Dublin Goes Vamp for the Annual Bram Stoker Festival

If you haven’t been informed via the Fairytale Traveler’s 2013 coverage of the Bram Stoker Festival and our recent Bram Stoker Trail article, then you will be delighted to find out about Dublin’s huge vamptastic gathering to ring in Halloween. Of course, Ireland is to thank for Halloween and Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, so it seems only fitting to host one of the coolest Halloween events I’ve ever seen. Home to the famed vampire novelist, Bram Stoker, Dublin is going Gothic for this year’s festival theme. Seriously, what more can a fairytale traveler ask for? Bram Stoker and Halloween in Ireland! Dublin you are so winning!

About Bram Stoker in Dublin

Born in Dublin and having spent half his life there, Bram Stoker has grown into a world-wide sensation as the creator of the vampire myth and famed vamp, Count Dracula. His descendants are actively providing historic accounts of Bram Stoker’s life and playing a large part in the fantastic celebration of his footprint in literature and a pop culture of vampire enthusiasts. Find out more about the Bram Stoker Estate here.

Check out our Dracula City Trail!

About the Bram Stoker Festival

The 2014 Bram Stoker Festival will be held in Dublin, Ireland from October 24th-27th. Get ready for Dublin to go vampire with a huge program of events in perfect Gothic fashion. If Dublin is a destination for you, check out the Bram Stoker website for up to date travel information to make your trip a breeze.

A Dublin City Council initiative, the festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his Gothic novel Dracula as inspiration. The festival incorporates a range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of film and literary events to whet the appetites of all. This year the festival intends to infiltrate the very crevices of the city, awakening the dormant gothic that sleeps in the heart of Dublin.” -Bram Stoker Festival website

Check out the events guide here!

For complete event information please visit the Bram Stoker Website here

 

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

15 Comments on this post

  1. Ohhh that sounds so cool! If I weren’t in Athens in those days, I’d definitely go. I love Dublin and Bram Stoker, and putting the two together sounds like the perfect recipe for a fun weekend!

  2. Never neard of this fest before. Sounds great. And Dublin is so small that crazy will be all over the city, I’m sure 😉

    Lisa at Wanderlust Women / Reply
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  4. I remember reading your Bram Stoker trail post a few weeks ago and thinking how interesting it looked. Adding a festival on top of the sightseeing would be so much fun. I can’t make it this year, but I’ll have to remember it for the future.

    Michele {Malaysian Meanders} / Reply
  5. This looks awesome and like so much fun!

    Adelina // PackMeTo / Reply
  6. Whooop whoopp hands in the air, this looks so cool. Take me with you next time??

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  8. […] side of this great city, starting with the iconic Gothic Vampire Novelist, Bram Stoker at the Bram Stoker Festival. A Dubliner, Bram Stoker spent many years of his life growing up, studying, writing and finding his […]

  9. […] side of this great city, starting with the iconic Gothic Vampire Novelist, Bram Stoker at the Bram Stoker Festival. A Dubliner, Bram Stoker spent many years of his life growing up, studying, writing and finding his […]

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