Everyone in Ireland loves Halloween and we have many different ways to celebrate. Like many countries around the world most of our traditions involve dressing up, with both adults and children enjoying wearing scary costumes and masks and many of us having parties to celebrate. And, of course, like many kids around the world kids in Ireland love to play trick or treat.
All over the country children come together in big happy gangs and run around the streets and lanes in their scary costumes, knocking on their neighbours doors, playing trick or treat and doing their best to frighten them into parting with sweets and chocolates.
But that’s not all we do. We also have some really special and traditional ways of celebrating Halloween, and this week, Ali Isaac, who writes wonderful children’s books has joined us here on Wild Atlantic Stories to tell us all more about Halloween traditions and rituals in Ireland.
Ali Isaac is the author of two books based on Irish mythology: Conor Kelly and The Four Treasures of Eirean and Conor Kelly and The Fenian King. She lives in rural Ireland and regularly blogs about all things Irish and family life on her website. For more information about Ali’s books and works in progress, you can visit her site: