More than 20,000 visitors came in costume, were scared out of their wits, and walked the ghoulish streets of Dublin at this year’s ‘fangtasticly’ successful second annual Bram Stoker Festival.
The Festival spread across Dublin City Centre, celebrated all things macabre, strange and supernatural mixed with some good-old fashioned Halloween fun. The Bram Stoker Festival was made possible by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn said, “This year’s Festival is one for the books. We could not have asked for a more successful event. All of Dublin really got into the Dracula sprit! 42 events over 3 days with over 20,000 visitors. The figures speak for themselves with almost all events booked out.”
“Fáilte Ireland is delighted to have been part of the Bram Stoker Festival, a uniquely Dublin event which showcases our Bram Stoker legacy and the global ‘Dracula’ brand within a highly interactive programme full of fun, frights and supernatural experiences. The festival, only in its second year, is already a significant addition to Dublin’s Autumn calendar of events. This year’s programme was perfectly positioned to capitalise on the recent boom in vampire fiction and lure overseas visitors to ‘get their teeth’ into Dublin in new and exciting ways over the October bank holiday.” John Concannon, Director of Market Development, Fáilte Ireland.
Susan Kirby, Bram Stoker Festival event manager, said, “We are delighted that the city was transformed for the second annual Bram Stoker Festival into a blood red celebration of all things Stoker and all involved embraced the spirit of that celebration so enthusiastically.’
The Bram Stoker Festival was brought to you by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland. Supported by Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin City Business Improvement District, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Temple Bar Company, DublinCastle, DublinUNESCOCity of Literature, Office of Public Works, Dublin Festival Season, 98fm, Dublin Bus, LUAS and Entertainment.ie.
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