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New Major Festival To Mark Halloween This Year

Failte Ireland has released details of a planned festival to capitalise on Ireland’s ancient connection to Oiche Samhain, reports Fora.

According to the business news website, the new festival is hoped to take place this Autumn in Meath and its neighboring counties. It will leverage existing community events such as the month-long Spirits of Meath showcase and the Flame of Samhain Festival in Athboy.

Fora report Failte Ireland stated the planned international event could bring 100,000 people to the region. The website adds that the State-backed agency, in partnership with Meath and Louth county councils, is currently seeking a service provider to programme, produce and promote the autumn event.

For Fora’s full report click here. This news comes after Tourism Ireland for last year’s Halloween released two videos highlighting celebrations in Ireland. 

To view the films, click here and here.

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