When coming to Ireland, there was little that I knew about the country. As October rolls near you begin to notice how popular Halloween is around this area. Letterkenny is only 20 minutes from Derry and is known to having the largest Halloween Parade in the world! Halloween originated in Ireland, so it is only right that they begin to celebrate weeks before the 31st with endless fairs, parades, tours, and attractions. We were able to all dress up for the night and catch the end of the parade as well as some fireworks that lit up the night sky. The streets were flooded with nearly every person in a costume and in full spirit. Some people invest a lot of time and money to have the perfect costume for this special night!
Between the 31st and the next day. We spent time exploring the cobbled streets and rich history within Derry. Walked along the historic walls surrounding the city. We were even lucky enough to have a sunny day with little to no rain! (highly uncommon) We went across the Peace Bridge which was built to symbolize the unity within the community after many years of dispute. It was a great unplanned trip that was made this year’s Halloween one to remember.