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Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31st of October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.

The Scoilnet Halloween themepage is one of the most exciting themepages full of bat facts, slime and Halloween traditions. We also have a wonderful Halloween lesson that has been added to the site this year by Britannica School, which you can check out below.

Britannica Schools


Former primary school teacher, Ger O'Donovan, has shared a host of activities for learning the words around Oíche Shamhna.


Maisiúchán deas le haghaidh Oíche Shamhna.

Oíche Shamhna

Scoilnets' Oíche Shamhna themepage features resources to help you celebrate Halloween in your Irish class.

SESE History Resources

Halloween Traditions

Activity for pupils to discuss, identify and record traditions associated with Halloween in Ireland.

Halloween Origin

Learn about the origins of Halloween with this special resource featuring information and questions.

Halloween Archives

A collection of video clips from the RTÉ archives documenting how Halloween was celebrated in Ireland in the past.

SESE Science


Learn about bats with Bat Conservation Ireland and use their impressive worksheets and bat facts with your class.


A fun and easy experiment that looks at how to create slime. Available in Irish and English.

The Skeleton

Learn all about the human skeleton while making spooky Halloweeen decorations for your classroom.


Halloween Headlines

Provide the setting for a problem without the actual problem using this Headline Story task by PDST.

Pumpkin Maths

Pupils count the number of triangles on the picture of the pumpkin.

A Witch's Brew

Imagine a witch cast a spell over you and you had to use your mathematical abilities to break the spell.

Threads - Building on the Dúchas Collection

Read Irish folklore stories about Halloween from the 1930's Dú project. Assign your class a project to collect stories from their locality on Halloween customs & traditions both past & present. Students can create and store their project online using website.

A collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s. Access here.

An online space for schools to store and share their student’s oral history projects. Access here.

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