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Un-boo-lievable Dublin and Antrim named as Ireland's spookiest counties

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Dublin is officially the spookiest place in Ireland

Dublin is officially the spookiest place in Ireland

Aldi research came up with some scary results

Aldi research came up with some scary results

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Dublin is officially the spookiest place in Ireland

It’s official…Dublin and Antrim are the spookiest towns in Ireland.

As we prepare for the scariest time of the year Aldi has released some un-boo-lieveable showing exactly what makes the Irish public shake with fear.

The research has revealed that over half of Irish adults (57percent) have a fear of Halloween and more people are afraid of spiders than graveyards!

The banshee tops the poll overall as the most feared Halloween creature with 37 percent of the votes, coming in ahead of zombies and ghosts. Interestingly, witches only received 8% of the votes, so children might want to reconsider their costume if they want to scare their parents this Halloween.

Irish women fear spiders twice as much as men do - while younger people are most afraid of clowns.

The Aldi research also revealed that one in five Irish adults believe in ghosts, while one in ten admit to having a spooky encounter with one.

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Aldi research came up with some scary results

Aldi research came up with some scary results

Aldi research came up with some scary results

Unsurprisingly Dublin was named Ireland’s spookiest county followed by Antrim.

The data was retrieved by careful analysis of the number of haunted sites, abandoned towns, abandoned building and ruins, graveyards, and sunshine hours in each county which resulted in a league table of the spookiest counties in Ireland. Coming in at the bottom as the least scary were Leitrim and Longford.

Speaking about the research, Aldi’s Group Buying Director, John Curtin, commented; “We wanted to create some fun, family-friendly conversations around fears this Halloween and the findings from our research certainly threw up a few conversation starters. We’d love for kids to challenge their parents to Face their Fears, in a fun and safe way this Halloween – maybe it’s to decorate the house with spiders or come face to face with a creepy clown – either way, our exciting Halloween range can cater for all.”

So, this Halloween take a trip down the middle aisle and see how many fears you can face. Aldi has 148 stores nationwide and stocks everything from cool costumes to creepy decorations.

For more information, log on to www.aldi.ie.

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