The Samhain Festival occurs at the beginning of November each year in Manorhamilton. The festival is a cross community event celebrating the end of the Summer harvest season in gaelic culture and brings together schools, local communities, street performers, dancers and the visual and performing arts venues in the town. The Leitrim Sculpture Centre provides exhibition and workshop space for the making of arts, costumes, masks and puppets based on the festivals mythological and folkloric traditions. These are then displayed in the festival parade around the town. Modernised versions of the festival continues; as in All Souls Day or the secular Halloween. This year the Chluain Carnival Arts Group are putting a large focus on engaging with the community throughout the whole process through a series of masterclasses and workshops provided accross all areas of the Festival.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.