Halloween House

EXHIBITION : HALLOWEEN

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Every Halloween a family home is transformed into a place for ghouls, ghosts and monsters by the owner.

  • Title
    Halloween House
  • 1st Broadcast
    31/10/2007
  • Contributor
    Paul O Flynn (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Nationwide
  • Clip title
    Halloween House
  • Extended description

    A report from the series 'Nationwide'. Reporter Paul O'Flynn visits Killiney, County Dublin where Ken Carraher decorates his family house every Halloween. He starts shopping for items after Christmas and spends a lot of money on fake cobwebs, smoke machines, batteries and sweets.

    His neighbours Brid and Ronan Gammell think the Halloween house is great. Ken's daughter Aoife Carraher helps her father each year to decorate.

    Mummies, monsters, gravestones and ghouls adorn the house. They have now started collecting donations for charity.

  • Information

    'Nationwide' is an early evening magazine programme that brings Irish viewers an eclectic round-up of news, views and events from around the country.

    The origins of Halloween are found in Ireland and Scotland. Children traditionally dress up and look for fruit and sweets from local houses. There are a variety of traditional games played at Halloween such as ducking for apples in a basin of water.

  • Local keywords
    Halloween house, Ken Carraher, Brid Gammell, Aoife Carraher, Mummies, Coffins, Halloween
  • Geographical coverage
    Killiney, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2007
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    PXD3/02971
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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