supervalu expect to sell 85,000 Keelings Irish Pumpkins around this time of year? Or that 50,000 people are expected to line the streets for the Galway Aboo Festival. There is even a Headless Horseman in Offaly.
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Happy Halloween! OÍCHE SHAMHNA IN IRELAND 2014
85,000 Keelings Irish pumpkings are expected to be sold by SuperValu
€2.29 The special offer price for ‘An Irish Pride Halloween Brack’ from Tesco Island
€1.49 How much 1 bag of sweets from Dealz Ireland will cost you for trick-or-treating
49c A Lidl Ireland ‘Trick or Treat Bag’ for the kids
€10 What the cheapest kid’s value costume from Dunner Stores cost
TOP 10 KIDS COSTUMES FOR 2014
- Frozen Character
- Action or Super Hero
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
€3k The maximum fine for knowingly raising a false alarm to the fire services, or up to 6 months imprisonment, or both
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5 Years Imprisonment, or up to a €10k fine, or both, if convicted for igniting a firework
112 The emergency services number now used across Europe, Ireland inclusive
5 SCARY MOVIES
Will be in Irish cinemas in the lead up to Halloween
– a creepy doll, a mother-to-be and a murder next door collide
– a son fears monsters lurking in the house and ‘Paranormal Activity 5’ – they’re back!
– a group of teens confront their fears by awakening an ancient power and ‘No Good Deed’
– a sociopath escaped convict charms a lonely woman
7 Days The duration of Westport House’s Hallowe’en Fest in Co. Mayo running from October 25th, 11am to 5pm daily
500lbs + The weight of some of the pumpkins in the ‘Giant Pumpkin Contest’, part of the Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Co. Cavan
50,000 people Expected to line the streets for the Galway Aboo Halloween Festival, the country’s largest, on October 25th 26th and 31st
€40 Euro A ticket to ‘Ghosts Busted’ a paranormal investigation of Enniscorthy Castle, Co. Wexford, with world renowned para scientist Steve Parsons on October 31st
14 Years Of the annual World Ghost Convention which will be held on October 24th in Cork City Jail
The starting time for the ‘Lice Bucket Challenge’ on October 26th in Knocnagashal, Co. Kerry – guaranteed to make your skin crawl!
The 1800’s The time period for the Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm in Kells, Co. Meath’s brand new attraction – a wild-west mining town and its trail of terror
30 Minutes The length of the trip on Waterford and Suir Valley Railway’s ‘Spooky Express’ on October 25th through a haunted area in the dark of the night
1 Headless Horseman Will come riding up the hill to Clonony Castle, Co. Offaly, on Halloween night