Sara Keating: Irish festivals make no bones about dark side of Samhain

In the birthplace of Halloween, our cultural calendar draws thrill-seeking lovers of the darker arts, as well as providing a festival of light

Galway theatre troupe Macnas revive their public parade this year after a four-year hiatus, taking the Eastern European legend of La Loba as the theme for this year’s theatrical promenade. Picture: Emilija Jefremova