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Halloween In Galway

Carnevil – Face your Fears!

Carnevil is the west of Ireland’s first scare attraction, housed in the haunted former Connacht Tribune printing press on Market Street, where, more than 150 years ago, a seemingly innocent travelling carnival came to the city, only to leave its citizens so scarred and terrified, that all memories of it have been stricken from official records, never to be spoken of again. Until now…

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  • Location : Market Street, Galway

This Halloween, Galway will become haunted as a travelling carnival that was banished from the city 150 years ago reappears…

A long time ago, a travelling Carnival set up in Galway. It was fun and seemingly innocent at first but then turned sinister – in fact it left the good people of Galway so scared and terrified that they erased all records of the carnival being in town and agreed never to utter its name again…

So, what happened 150 years ago? We can now reveal some of those terrible secrets. When that carnival came to Galway, a huge storm blew over and in the chaos that resulted, many of the side-show freaks escaped. Despite the best efforts of the carnival and the local police, the maniacal gang wreaked havoc, striking in the dark of night, and then suddenly, as quickly as they arrived, they vanishing in the night, leaving a trail of destruction and horror in their wake. On discovering they had disappeared, the people of the city, previously paralyzed with fear, breathed a collective sigh of relief. While the fuss died down, it was locally agreed that the deranged freaks must had escaped to the wilds of Connemara but months later, when visitors to the local convent found the doors locked, the horrible truth was discovered. Having forced entry the freaks had turned the convent into a grotesque lair of unimaginable horror, and apparently turned upon each other in some sort of frenzied madness. The scene was so gruesome, so shocking, the building was boarded up, and its shocking secret horror locked away for ever…or so we thought… When recent plans were announced to convert the boarded up convent to luxury apartments, because all memory of the travelling carnival had been erased… no one could have known what was about be released…

If you’re brave enough to visit Carnevil, why not treat yourself to a stay in one of our luxury Junior or Penthouse suites: book your stay at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road.