Celebrate the magic of the spoken word and awaken your inner Seanchaí at Samhain Family Festival!
Immerse yourself in an authentic Halloween experience this October as spirits young and old will gather at EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, for Samhain, Ireland’s Family Halloween Festival.
Modern Seanchaís and colourful characters will share spine-tingling tales and there will be plenty of treats in store for all ages as we invite you to celebrate the magic of the spoken word.
Seanchai Sessions Stage Show at CHQ
12 – 2pm
Join Samhain live in the CHQ building this October 25th .The Seachchai stage show features Spellcasting, Readings and Songs of the Witch. This is the perfect event for all the family to enjoy; tickets are free of charge with booking essential.
‘Experience Samhain’ Pop-up Crafting Stations
11 – 3pm
Experience traditional activities of Samhain and become Seanchai – ancient Irish storytellers – with these EPIC Explorers pop-up crafting stations. Taking place in the CHQ building, drop by to create props such as a Samhain Mask and Terrific or Terrifying Turnip. Read, write and share your very own family Halloween stories in our pop-up performance corner and add them to our Samhain Stories wall.
Pimpin’ Pumpkins and Transforming Turnips Online Workshop
10am – 11am
Welcome EPIC Explorers! Explore how the tradition of carving pumpkins evolved through emigration, before creating your own turnip and pumpkin garlands to decorate your home. Suitable for ages 6 and above, this virtual workshop will be delivered over Zoom. Limited places are available to join the zoom session. This workshop will also be live streamed to EPIC and Samhain’s Facebook Page for anyone unable to join the zoom session.
Family Ghost Story Online Workshop
10am – 11am
Unleash your inner Seanchaí and join the long line of Irish storytellers at our EPIC Explorers Family Ghost Story Workshop. Gather round and listen to some spooky stories before discovering how to turn your old family tales into a fun miniature storybook. Suitable for ages 6 and above, this virtual workshop will be delivered over Zoom. Limited places are available to join the zoom session. This workshop will also be live streamed to EPIC and Samhain’s Facebook Page for anyone unable to join the zoom session.
Seanchai Sessions, Available Online
Experience Samhain at any time online with it’s retellings of Irish spooky Samhain stories! These stories will delight and surprise and including Jerry Fish at Smock Alley Theatre and Eddie Lenihan at Bunratty Castle. Taking place online, the performances will be shared across EPIC and Samhain’s Facebook page. Follow us to make sure you don’t miss out.