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Spirits of Meath Festival - Halloween 2014

Spirits of Meath Festival - Halloween 2014

It can be proven that Meath, the Royal County is where Halloween began and we are going back to our roots with a thrilling line up of events from Haunted Spooktacular to Farm phobia Experience at Causey Farm, family events including Fancy Dress Breakfast Partys, Treasure Hunts to Friendly Witch Story Telling and Song.


Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated here in Co. Meath more than 2,000 years ago. Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic Year and the beginning of the New Year. The Celts believed that this was a time of transition, when the veil between our world and the next came down, and the spirits of all who had died since the last Oíche Shamhna (Night of Samhain) moved on to the next life. One of the main spiritual centres of the ancient Celts was located on top of the hill of Tlachtga, now called the Hill of Ward, one mile east of Athboy, Co. Meath. The druids felt that this world and the
other world were closest at Tlachtga. It was here on the festival of Samhain that the sacred fire was
kindled. It was custom of the Druids to assemble on Tlachtga on the eve of Samhain and that a fire was lit on which offerings were made. All the fires in Ireland were quenched on this night and the men of Ireland were forbidden to relight them except from the fire of Tlachtga. The lighting of the sacred fire was a solemn and sacred ritual. This was the first day of winter and death was very close. The spirits of the dead returned and appeared to men. Torches were lit from this sacred fire and carried to seven other
hills around the county including Tara and Loughcrew, and then on to light up the whole countryside.

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Whilst staying in Meath, you can also partake in the Halloween Activities in the Hotel and in nearby Causey Farm:


PookaSpooka at Causey Farm
Date 28 Oct - 1 Nov Time 2.00 2.30, 3.00 3.30pm daily
Venue Causey Farm, Girley, Fordstown, Navan
Hilarious, spine-tingling, ingenious, scary and informative
happenings all around Causey Farm…Unmissable
Halloween fun - shivers and frights, traditions and ghouls,
laughs and surprises for all ages!
Admission €13 per person
Contact + 353 (0) 46 943 4135
Suitable for Families with children aged 5-12



Storytelling & Song with the Friendly Witch
at The Courtyard at the Kelltic Bar
Date 28 Oct Time 2.00pm & 4.00pm
Venue The Courtyard at the Kelltic Bar, Kells
Storytelling & Song with Gemma the Friendly Witch, lots of
fun in between. Face painting and Traditional Halloween
Games. Halloween Specials for Parents at the Kelltic Bar.
Admission Free
Contact + 353 (0) 46 924 0063
Suitable for Children



Halloween Cineclub at
the Kelltic Bar
Date 24 Oct - 3 Nov Time 8.00pm nightly
Venue Kelltic Bar, Kells
A selection of Movie Nights on the Big Screen
at the Kelltic
Admission Free
Contact + 353 (0) 46 924 0063
Suitable for Adults



FARMAPHOBIA at Causey Farm
Date 18 -19 & 24 - 31 Oct & 1 Nov
Time Nightly from 7.00pm
Venue Causey Farm, Girley, Fordstown, Navan
A journey of frightful screams … FOUR terrifying
haunts for 2013 - The PsychoPath, Nightmare Manor
and the highly acclaimed Zombie Morgue return
along with CONTAGION - the brand new attraction to
take you to horrors never before experienced. Eerie
corners, blood-curdling frights, ghoulish entertainers,
heart-pounding, adrenalin pumping, life-threatening
fear… Your worst nightmares come true!
Admission €16 - €26 per person
Contact +353 (0) 46 9434135
Suitable for Adults & Teens



Vanilla Pod Wine Fright Night
Date 25 Oct Time 8.00pm
Venue Vanilla Pod Restaurant, Headfort Arms Hotel,
For shockingly good wine & scarily great food. Our
Head Chef Tony Byrne will create a colourful range of
dishes to complement our selection of fine wines from
around the world with live music & spot prizes. Fancy
Dress encouraged
Admission €30 pp
Contact + 353 (0) 46 924 0084 / 924 0063
Suitable for Adults



Halloween Fright Club at
the LIVE Nite Club
Date 27 - 28 Oct Time 8.00pm till late
Venue LIVE Nite Club, Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells
A frightfully good line up of all things scary & fun!
Halloween Games, Grown Up Prizes & Fancy Dress
Admission €10pp
Contact + 353 (0) 46 924 0063
Suitable for Adults

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