Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has revealed a frightfully fun programme of free virtual Halloween events, with ten days of ghostly goings-on for everyone to enjoy.
The hair-raising happenings will run from Saturday 24th October to Monday 2nd November, and this year all of the eerie events will be free to enjoy online so everybody can take part safely by watching from home on the Causeway Coast and Glens Events Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CausewayGlensEvents) and on the Visit Causeway YouTube channel.
If you dare, join storytellers Stephen O’Hara and Madeline McCully at 9pm each night for scary stories exploring the Causeway Coast and Glens’ local myths and legends. Whether it’s the wandering white lady of Dunluce, Abhartach the Celtic vampire or The Black Nun of Bonamargy Friary, each terrifying tale will delve into the Borough’s petrifying past.
And it’s not only horrible history on offer, as the spooky spirit of Halloween will be kept alive with plenty of activities for younger children. This includes special stories from Stephen and Madeline, while Lorna Kyle from Just Jemima will lead virtual crafts sessions which can be followed from home.
For the foodies, there’ll be a Halloween video with Wendy Gallagher, including plenty of hearty Halloween fare, while history buffs can join virtual walking tours of Coleraine, Ballycastle, Ballymoney and Limavady.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Alderman Mark Fielding said: “Our Halloween celebrations might be different this year but there is still lots to look forward to and I hope people enjoy our virtual programme of events.
“These are challenging circumstances for us all, and I would encourage everyone to make this a safe and enjoyable Halloween by joining in with us online.”
For full details about what is happening visit www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/halloween and check our channels up upcoming announcements about our plans to celebrate Christmas.