Following on from the huge success of the Spooky Tunnel at Ballyvoyle on the Waterford Greenway for Halloween 2018, 2019 and once again in 2022, Waterford City and County Council is organising a similar spooky experience that you won’t want to miss once again this year. The 2023 Spooky Tunnel experience will be in place for the public to enjoy from Friday 27th October to Thursday 2nd November. This is a Halloween installation which is free to attend. It is a ‘walk through experience’ that promises to be a sight to behold for all age groups!
Ballyvoyle Tunnel, is an almost 400-metre-long brick lined tunnel, which was constructed during the 1870’s. It’s dimly lit recesses and arched ceiling are fantastically atmospheric at any time of year and form the perfect backdrop for a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween themed display. 2018 was the first year of the experience and people were blown away by the sights and sounds of Samhain! Word of mouth quickly spread about the experience and visitor figures recorded at the tunnel were over twice those recorded for the same period in late October 2017. This was replicated and even surpassed in 2019 and once again in 2022, following a two-year Covid related break. All involved are anticipating a similar response from members of the public this year.
Commenting in advance of this year’s Spooky Tunnel Cllr. Joe Conway, Mayor of Waterford City and County said he is, “Looking forward to the 2023 edition of the Spooky Tunnel. It is fast becoming a Halloween tradition to visit the tunnel with family and friends over the mid-term break. Undoubtedly it is a Halloween event which is unique to Waterford Greenway. It highlights how the Greenway has continued to evolve over the years and offer a visitor experience that sets it apart from other amenities. Best of luck to all involved!”
The Spooky Tunnel is also part of a wider series of haunted happenings across Waterford city and county this Halloween! From spooky storytelling and pumpkin carving to scary movie screenings and haunted trails, there is something for everyone. Visit Waterford and hold on to your broomsticks, as Waterford promises a jam-packed schedule this Halloween in locations as diverse as Lismore Heritage Centre, Waterford Museum of Treasures, Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Mount Congreve and Christ Church Cathedral while Spraoi is hosting a Samhain Procession adjacent to the People’s Park on Friday 27th October.
Check out Waterford Greenway social media for updates on the Spooky Tunnel and click on www.visitwaterfordgreenway.com for more information and to plan your visit to Waterford Greenway this Halloween. Check out www.visitwaterford.com and related social media for more information on Halloween events across Waterford.
Miss it as your peril!