Samhain October 26th 2014 Marlay Park

Samhain – the spookiest event of the year returns to Marlay Park on Sunday, October 26th 2014. Ditch the fancy dress, it’s the time of the year for scary dress in your ghouliest Halloween outfit to join the “dlrevents demons” for the Samhain Haunted Forest Walk.

This year’s Samhain will feature a longer route of spook than ever before with more scare footage of chills, freaks and frights than you can shake a broom at. The forest at Marlay Park will be alive, for one night only with freaky fog, ghastly spiders, all seeing eyeballs, spine chilling skeletons, menacing witches and wizards and rotten pirates.

Festoon lighting, sound effects and smoke will all add to the scare factor with the haunted forest open until 8.30pm. The haunted forest is not for the faint hearted or easily freaked! The walk is approx 1.7km long on a path suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.

We want to see you in your Halloween costumes but remember it is an outdoor event so warm clothing is recommended.

DLR Co Co has reminded all that parking for Samhain is in the College Road Car Park in Marlay Park only.
Please follow directional signs. Parking is limited so please walk or use Public Transport to get to the event.
Do not park on roads, grass verges or in local housing estates. 

The Haunted Woods will be open between 3.30pm and 8.30pm and entry is FREE but by WRISTBAND ONLY.


Wristbands can be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Saturday October 18th & Saturday October 25th from 11am each day.

Wristbands will be available while stocks last on a strictly first come, first served basis, limited to six per family.

Entry times to queue for the Haunted Walk printed on your Wristband will be before 4pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and after 7.30pm.

All times are approximate and subject to change.

Wristbands from last year’s event cannot be used this year.


Parking for the event in the College Road Car Park is very limited so please walk or use Public Transport to get to the event. Please do not park on the roads or in local estates. Please stay on lit routes at all times after dark and follow the instructions of the stewards. DLR Events recommends you use public transport or walk to the event.

The following Dublin Bus routes all stop at Marlay Park:
16 – O’Connell Street to Kingston, Ballinteer

These Dublin Bus routes all service routes, approx 15 mins walk to the venue
75 – Tallaght / Dun Laoghaire to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
14 – Amiens Street to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
17 – Rialto to Blackrock
61 – D’Olier St to Dundrum / Whitechurch.
Please check to confirm current details of routes, timetables and fares.