On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October, Drumnaph Nature Reserve will come alive at night to celebrate the Celtic festival, Samhain. Samhain was celebrated by our Ancestors and it marked the end of the harvest and the beginning of the ‘Dark Half’ of the year. Many cultures around the world hold traditional celebrations with light at this time of year as the dark evenings draw in.
Young and old will be guided through the woods by fire and light to ensure you don’t go astray! We will be offering guided walks both bi-lingually & through Irish on the nights.
All those who venture into the woods will meet some enchanting characters along the way and enjoy storytelling, street performers and a fire show. Remember to wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear for the journey. Don’t forget to bring your own lantern too.
This year, due to popular demand, we are delighted to be running Samhain over two nights to give you more time options, but we anticipate spaces will fill up fast.
We hope you will not miss this enchanting experience. There is no need to be afraid, the ancient fires of Samhain will protect you and remember, even the smallest light shines brightly in the darkness.