Fright Night | Kinnitty Castle – Offline Film Festival

Fright Night | Kinnitty Castle

Friday 13th Fright Night!


Kinnitty Castle
Friday 13 October | From 7pm

** SOLD OUT **

If you’d like to be added to the Waiting List, please call our Box Office at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on (057) 91 22911. Open Monday-Friday, 1pm-5pm.

** Ticket includes bus ticket, finger food & a drink at Giltraps and entry to screening!

Join us if you dare on Friday the 13th in October.

This spook-tacular and acclaimed event has SOLD OUT each year to date. Limited capacity so early booking advised! 

Our festival bus departs Emmet Square at 7pm for a prosecco and finger food reception at 7.15pm at Giltraps Pub in Kinnitty at the foot of the Slieve Blooms.

Once fed and watered, we depart for the historical Kinnitty Castle for a selection of terror-ific short films, specially curated for this spook-tacular event!

The event starts at Kinnitty Castle at 8.30pm.

Shorts screening include:

All Alone Here

Callum Patrick O'Brien

After hearing about her dramatic break-up, Lia decides to visit her reclusive sister Ciara at their old family farmhouse, where they discover the dark truth about the wicked ‘faerie’ tales they were told as children.

Family Night

Alan Dunne

An offbeat short horror film set in the winter of 1995, A pre divorce era Dublin, Ireland. It tells the story of a family forced to take part in a family night by their extremely strict father. Throughout the night, tensions build as they are forced to have dinner together, sing songs, play charades and watch a movie, all while trying to keep their father (Eoin Quinn) pleased. However, not all is as it seems in the household.

Bean Feasa

Daniel Butler

The skeptical daughter of a traditional healer has her certainties challenged when she encounters one of ‘the Good People’. Bean Feasa is an Irish-language supernatural drama inspired by Donegal folktales and filmed on location in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

Demon Box

Seán Wainsteim

After festival rejections, a director revises his intensely personal short film about trauma, suicide, and the Holocaust, and transforms it into a painful, blunt and funny dissection of the film and his life. Ten years in the making.

*Please be advised that this film deals with themes of trauma and suicide.


Olivier Labonté LeMoyne

An ordinary young couple find an isolated place to park their car and love each other away from prying eyes. At least that’s what they believe… Deep in the forest, their intimacy will be the scene of an unsettling encounter between sensuality and horror.


Diarmuid Donohoe

1950’s Ireland. Moira and her boyfriend Eamonn spend their glorious last Sunday at the lake. They are on the eve of leaving their small town lives for something bigger. A new life together in the city. Moira’s parents, staunchly religious and conservative to the bone, disapprove of Moira’s carefree attitude and ambitions. “She’s a handful”, her father decides. “She’s lost her bloody mind”. With that, and a mere doctor’s signature, Moira is committed to a mental hospital. The conditions of the hospital are inhumane. It’s a hellish nightmare.


Sinéad O'Loughlin

An ordinary day takes a sinister turn for a woman and her child when a stranger walks into their isolated rural home.

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