Ghostly Belfast: Your Guide to Halloween at Queen’s


Pumpkin Carving Party- Brittany Randolph- Flickr

Whether you’re looking for a truly chilling experience, or a fun-filled fright night this Halloween, there is a whole range of activities happening in the Belfast area. From tours of haunted gaols to haunted cemeteries to even more tours of haunted gaols, there’ll be plenty of reasons to sleep with the lights on this October.

The Paranormal Gaol Tours at Crumlin Road Gaol promise to be bone chilling fun at any budget – starting from £13 right up to £50 per ticket, this year the Gaol is starting ‘ghost hunts’ led by the Northern Ireland Paranormal Research Association; which promise to be truly haunting experiences (18 ). You can book online at

‘Ghosts of Drumglass’, a theatrical production by the Kabosh Company which is par

t of the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, is a cutting-edge dramatic experience that is not for the faint of heart:

The ancient trees of Drumglass surrender the secrets of the Musgrave family to those who trace the steps of the dead. But will we have to atone for treading on the long-dormant spirits of those who went before?

Visit for more information and expect a more refined way of spending your Halloween night if you want to avoid louts getting drunk in fancy dress.

“What about the louts who want to get drunk in fancy dress?” you say? Well, there’s plenty on for them as well, with events running from the 27th until the 31st at The Bot, with prizes for best fancy dress and, of course, drink promos. Halloween at The Apartment runs from Friday 26th until Sunday 28th, with Halloween themed cocktails and fancy dress prizes. Halloween Night at Madison’s also boasts costume prizes and special Halloween cocktails.

All in all there’s plenty to do in Belfast in the run-up to Halloween, so ladies, get your cat ears ready, and gentlemen, get ready to dress up like a woman and embarrass yourself; after all, that’s what Halloween is all about.


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