Dead of Night Festival 2022


Longford's annual Dead of Night Festival returns this Halloween! This free and frightful festival is sure to scare all ages with the spectacular Dead of Night Parade, scream-worthy spook walks, and a bone-chilling Beacon bonfire-alternative.   

It all kicks off Halloween Night, Monday 31 October from 6-10pm at Connolly Barracks in Longford Town. 

Dead of Night activities:

Dead of Night Parade from 6.30pm, starting at St Mel's College car park and finishing up at Connolly Barracks

Scream your way around the Spook Walk from 6pm to 9pm at Connolly Barracks 

Bone-chilling Beacon bonfire-alternative for that authentic autumnal feeling starting at 7.15pm to 8.30pm at Connolly Barracks

Find out all about the origins of Halloween with spooky storytelling sessions from 6.30pm to 8.45pm at Connolly Barrack

Acrobats, magicians and fire dancers from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at Connolly Barracks

Chilling competitions for best costume and best decorated pumpkin

Scare everyone with your dancing our DJ playing all the Halloween hits starting at 6.30pm at Connolly Barracks

You can also #ShopLongford with plenty of refreshments and snacks from local businesses

Volunteers needed

If spooky season is your favourite time off year and you want to kick off the festivities little early this year, why not volunteer to help bring the Dead of Night to life! Spook Walk prop-making workshops take place every Wednesday in Longford Vintage Car Clubhouse in Connolly Barracks (see below for times). 

Spook Walk prop-making workshops take place: 
3.30-6.30pm on Wednesday, 19 October
2.30-5.30pm on Wednesday, 26 October 

You can also volunteer at the Dead of Night festival as spooky characters scaring Spook Walk participants, parade stewards throughout town, or as main event stewards at Connolly Barracks. To get involved, call Longford Volunteer Centre on 043 334 5555.  

Get involved in a scary (but safer) Halloween this year!

Dead of Night is one of County Longford's many safer Halloween initiatives. It is part of a campaign by Longford County Council, Longford Local Community Safety Partnership, An Garda Síochána and the Longford County Council Fire Service to create a frightful and fun Halloween, free from anti-social behaviour, illegal fireworks and bonfires.