Dublin North East Inner City


Ballybough – North Strand
Sean MacDermott Street – Summerhill
Sheriff Street – North Wall

A Week of Bloody Good Fun!

The Big Scream Festival will be launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring on Monday, 22nd October at 12.30pm when he unveils a plaque and mural to Bram Stoker on Buckingham Street.  All welcome.

Events will take place every day, all week, until the big finale on 31st October. That evening, our Halloween Spooktacular on Killarney Street and Sean MacDermott Street will feature rides, live music, gaming bus, loads of prizes, fairground attractions, horse & carriage rides, Gymboree, Dracula wedding, face painting – and two Haunted Houses.

Come dressed as a vampire – or anything scary you like.

And remember,  IT’S ALL FREE!

Bram Stoker Was Here

Long before Vampires wore designer gear and looked like Hollywood movie stars, a young lad called Bram Stoker lived on Buckingham Street with his family.

Back then in the mid-1800s, Dublin’s North East Inner City was steeped in dark folklore and sinister events. These all inspired Stoker’s imagination and he later wrote the first ever vampire book, Dracula. 

In celebration of our famous resident, the theme of this year’s festival is…



Our young people are already getting into the Halloween spirit! Kids of all ages are making festival props and decorations in creative workshops.  

Check them out!

The Big Scream


Can you spare an hour to help at one of the many events in your community?

The Big Scream

email: info@bigscream.ie | tel: 087 2245414