Whether you're dressing up for the weekend, heading to a music festival, or in the mood for a spot of culture, we've got you covered this Halloween Bank Holiday. 

Metropolis Festival, RDS, Dublin

Metropolis festival is back this year, and it's bigger and better than ever before. With The Villagers and Friendly Fires rocking out on Saturday night, and Roisin Murphy and Mac Demarco giving it socks on the Sunday, you are in for a treat this weekend. Tickets are still available from Ticketmaster.

 

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Macnas Parade, Galway and Dublin City

'Out of the Wild Sky' is the theme for this year's Macnas parade, which is taking place in Galway city from 5.30pm on Sunday, and 7pm in Dublin on Monday night. With plenty of magic and mischief expected as always, this year's parade plans to be extra special. Head over to the Mannas website for details of the route's of the parades.

 

Guinness Cork Jazz Music Festival, Cork City

The iconic festival has already begun. With performances from Laura Mvula, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brian Deady, and many many more acts, jazz-heads out there will have great fun this weekend. Check their website for a rundown of all of the acts and performances to make sure you don't miss a thing.

 

Richard Harris International Film Festival, Limerick City

Kicking off yesterday, the film festival which celebrates Limerick's most famous actor features over 120 shorts and film features this weekend. Check out their full timetable of films and screenings over at their website.

 

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Westival Music Festival, Westport, County Mayo

The first year of this brand new festival, why not head out west this weekend. Featuring musical and visual experiences, as well as workshops, and family events, Westival has something for everyone. Lisa Hannigan is headlining Saturday night, but for the full list of what's happening head over to their website.

 

Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without the Irish author's best known work. The Bram Stoker festival begins in Dublin today, and promises "four days of living stories, four nights of deadly adventures". Head over to their website for all of the events that are taking place across the city over the long weekend.

 

The Nightmare Realm, RDS, Dublin

The Nightmare Realm Dublin is an interactive walk-through Halloween experience that is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The aim is to prey on your deepest fears and nightmares and twisting them into a deadly reality. You can book tickets through their website.

 

Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford

With the art's festival well underway and entering it's final weekend, it will all be culminating on Sunday for it's Blaa-magaddon. Head over to their website for the full list of events this weekend.