Turas is excited to announce our 3rd annual Spooky Trail event!
Join us for some outdoor spooky Halloween fun for all the family in St. Helena’s Park on Sunday, 29th October. This Spooktacular soirée is organised by Turas and our scarily creative team of volunteers!
The tricks and treats get underway from 1pm – 3pm and will take place on a park trail, with a ghostly stroll through several spooky zones. Children will join in Halloween games and fun as they make their way around. Beware of the ghosts, ghouls and goblins along the way!
All those taking part will find themselves transported to a haunted realm with a host of creepy characters to encounter. There will be Halloween games, music, dancing, storytelling, a costume competition, fang-tastic treats, and much, much more!
Along with the spiritual traditions of All Hallows’ Eve, this season is also a time of harvest and community. A ‘gratitude tree’ will be located in the park to give both children and adults an opportunity to count their blessings while also learning a little about the work of Turas as a community organisation in Dundalk supporting people with addiction.
Registration costs €20 per family + booking fee (all proceeds to Turas). Limited tickets available and we’ve had 2 sell-out years, so best not to get a huge fright and get yours while you can!
Welcome to Turas!
We are a Dundalk-based registered not-for-profit providing a range of free, confidential supports to people at all stages of addiction.
We understand how difficult it can be to acknowledge the impact an addiction can have on your life so we aim to create a warm, trustful and non-judgemental environment where you can feel safe, understood and listened to.
Words from our clients:
“Simply put, I would not be living the life I am without the help Turas have given me. The support and help from the staff have enabled me to stop drinking and live an alcohol- free life to the full.” – Jacinta
“I’d really lost myself, my joy, my identity to a certain degree and was using alcohol as a coping method to deal with all the stress in my life.
The counsellors are so kind, and when you are at your lowest kindness means so much. No judgement, listening without prejudice (to quote George Michael!), teaching me coping skills, I truly am indebted to all of them.
They are the most wonderful people doing a job that changes lives. Mine has changed so much and for that I am so grateful.” – Helen
“I couldn’t have don’t this myself and I couldn’t have stayed sober without the support and tools that I learned. I’m tearful today as I’ve just finished my last appointment with Patricia but I am also reassured. I know that I now have a strong foundation for recovery.” – Jason
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