12 Oct 2023

Enjoy creepy culture and spooky creativity for families and adults in Cork this Samhain

Cork is famous as the cultural and culinary capital of Ireland, with a host of world class museums, performances and events making the city a wonderful place to live and work.  Here are just some of the incredible events bringing Visit Cork visitors and locals together for spooky times…

The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival returns for its 45th outing, bringing headline acts like Macy Grey, Corinne Bailey Rey, the Charlatan and DJ Jennie Greene to compliment the incredible jazz line up. The event will include hundreds of pop up performances around the city from October 26th to 30th.

The Dragon of Shandon night-time romp will see the famous Shandon Dragon joined by spooky skeletons and ghouls for a late night stroll.  Celebrating the ancient Irish tradition of Samhain, see Cork creativity at its finest in this free event.

Spike Island After Dark Tours give visitors the chance to walk abandoned prisons, sit in a solitary cells and experience a place of punishment once known as Ireland’s hell. Its a decidedly spooky adults only tour, but don’t worry, the day time Spike Island Spookfest Trail is perfect for little ones seeking creepy kicks.

Get your dancing shoes on for the The Grave Rave 2023 – Sea Church at the icon Ballycotton venue. Expect great music, freaky visuals, smoke, and disco lighting to fully immerse you in the experience.

There are dozens of exciting events all across Cork – see more at 6 spook-tacular Cork Halloween events for guaranteed chills and thrills – Yay Cork

Make Cork your place to Live and Work – Learn more at