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Footsteps in the Forest

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road, Killeavy, County Armagh, BT35 8SW
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Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween event this year at Slieve Gullion Forest Park! This is the perfect opportunity to experience the park's hauntingly beautiful landscape while enjoying some festive Halloween fun.

The event is set to take place from Wednesday 25 to Monday 30 October 2023, and we can't wait to scare up some fun with you!

Tickets went live on Monday 9 October 2023 at 11am. EVENT NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park is known for its natural beauty, but during Samhain, it takes on a whole new dimension. The park's landscape transforms into a mysterious and eerie wonderland, perfect for a Halloween celebration. The park's lush forests, lakes, and mountains create the perfect backdrop for some Halloween fun.


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.  To bring a mystical quality to the experience, the event will be held in the evening enthralling and capturing the imaginations of all ages. Click here for our handy site map.


The event will start each evening at 5pm with nine self-guided trails that will run every half hour until the last show at 9pm. An autism friendly tour will take place at 5pm and 5.30pm each day with a brighter setting and lower music. An Irish language session will take place on Thursday 26 October at 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm.


When will tickets be available for Footsteps in the Forest?

Footsteps in the Forest is a free event, but booking is essential. Tickets went live on Monday 9 October 2023 at 11am. Tickets are now fully booked.

Please follow Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion social media pages for reminders and updates.


In addition to the Footsteps in the Forest festival, there will be an exciting programme of Halloween events that will also celebrate the district’s culture and heritage. These events will add to the fantastic offering already in place for both locals and visitors enjoying their autumn in Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. Click here to read more.


The Halloween event is designed to be fun for all ages, with something for everyone.  The event will be held in the evening, enthralling and capturing the imaginations of all ages.


Overall, this Halloween event at Slieve Gullion Forest Park is not to be missed. It's a unique and memorable way to celebrate the holiday, surrounded by the park's stunning natural beauty. So grab your costumes, your sense of adventure, and join us for a Halloween celebration you won't forget!


During the six-day festival, Slieve Gullion Forest Park will be transformed into the 'otherworld' for a fun and spooky immersive experience.

Click here for more details!


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  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities - 15 disabled parking spaces are available. Blue Badge holders only
  • Guide dogs permitted - No other dogs are permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors - Disabled toilets are available at the Park and Ride and also at Slieve Gullion Forest Park (main building)

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities - Avilable at Slieve Gullion Forest Park (main building)

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  • Booking Required - Event is fully booked

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Having Fun in Slieve Gullion Forest Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Adventure Playpark and Fionn's Giant Adventure, KilleavySlieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. The Forest Park offers walking trails, a scenic drive, an Adventure Playpark, Fionn's Giant Adventure children's story trail and Courtyard with coffee shop.

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What is the closest bus or train station to Footsteps in the Forest?

The closest bus station is in Newry, which has direct routes from the Europa Bus Station in Belfast, making travelling to the festival all that easier.

If you’re travelling from Dublin it couldn’t be easier too with regular train and bus routes operating daily to Newry city and then take a connection to Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

For more information on Translink timetables and fares please visit or call the Contact Centre on (028) 90 66 66 30.

For more information on getting around, click HERE.  

I’m travelling by car, where can I park?

For more information, download our handy map HERE.

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