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Ireland in October

Events, Holidays and Other Highlights During October in Ireland


October in Ireland - Marathon and Halloween

October in Ireland - Marathon and Halloween

© Bernd Biege 2014

A quick note before we start with the October in Ireland - this is a listing of the events, holidays and other remarkable, calendar-related things that come up every year. A general introduction to the Irish month of October, so to say.

The listings will be added to over time, with links to related content, so see it very much as a work in progress.

If you think that an event or date merits inclusion here (not one-off events, please, only well-established and regular ones), do not hesitate to drop me a line ...

Public Holidays

October in the Irish Calendar

  • October 31st - Samhain (starts at sundown)
  • October 31st - Halloween (the American import that almost replaced Samhain)

Regular October Events in Ireland

  • Wexford Festival Opera starts towards the end of the month.
  • The Dublin Marathon is held on the Bank Holiday Monday.
  • All the main churches in Ireland (Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian) would celebrate Thanksgiving (or rather Harvest Festivals) in October and November, the exact timing is down to the local community. 

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