Knocknagoshel Ghost Trail

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Now firmly established as Ireland's premier outdoor Halloween festival.

Visitors to Knocknagoshel on the night of Halloween can once again expect another chilling production, with over 300 volunteers and performers doing their bit to ensure a genuinely truly terrifying Halloween experience once again.

Visitors to Knocknagoshel on the night of Halloween can once again expect another chilling production, with over 300 volunteers and performers doing their bit to ensure a genuinely truly terrifying Halloween experience once again.

As is tradition, the terrifying trail will open to the public on the Sunday of the October bank holiday weekend (October 25th), with tours taking place from 6.30-9.30pm. And with over 3,000 people expected in the village over the course of the evening.

As well as the traditionally terrifying chamber or horrors and some seriously scary scenes, there will be a few newcomers to the trail this year, along with some old favourites. Freddie Kruger, for example, is making his return to Knocknagoshel, but visiting for the first time will be Regan, the demonic child from The Exorcist, along with Hannibal Lector.

 “The focus every year is how can we make it scarier. We also try to keep things current,” said one of the organisers of the ghost trail.

The Ghost Trail is organised by the Knocknagoshel Halloween Group which is a community-based non-profit organisation. All funding raised is distributed among the local participating community groups and charities.

Since it began 22 years ago the Ghost Trail has raised over half a million for charities. Every year on average they collect €15,000.

From humble beginnings in 1994 with approximately 50 local children attending, its popularity gradually grew with children from the surrounding parishes attending in the following years. By 2000, the attendance has increased from hundreds to thousands with people attending from all corners of Ireland and beyond.

In 2003, a coach of passing French tourists were diverted through the village and stopped off to see the ghost trail. They were so impressed that they brought a coach full of French tourist over for the following five years.

The ghost trail begins at the church in Knocknagoshel. People are then taken down to meet all types ghosts, gouls and monsters along the way until the finish up quite aptly at the funeral home.



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