herald

Sunday 20 August 2017

The Walking dead

Macnas perform The Summoning as part of the closing events for the Bram Stoker Festival on Moore Street, Dublin, last night. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Macnas perform The Summoning as part of the closing events for the Bram Stoker Festival on Moore Street, Dublin, last night. Photo: Gareth Chaney

It might not be Halloween just yet but if you were out and about in Dublin yesterday you'd have bumped into plenty of ghosts and ghouls as the Bram Stoker Festival came to an eerie end.

The award-winning theatre group Macnas took to the capital's streets last night scaring the public with a variety of marvels and monsters.

Enormous puppets of the walking dead paraded their way down Capel Street, Temple Bar and Moore Street to mark the end of the Bram Stoker Festival.

The Clontarf-born writer, who died in 1912, famously wrote the terrifying novel Dracula in 1897.

Bizarrely Stoker was better known as a theatre director and as the personal assistant to actor Henry Irving while he was alive.

The festival also featured the city's first ever free zip-line, VampWire as part of its jam-packed programme.

Vampires young and old flew through the capital's skies on the zip-line in Wolfe Tone Square over the weekend.

But Halloween isn't over yet with lots of events happening this Friday night like a fireworks display in Darndale Park and a Zombie Parade in Donaghmede as part of the Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival.

jfegan@herald.ie

Promoted articles

Entertainment News