Ghosts in The Glens of Antrim

Ghosts in the Glens Festival Programme

WHAT’S ON 19 -22 October 2017 

Childrens’ Ghostbusters Village Quiz

Quiz papers available from Cushendall shops and in primary schools for children and parents to complete while visiting the village. Solve the 22 clues to identify the name of the shop, business or building and then find the ghost hidden in their window, write down the name of the ghost on the quiz paper and return completed quiz to one of 3 shops in the village – £2


Schools sessions

Visiting storytellers will visit St Mary’s PS Cushendall, Glenann PS, St Ciarans PS, Cushendun, St Patrick’s PS Glenariffe ,Barnish PS , Ballycastle Integrated PS, St Patricks and St Brigids PS, Ballycastle and Gaelscoil an Chaistil, Ballycastle and St Mary’s PS, Rathlin Island – FREE

Storytelling for seniors  3 – 4 pm

Storytellers will visit nursing homes and Folds in Cushendun, Cushendall and Ballycastle – FREE


The Spirit of the Glens  –Thursday 19th October 7 30 – 9 30pm
Venue:Glenmona, Cushendun
Local people will be encouraged to develop their own storytelling skills at a workshop hosted by Liz Weir organised with the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership.
This workshop will help harvest the rich legacy of stories which local people already know. Those attending will be encouraged to develop their own storytelling skills and to gain the confidence to share their stories with the wider community. Stories can be about any subject, from local crafts and jobs, to those which have a sense of place like townland or field names. Tales of fairies, ghosts and banshees will also be encouraged.Storyteller Liz Weir will tell a few stories and perhaps prompt some more from anybody who attends. Listeners are of course also welcome!

Stories and Music – Thursday 19th October 9 30 – 11 30 pm
 Mary McBride’s Cushendun –
An informal evening of stories and music (with refreshments) featuring local singer and storyteller Feargal Lynn


Spooky Tales and Music –8 – 10 30 pm
Cushendall Golf Club

An evening of Spooky Tales and Music in Cushendall Golf Club will introduce everyone to our guest tellers.
£5 at the door

Late Night Tales –10 30 pm onwards
Venue:McCollam’s Bar, Cushendall

Some late night tales in McCollam’s Bar, Mill Street, Cushendall (Joe’s).


Not So Scary Stories –11 – 11 45 am
Venues: Cushendall Library, Ballycastle Library, Carnlough Library
Not so scary stories with visiting storytellers

FREE, but numbers limited so please book with individual Library

Ballycastle Forest Story Walk 11 00 – 12 30 ( meet at Fairhill Street carpark)

Story walk in partnership with Glens Red Squirrel Group and Destination Ballycastle

Ghosts on the Coast 2 45 – 4 pm

Venue: Manor House, Rathlin Island

2pm Boat trip to Rathlin Island for Tea and Tales at the recently restored Manor House, returning 4 30pm.

£5 (ferry not included, free for senior citizens )

Spooky crafts, stories, face painting and fancy dress – 2.30-4.00pm
Venue: Cushendall Golf Club
Craft workshop for children including Halloween lanterns and spooky posters, face painting. with some spooky help from the Lurig Drama Group.

Don’t forget your fancy dress – young and old alike!

£3 (to cover craft materials and afternoon refreshments)

Story Swap 4 30 – 6pm
Venue: McCollam’s Bar, Cushendall.
A story swap – your chance to share a story or poem or song

Storytelling and Music Concert 8 30 – 10 30pm
Venue: CushendallGolf Club
Storytelling and music concert featuring internationally known singer songwriter Tommy Sands. Hosted by local singer and storyteller, Feargal Lynn.
£6 at the door


Glenariffe Forest Story Walk –11am- 12 30pm

In partnership with the local Walk the Glens Group our very popular story walk will start from Laragh Lodge.Stories will be told around the waterfall walk. The Glens Red Squirrel Group will also host a display for our visitors – FREE

A Feast of Fearsome Tales –1.00 – 2 30 pm
Venue: Laragh Lodge
A Feast of Fearsome Tales – stories, soup and sandwiches.
£6 adults, £3 children at the door

Chills at Kilmore 8 – 10 pm

Venue: Kilmore Country House

An adult evening of chilling tales from Ireland and India with internationally renowned storytellers Liz Weir and Peter Chand. Enjoy ghost stories in a truly atmospheric setting.

£5 at the door

Spooky stories and strange songs 8 30 -10.30 pm

Venue: Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

An evening of music and stories with Feargal Lynn, Karen Edwards and Eamonn Keenan – FREE