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Derry Halloween

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Derry Halloween

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Derry Hallowe’en 2021 will be a year like no other…

This year, Derry Halloween will be different.         

We’ve been bubbling away, brewing up a brilliant festival for you to enjoy.  We’ll have spooky experiences for all to enjoy and we’ll also be bringing some ghostly friends back to life to share the story of Samhain for this year’s Awakening.  And it wouldn’t be Derry Halloween without some out-of-this-world fancy dress – so keep an eye on our website for updates.

Derry Halloween will unfold across five different Worlds this year, each representing a different magic and spirit of Samhain. Three of the Worlds are located in the city itself, one in Donegal and one in Strabane. The myths and mischief of Samhain will be interwoven throughout, connecting our city to the Worlds Beyond the Walls.

Pick the Samhain Spirit you connect most with and move through the city soaking up installations and atmosphere, myths and magic as each World showcases music and mischief to fill the imagination. 

World 1 The Whispering Wharf   Queens Quay, Foyle Embankment:   As the chilling winds rise from the sea to greet her, Cailleach, Queen of Winter, Goddess of the Cold and Winds will lead visitors through Samhain storytelling and the ghost stories that haunt both our World and the World Beyond The Walls. 

World 2 ~ The City of Bones   Guildhall Square, The Diamond   Prepare yourself to meet Walter de Burgh and his ancestors as they haunt the confines of the Walled City, turning it into their very own ‘City of Bones’. With installations and guises to chill even the coldest of hearts, the spirt of this starved knight will be welcomed by the people of Derry as they embrace Samhain. 

World 3 ~ The Awakening   Ebrington Square   As the veil between our world and the ‘other worlds’ is pierced, the days of Samhain and Halloween open the door for an Awakening. Portals to cross between the worlds, crowds eager to move through the Samhain Circle gather, spirits hover in no-man’s land, waiting. 

 World 4 ~ The Forest of Shadows   St Column’s Park,   Nothing is what is seems as you enter the dominion of Phantom Queen Morrigan. Welcoming you with dancing flames and hypnotic, mesmerising displays, luring you into the depths of the forest. Beware of paths lined with shape-shifting creatures and shadows that disguise whatever Queen Morrigan desires.

World 5 ~ The Ancients/ The Battle Cry  Derry/ Donegal  Strategically positioned between Derry and Donegal is the ancient heritage site of An Grianan of Aileach Fort. Among the many legends linked to An Grianan Fort is the story that the ancient Red Branch Knights of Ulster (An Croabh Rua) lie sleeping in full battle armour under the hill, ready to ride forth at Ireland’s moment of greatest need. Be prepared as they ready themselves to ride forth to Swans Park Buncrana, where you can experience legends, lore, and characters associated with the Red Branch Knights, imaging how they might walk again Twixt Foyle and Swilly on Halloween night, telling and reliving their stories.

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Season (29 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)

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