24TH OCTOBER – 2ND NOVEMBER 2020

Halloween Happenings 
in the Causeway Coast & Glens

Welcome to the Causeway Coast and Glens 2020 virtual Halloween programme.

This year we are excited to be bringing you a virtual line-up featuring 10 spooky myths and legends stories of the Causeway Coast & Glens, ghostly childrens stories, arts and crafts demonstrations for the little ghosts and ghouls, wicked walks for you to try and fang-tastic foodie haunts!

View the full programme of events

10 Days of Myths and Legends

Immerse yourself in some frightful haunted halloween storytelling of the most prolific villains and spirits in the Causeway Coast & Glens. We’ll also take you to some of the most haunted locations, and tell the stories of the myths and legends who still haunt the borough to this day. Watch on Youtube or Facebook daily from 9pm!

BLOODY HUTCHINSON

24th October

Ballymoney’s resident spectre appears just once a year…

MUSSENDEN
TEMPLE

25th October

What happens when the devil comes to claim the soul you promised him?

CUSHY
GLEN

26th October

Some locals refuse to take this road on a dark night, fearing a ghostly encounter!

THE DARK
HEDGES

27th October

Sightings of a ‘grey lady’ have been reported at this popular attraction.

OSSIAN’S
GRAVE

28th October

The grave is named after a mythical warrior, Ossian – a son of Finn MacCool.

BUSHMILLS
DISTILLERY

29th October

We imagine this one’s quite a friendly ghost, with free whiskey at her disposal!

THE
ABHARTACH

30th October

The tale of an Irish vampire that was said to feast on the blood of humans. 

LIMAVADY
WORKHOUSE

31st October

The site has been subject to a number of reports of ghostly happenings.

DUNLUCE
CASTLE

1st November

We’ve come to learn that if it looks haunted, it probably is haunted!

BONAMARGY
FRIARY

2nd November

It is said that the friary is haunted by ‘The Black Nun’ – Julia MacQuillen.

Where to watch

28th & 30th October

Halloween
Storytelling Sessions for kids

Grab your broomstick and prepare your little witches, ghouls and goblins for a virtual Halloween storytelling session!

On Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th, tune into Causeway Coast & Glens Events Facebook page and join Stephen O’Hara and Madeline McCully while they tell a fun family-friendly Halloween story at 2:00pm!

Watch on Facebook
28th-31st October

Virtual Walking Tours

Are you ready to be frightfully entertained, all from the safety & comfort of your own living room? Let Martin McAuley and Petra Hermann from the Northern Ireland Tour Guide Association take the plunge down an eerie path on virtual walking tours across the Causeway Coast & Glens. Watch out for the legends that haunt the towns!

Ballymoney
28th October – 12pm

Through the town centre see the route of many a terrible tale!

Limavady
29th October – 12pm

Take a tour of the myths and legends of the Roe Valley

Coleraine
30th October – 12pm

Do you know of the witchcraft that went on in Andersons Park?

Ballycastle
31st October – 12pm

Would you dare to walk near the grave of ‘The Black Nun’ Julia McQuillen?

27th October at 12pm

Halloween
Food Trails

Bring some tasty treats, and join Wendy Gallagher (Causeway Coast Foodie Tours) on Tuesday 27th at 12 noon as she talks us through the culinary highlights in the Causeway Coast & Glens. She’ll unearth some delectable delights and eerily fantastic food for all to enjoy this Halloween!

WATCH ON 27/10/2020
29th & 31st October at 2pm

Childrens’  
arts & crafts demonstrations

Round up your closest ghoul friends online and join us on Thursday 29th and Saturday 31st at 2pm for some sticky icky fiendish fun! Join Lorna Kyle from Just Jemima while she takes you through the steps to make pumpkin decorations and gooey slime!

Episode 1: Make Your Own Pumpkin Patch (watch on 28/10/20)Episode 2: Make Your Own Slime (watch on 31/10/20)

Local Markets

Causeway Speciality Market

31st October

Town Centre – Coleraine

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