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    Deadly Adventures Await at Bram Stoker Festival this October Bank Holiday Weekend

    Deadly Adventures Await at Bram Stoker Festival this October Bank Holiday Weekend

    One of Dublin’s most anticipated festivals, and now one of its biggest, Bram Stoker Festival returns to celebrate the supernatural, the thrill of Samhain and the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors this October Bank Holiday Weekend.

    Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland, Bram Stoker Festival today revealed its full programme of events. With more than 70,000 people expected to enjoy the festival’s events in 2018, there’s something for everyone in the packed programme of theatre, readings, illustration and animation, outdoor screenings, audio treats, free family fun parks, podcasts and electrifying adventures in unusual locations throughout the city. 

    Speaking about this year’s festival, Lord Mayor, Nial Ring said:
    “As a proud Dubliner, it is great to see that this ever growing annual festival honours one of our most famous sons and also brings the spectacular Macnas through the streets of Dublin.  This year’s ambitious programme certainly provides something for everyone, while ensuring that Bram’s many great works are referenced and celebrated.  I know that anyone who comes into the city will enjoy the diverse events across the weekend.”

    Also speaking at the launch, Fáilte Ireland’s CEO, Paul Kelly, said:
    “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to once again support the Bram Stoker Festival. A celebration of one of our most famous writers and all things spooky, the festival is a fantastic showcase of the city of Dublin, our culture and people. From music to theatre and of course, literature, the streets of Dublin will be transformed with a ghoulish line-up of entertainment over the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Festivals and events are crucial to the tourism sector and greatly enhance the visitor experience while highlighting all that Ireland has to offer and the Bram Stoker Festival once again promises to be a highpoint in Dublin’s autumn calendar.”

    Commenting on the programme for the 2018 festival, Festival Co-Director Maria Schweppe said: 
    “We’ve seen the festival grow year on year and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s programme, which finds inspiration not only in the life and works of Bram Stoker, but also in his gothic legacy, the spectacular Victorian architecture in Dublin, the supernatural, and Ireland’s Samhain traditions.”

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