This is a festival of 4 nights of Deadly Adventures
Inspired by the heritage of Dublin-born Gothic author Bram Stoker and his notorious novel Dracula, Dublin city will get gloriously gothic this October. 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.
In this festival, like in previous years, there will be a devilish mixture of family fun, adventurous arts, major installations, literature, drama and the unexpected, this festival has plenty to suit thrill seekers of all ages.