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    Derry Halloween

    Save the Date for Derry Hallowe’en 2021. 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.
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    Culture & Heritage
    15 mins from City of Derry Airport
    A gateway between worlds

    Halloween on the island of Ireland is a time when the spirits breach the veil between worlds and wander among us. And at Derry Halloween they're invited to party with the living at a scary, joyous and fantastically fun carnival.

    Celebrations take place across the Walled City but also reach beyond the 400-year-old walls to possess nearby Donegal and Strabane.

    Each location represents a different spirit world filled with mystery and enchantment, and the revels come to a climax as all worlds merge to create a "World Beyond the Walls".

    Derry~Londonderry, County Londonderry
    29th October 2021 – 31st October


    Scenes from Derry Halloween


    Derry Halloween 2021

    Folklore, feasting and festivities – that's what's on offer as Derry~Londonderry comes alive once more to welcome visitors from every realm.

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    Steeped in history

    The original Derry Halloween took place over 35 years ago, and has since blossomed into one of the best-known Halloween celebrations in the world, drawing on Derry~Londonderry’s rich mythical and cultural history.

    But for all its spooky celebrity, the city delights in welcoming visitors to share in the fun and as you walk its streets, you'll discover a place that is warm, welcoming and brimming with creativity. From cutting-edge cuisine to trendy street food, fascinating museums to cosmopolitan art galleries, Derry~Londonderry skillfully walks the line between honouring its past and looking towards its future. Our advice? Enjoy the party!

    Derry~Londonderry was voted the world's best Halloween destination in a poll by USA Today.

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    Derry Girls mural gets in the spirit, Derry Halloween

    Looking for something different?

    We love a festival on the island of Ireland. And we celebrate everything from saints to surfing to Star Wars with a fun, vibrant and year-round line-up of festivals and events. So no matter when you're coming, you'll find an event to help make your trip something special.

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