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5.30pm to 9.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 October, Suitable for families

The Samhain Creepy Crawl

Admission free

'Ghost turnips' in the grounds of Turlough Park

See the grounds of Turlough Park in a whole new light this Halloween on a spectacular guided 'Samhain Creepy Crawl' for the whole family. 

This exciting, unique and immersive experience will feature light displays, installations, tricks, treats, traditional games and more.

Suitable for everyone, but especially for families with children aged three to 10 years, the Samhain Creepy Crawl takes place from 5.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 October. Admission is free and no booking is required.

Fancy dress

We would love to see your Halloween costumes at our Samhain Creepy Crawl. You might even win a prize!
We would especially like to see some sustainable or traditional costumes so use your imagination! Why not have a go at making your own? Take some inspiration from our rural ancestors. 

Meet your traditionally dressed Guiser guide on arrival and make your way through a spooktastic selection of tricks and treats. Winding through the museum grounds, each family will also receive their own map to further explain each of the stops and illustrate how the nature surrounding us has so heavily influenced the traditions of Samhain, all most powerful in the approach to the darker half of the year.

Visitors old and young alike can enjoy the exciting lights and decor along the way, and see the wonderful gothic mansion that is Turlough Park House illuminated like never before.

In keeping with the traditions of old, the Samhain Creepy Crawl will end with a breathtaking fire display to ward off any evil spirits, offer protection to all and celebrate moving into a new phase of the natural year.

At the end of your immersive experience, you are then invited to join us for the judging of the evening’s fancy dress competition and learn about traditional games such as apples on strings, conkers, turnip carving and more!

Getting here

Limited parking will be available onsite but booking is required. We encourage visitors to avail of a free shuttle bus service from Horkans Garden Centre on the evening (no booking required for this). Be sure to visit the website in advance to plan your arrival. For accessible or blue badge parking requests, please email


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This event is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to drive and encourage diversity in the night-time economy.



The Samhain Creepy Crawl is located at:
Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo
F23 HY31

Join us for a 'spooktastic' Samhain experience with a unique, immersive and educational 'creepy crawl' through the grounds of the Museum

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Turlough Park,
Co. Mayo,
F23 HY31

+353 94 903 1755