Dublin, Ireland: Glasnevin Cemetery Halloween Mid-Term Tales Tour & Botantic Gardens

Today we met up with friends to take the Children’s Mid-Term Tales Tour of the Glasnevin Cemetery.  Glasnevin Cemetery hosted a one-of-a kind Halloween tour for children aged 6 – 12, running  The tour will be given by the Ace of Spades, who will terrifically terrify you with tales of gruesome truths and funny folklore. Are you curious to discover how the legend of the headless horse man came to pass or perhaps you’d like to hear the story of the unfortunate Vincent brothers and the cursed ‘Black Aggie’ statue?   The tour guys Alan and Warren very amusing!



We first ate our lunch at the Whitworth Pub where the kids had their faces painted and then we headed off for a quick look at the decorated pumpkins at the Botanic Gardens.


With their faces painted and costumes on – we set out for the tour with Alan and Warren.


maebh and nina faces


It was really fun and the cemetery is really nice –  after being here for 3 years, it was our first time.   It’s a very peaceful, beautiful place and next time we’re at the Botanic Gardens for a walk through, we’ll pop over here being so close it’s a must.


Botanic Gardens, Dublin – Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Competition

The kids and I, along with another American mom/kids headed over to visit the Botanic Gardens for a bit and while there, we checked out the pumpkin displays. Nils and I visited with the kids not that long ago, but we had a great time and will return.

Next year the kids are entering – no exceptions.  We saw the pumpkin of a boy in Soren’s class & his younger brother’s pumpkin.


If you want to visit:
You can find their address and contact information here:  Botanic Gardens Dublin