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Footsteps in the Forest

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road, Killeavy, County Armagh, BT35 8SW
The image is of two pumpkins lit up with a forest in the background promoting the Footsteps in the Forest event in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

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Making a welcome return to the Giant Adventures line-up this autumn is ‘Footsteps in the Forest, a magical Halloween experience in Slieve Gullion Forest Park between Thursday 27 and Monday 31 October.

This year the popular event will celebrate the Gaelic festival of Samhain (Sow-in), marking the harvest season's end and the beginning of winter. Historically celebrated throughout Ireland, Samhain is steeped in tradition that to this day shapes the holiday we now know as Halloween.

During the five-day festival, Slieve Gullion will be transformed into the 'otherworld' for a fun and spooky immersive experience that will be brought to life through costumed characters, spectacular illuminations and mythical storytelling. 

Visitors will go along a self-guided, illuminated trail that will take them on the journey from the origins of Samhain to modern day Halloween.  And to bring a mystical quality to the experience, the event will be held in the evening enthralling and capturing the imaginations of all ages.

Good to know

The event will start each evening at 5.30pm with four self-guided trails that will run every hour until the last show at 8:30pm. An autism-friendly tour will take place at 5:30pm each day, and park and ride facilities will be available throughout the festival (more information to follow). 

The self-guided, illuminated trail is 1.65km in length. Uneven in places, there is a slightly challenging gradient at the start of the trail.

Warm clothing and appropriate footwear are recommended for this evening event.  

Ticket Information

Footsteps in the Forest is a free event, but booking is essential. Tickets will go live on Friday 14 October at 10am on the Visit Mourne website www.visitmournemountains.co.uk

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Season (27 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
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Thursday - Monday18:00 - 22:00

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