Approaching Halloween this year, Dublin is the place to visit for the Bram Stoker Festival
The Bram Stoker Festival playfully celebrates the mysterious, the after-dark and the thrill of late October as Ireland approaches Halloween and Samhain. There is a packed schedule of events which mixes family-friendly adventures with late-night antics for mates, dates and everything in between.
Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin and was educated at Trinity College from 1864-1870. His love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Evening Mail which was co-owned by the gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu. In 1878 he married Florence Balcombe, former girlfriend of Oscar Wilde, in St. Ann’s Church in Dawson Street. He began writing novels while in London – the most famous of which is Dracula, published in 1897. The global importance of Stoker’s novel is just one of the many reasons Dublin is internationally recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature