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Otherworld Halloween Festival

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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Otherworld Flash Mob!

Schools across Ballymun will be getting their dancing shoes on and doing the Zombie Shuffle on Friday the 27th of October at 11am. Nowhere is safe as our Flash Mob dancers will be popping up in classrooms, school halls, gyms, yards and maybe even staff rooms!

Let’s show the world Ballymun knows how to do Halloween properly – and knows how to dance!

And let’s get all of the schools across Ballymun working together to create one huge flash mob happening right across the community!

So watch out you never know where the dance might kick off and if you want to learn the dance routine yourself then simply follow our online tutorial!

You can watch it at the axis Youtube channel or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bOJrf_cjw&feature=youtu.be

To take part simply email axisbally@gmail.com or ciaran.mahony@dublincity.ie

Otherworld Pumpkin Decorating Competition

Do you think you have what it takes to carve the best Pumpkin in Ballymun?

Do you have mad Pumpkin-decorating Skillz?

Well now is the time to prove yourself with the Otherworld Pumpkin Decorating Competition.

The 1st place winner of the competition will be awarded a €50 Smyths voucher!

Two runners up will win €10 Smyths vouchers each!


  • Open to children aged between 3-13 years old.
  • Pumpkins cannot be returned.
  • Entrees must cover the cost of their own pumpkin.
  • Please do not include a candle or real flame in your pumpkin.
  • Winner will be announced on Halloween
  • Prize must be collected by November 8th
  • Pumpkins must be dropped at Muck & Magic Community Gardens, Coultry Gardens (beside old St Pappin’s Church).
  • Pumpkins can only be dropped off at certain times when the garden is manned: Monday October 25th between 2-4pm and Wednesday October 27th between 12-1pm


Story-telling at Muck & Magic Community Gardens

Kids from local schools will be pulling on their wellies and getting down to Muck & Magic Community Gardens – but they won’t be digging for veg, they’ll be digging for stories!

There is plenty of adventure to be found among the leaves and blossoms of Muck & Magic which lies right in the heart of Ballymun. Who knows what lies behind the trees, lurks in the compost heap or what is hidden in the greenhouse…

This is a spooky and fun Halloween outing for local schools!


Crash Test Caint @ Otherworld – Free!


Wednesday 18th @ 6:30pm

Axis Café

All welcome, regardless of experience speaking Irish.


We all know the Irish invented Halloween.

But do we all know the Irish word for Halloween?

Irish is an important part of Ballymun and now it’s an important part of Otherworld too!

Lets gather together in the axis café over a cup of tea and get back to our roots with story-telling, music and Halloween chats – as Gaeilge and as Béarla!


Hear from local people and artists, have píosa craic and learn something new!


It doesn’t matter if you’ve never said a word of Irish before, if you only have your cúpla focal or if you’re completely líofa! Everyone is welcome!


#Gaeilge@Otherworld #NoGaeilgeNoProblem


October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am
October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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DCC Community Section Ballymun
222 5610
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