The inaugural Tourism East Clare celebration of Samhain involves a series of events taking place between the 31st of October and the 4th of November across East Clare.
Samhain marks an important point in the Celtic calendar, marking the end of the Celtic year and celebrating the beginning of a new one. During Samhain, the division between the physical world and the otherworld was believed to be at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through. This tradition forms the historical basis for modern Halloween celebrations.
Highlighted events in the Samhain Festival include a foraging walk, pickling and preserving demonstration, and storytelling sessions in local libraries across East Clare. There will also be an adult storytelling competition with renowned seanchaí, Eddie Lenihan. For more information, and to reserve your place at the Samhain Celebrations visit the website: https://www.visiteastclare.ie/wheel-of-the-year-festival/