October 2016

Scary tales at Malahide Castle

27/10/2016 - Malahide castle Thursday 27th to Monday 31st

Scary tales at Malahide Castle)

This year join Hattie our Housekeeper from Thursday 27th to Monday 31st October at Malahide Castle and Gardens for some ghostly castle capers as she prepares for the annual Halloween Party. Hattie will take you on a tour through the castle where strange things have been happening. You’ll need to keep your eyes peeled

You never know who you might meet!!

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Party with our Monster Mash Masters in the Visitor Centre afterwards where they will be teaching some scary dance moves!

We love little monsters at Malahide Castle so dress up as your favorite one and be in with a chance to win some frighteningly fantastic prizes!


28/10/2016 - Various locations, see information below


Murder comes to Malahide on the October bank holiday weekend in the form of the Something Wicked Crime Writing Festival, which runs from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th. Over the course of the three days, there will be something for all ages interested in crime, crime fiction and children’s books.

On Friday October 28th a panel of bestselling authors will discuss how they write about murder and violent crime. The panelists are Alex Barclay (Darkhouse, Blood Runs Cold), Sam Blake (Little Bones) and Liz Nugent (Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait) and will be hosted by Bert Wright (Administrator of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards). The event will be held at Malahide Lawn Tennis Club at 7:30pm. Tickets €12.50*/€15 (*early bird)

‘Malahide Murder Morning’ takes place on Saturday Oct 29th. This is a forensics and crime scene workshop where participants will witness the procedures and protocols following the discovery of a dead body. They will also learn how to write authentic crime fiction. The workshop will be led by Forensic Anthropologist René Gapert, Deputy State Pathologist Linda Mulligan and Garda Vanessa Stafford, with actor and screen writer Paddy C. Courtney acting as host. Award winning crime novelist Arlene Hunt (Vicious Circle, The Chosen, The Outsider) will complete the line up, as she discusses how to incorporate the panelist’s information into a crime novel. The three-hour workshop takes place in the Malahide Parish Centre at 10am. Tickets €20*/€25 (*early bird)

Manor Books on Church Road will be the venue for ‘Killer Kids’ at 11am on Sunday October 30th. Best selling author Dave Rudden (Knights of the Borrowed Dark) will host a workshop for children, who will learn the art of story telling through the medium of crime fiction. Tickets €5.

Tickets available on and Manor Books, Malahide. For further information contact