Sin and Sleaze at Halloween


October 1988
Issue 9

A festive weekend of staggering proportions is expected to erupt in Dublin city over the Halloween Bank Holiday period (28-31 October). Halloween has become a major party fixture for the population at large and gay people prove no exception.

Gay bars and nightclubs in the capital city have planned all kinds of funny, ghoulish and outrageous events to captivate their customers and ensure the party mood keeps flowing throughout the last, pre- Christmas holiday. The Parliament Inn, Parliament Street; Hooray Henries, Sth. William Street and JJ.'s of Aungier Street (Women only) have all planned fancy dress parties for Saturday 29th October.

For many, the "icing on the cake" comes the following day when the former staff of Flikkers Dance Club (Hirschfeld Centre) host the 6th Annual Halloween Ball. The George and Loft bars at Sth. Gt. George's Street and Dame Lane respectively, will be hosting a Pre-Ball Reception on the night of Sunday 30th October from 8-9 pm. The Ball itself will be held at the Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2. It is expected to attract several hundred women and men in all manner of costume. Full details of the weekend's festivities are contained in this issue.

For events happening outside Dublin readers should contact their local gay group or telephone the switchboard service. See listings inside for numbers.

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