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# bram stoker

Last year
2022
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you Bram Stoker's Dracula?
You vant to take this quiz.
# Culture
Sink your teeth into the landmarks of Bram Stoker's Dublin
Explore the places that shaped the Dracula author in his hometown of Dublin.
All time
# secret society
Step inside the headquarters of Ireland's Freemasons
It’s one of the most unique buildings in Dublin.
# dracula
From mummified bodies to a civil service desk job, this was Bram Stoker's Dublin
We explored the connections the author of Dracula has to Ireland’s capital.
# whitby
How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger
A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.
# follow the weirder
Upside-down world of Macnas to take over Dublin this evening
Spectators will get closer than ever to the spooktacular street performance in special twilight parade.
# history of halloween
'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.
# snakes alive
Spooky card tricks and scary snakes: what's your Halloween party turn?
Irish performance artists Grim Squeaker and Kitty Le Roux share theirs with us.
# netflix and kill
From the vaults to the resurrections: Best horror movies to watch this Halloween
Please don’t make us watch alone.
# freaky fests
8 family festivals to hit up this Halloween
Fiercesome (mostly) free fun.
# bram stoker
The painless man and reptile queen: Meet one of Ireland's more unusual power couples
Kitty le Roux and Grim Squeaker are part of Bleedin’ Deadly, and plan to give you a bit of a scare this Halloween.
Voices
The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror
Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.
# crowdfunding
Ireland's oldest library needs help to fix famous books, including one by Isaac Newton from 1686
Marsh’s is an Enlightenment-era library, and has thousands of books that need some form of conservation work.
# i vant to suck your blood
Dracula's legacy: How the 'Irish-born' vampire kicked off horror films
Dracula is the most enduring horror character – but why do we love him so much?
# Name Game
Drumroll please: And the new bridge in Dublin city will be called…
The decision on the name of the Marlborough Street bridge was made by councillors at a meeting of Dublin City Council tonight.
# Name Game
17 become 10: Here are the possible names for Dublin's new bridge
Tony Gregory, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift are among the names dropped from the remaining options.
# Halloween
6 ways Ireland is seriously spooky
Frightening placenames, cholera epidemics that inspired Bram Stoker, and featuring in episodes of Murder She wrote…