Watch this space for all the info on what's planned:
Each day new events will be announced.
Dirty Circus 8.30pm - 10.30pm Sult
7.30pm - 8.30pm & 11.30pm - 12am
Bailey Allen Hall
RockSoc Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands
After their success at the Fáilte Fest Galway band Hot Whiskey return from 12pm - 2am
Find out about the festival at the Black desk and join them for a concert of Mexican music and dance in the Bank of Ireland Theatre 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Dramsoc Murder Mystery
You are a rookie detective and your first job is to solve the murder of Jeremy Franklin, an actor who was supposed to be playing Malcolm in a local production of Macbeth. You must talk to those who knew the victim and try to find out who killed him before more people get hurt.
Every 15 minutes from 3pm - 6pm & 6.30pm - 7.30pm in the Cube
Fancy Dress Competition
& Drag Show
Talent Scouts will be shortlisting best costumes to participate in the Fancy Dress Costume Extravaganza with great prizes for the winners. Hosted by our wonderful guest Drag Queens.
Face your Fears
Come face your fears in the large acoustic room! From snakes to stick insects, we will be hosting a variety of animals and insects for the Hallows Fest for you to try to overcome your fears.
Be Afraid very Afraid!
Watch out for them, you never know who you might meet
Bank of Ireland Theatre 11.30pm - 12.30am
Large Acoustic Room 8.45pm - 11.30pm
Hallows comes to the University of Galway on October 27th. The Societies and Students’ Union have teamed up to create an event to celebrate Halloween and also the return to campus of the students. It will be the biggest on campus student celebration to date and marks the return of great student events to the university.
The event includes seven venues and a wide variety of entertainment that includes music, spectacle, performance and seasonal games. It is all happening in Sult (College Bar) and in and outside Aras na Mac Leinn and the Bailey Allen Hall from 7pm to late. There will be music and performance including the very popular Dirty Circus with a spectacular live show of Burlesque and Cabaret, talented singer-songwriter Eve Belle, Popular Galway Band Hot Whiskey replaces Transmitter due unforseen circumstances and are guaranteed to keep you dancing into the small hours. Rock Soc has 6 young bands battling it out for a day in a recording studio plus guest DJs, members of DJ Society and a silent disco.
The societies have been very busy preparing for the event and have so many great tricks and treats in store. Art soc have been busy since September with mask making and their troup of performers will bring the spirits of Halloween to life, so keep a watch out you never know who you might meet, Dramsoc presents an intriguing murder mystery, ‘Macdeath’ a 15 minute who-done-it interractive show, Witches Call Society will be looking to convict someone of witch craft at their Salem Witch Trials, Psychological Society will lure you into their terrifying Clown Asylum and see just how much you can remember. Zoosoc are challenging attendees to face their fears with snakes, insects, a tarantula and their very friendly gecko!. Anime and Manga Society are hosting a model UN, after the zombie apocalypse. If it's zombies you are after, stop by the Zombie Triage Tent hosted by Bród and Style Societies and be transformed into a zombie and join the Dansoc thriller flash mob.
There will be lots of opportunities for transformations with Style Socs’ glam halloween and Día de los Muertos face painters. Do come in costume as the Style and Bród scouts will be on the lookout for the best fancy dress to participate in the fancy dress costume show ‘Skeletons in the Closet’ hosted by the guest Drag Queens with prizes. There will be Irish traditional games and food at the Samhain celebrations and Mexican students and staff will bring colour, music and dance as they share the festive traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead). You won't go hungry as Baking soc will be busy preparing goodies for the event, as well as food trucks on site. Take some great photos and enter Photo soc competition on instagram and win a prize for the best photo #HallowsCompetition
If you want to take some time out from all the festivities, Neurodivergent Society will be in the small classroom in the HBB until 10pm and there will also be quiet spaces in the Small Acoustic Room & Relaxation rooms.