Spirit of Halloween"

Old Drogheda Society

During the forthcoming half term holiday from Monday 26th October until the 30th October at 3pm daily, Drogheda Museum Millmount in association with the Old Drogheda Society, will have "Spirit of Halloween" sessions in the Governor's House, Millmount aimed at children but interested parents or adults can also attend.

Learn about The Celtic origins of the festival of Samhain
Where did the Celtic tradition of lighting a bonfire come from ?
Where did the name Halloween come from.?
The Irish Traditional foods, games, costumes, etc associated with the day.
How the Jack O Lanterns came about ?
How the Irish feast spread across the Atlantic ?
The various types of superstitious spirits : – Banshees, Pucas, Hobgoblins, Changelings, Zoombies... etc,

The ‘Banshee of Old Hill’ a short film shot in the area by Drogheda film-maker Liadan Holohan will be shown. .
The guides will also tell of some of the local myths and legends related to ghostly happenings- suitable for children such as
The Foxes of Gormanston / The Curly Hole Ghost/ Archbishop Marsh’s Ghost/ The myth of the headless coachman and the body snatchers/The Red Man of the Boyne/The Dublin Road ghost, the white horse of Millmount/ Ann Hardman who came back from the dead and much more

These talks will last about one hour and are aimed at children whose schools are not involved in our school visits (parents are also welcome and places can be pre-booked by phoning 041-9833097 or by e-mailing info@droghedamuseum.ie Cost is €2 per person..


History, Archaeology & Heritage, 

Governor's House,



Co. Louth, Ireland,


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