No venue, so Nightmare Realm not running in Cork this year

No venue, so Nightmare Realm not running in Cork this year
After seven years the Nightmare Realm will not be running in Cork this year due to the lack of an appropriate venue.

FANS of a good scare will be disappointed to hear that The Nightmare Realm will not be running in Cork this October.

The scare experience, which has been operating in Cork since 2011, was unable to source a location for the event this year but hopes to be back next year.

A spokesperson for The Nightmare Realm said they are currently working with the council to find a venue in the city centre and the hope is to find a permanent location where they can put on different events throughout the year.

Speaking to the Evening Echo, Karl O’Connor, Director of The Nightmare Realm, said: “After seven years in Cork, unfortunately, we have been unable to find a suitable venue for 2018.

“We are heartbroken not to be there this year, as we feel Cork is our spiritual home, and it was the people here who made the event what it is. We have had so much fun over the years doing what we do, making new friends, and building a haunt family of amazing supporters.”

Nightmare Realm organiser Karl O'Connor said Cork was the spiritual home for the attraction.
Nightmare Realm organiser Karl O'Connor said Cork was the spiritual home for the attraction.

Mr O’Connor did say The Nightmare Realm was still going ahead in Dublin and they would be organising ‘Nightmare Coaches’ for anyone who wanted to take a road trip up to Dublin for a horror-field evening. 

“The Nightmare Realm is still going ahead in The RDS Dublin for the month of October and we’re going to put on some Nightmare Coaches if any of our die-hard fans want to go on a road trip.

The Nightmare Coach is €30 on Thursday, October 18 and €35 on Saturday, October 20. The price includes a return bus transfer, a horror movie on board, a meet and greet with one of the creatures and a fast pass ticket.

The previous home of The Nightmare Realm is now being turned into the Navigation Square office block in the city centre.

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