It’s be all fright on the night as Scarefest returns


AFTER five sell-out sessions last Halloween, Scarefest is bringing back the “Paranormal Investigations” to Carlow this year.

Five dates will be added to the program this October along with an extra special investigation with none other than Barry Fitzgerald from Ghost Hunters International.

Join Carlow Paranormal Society and Leinster Paranormal as they delve into the secrets of Ducketts Grove with a three hour investigation of this historic building and the unknown inhabitants.

Tickets from €30. For more information visit

Meanwhile, those looking for a family friendly event this mid-term break can take the children to a Halloween party like no other on Sunday, October 27th, with children’s entertainers, guided tours of the fairy forest, face painting, bouncy castles, pumpkin picking, music and more, this is the family event of the festival!

Each child will get to choose their own pumpkin which they can take home or carve in our pumpkin carving workshop. There will also be a craft market and food vendors on-site throughout the event.

Tickets cost €5 on For more information visit


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