where outside of cork are you sharon?? any estate near you is probably your best bet. depending on where you are you might be able to get a better reply from people
An estate in this country is typically a group of houses - usually built in fairly large quantities by the same developer.
Estates are perfect for trick or treaters as you can easily and quickly navigate from one house to the next, thus maximising your goody collection. I should know, I live in one. Halloween is a busy night for us.
I am not sure what is done in rural areas with few houses in the vicinity during Halloween. Possibly close neighbours visit each others houses for small personal parties.
Kinsale town is a very nice one, but would not be great for trick or treating, however, there may be events going on there on the night in question. I do know Kinsale already has a very good 'Ghost walk', so this may be expanded upon for kids during Halloween. I'll find out for you and get back.
Depending on the age of the child you could dress up and take him/her on this
Contact info on that webpage
Honestly Sharon I would give it a miss if I were you, your little one is only 2 so she's unlikely to miss it too much. In our area we are inundated with trick or treaters but people don't really like to see random strangers from another area just arriving in and going around. The exception of course are friends and family in the company of local children. People tend to stick to their own areas in general and as already mentioned in your other post on the subject, they don't call to houses that don't have any Halloween decorations up.
Check out the local library near where you are staying and see if they have some age appropriate arts and crafts or storytelling on for Halloween.
Thank you. She will be almost 3 by then and has strong memories of last year's trick or treating. Which meant about three neighbors houses. We do not care about the treats, just making the memory for her since she is missing it at home this yr.
I'm with dubfam on this, a few local children are welcome (with or without Mum), but not everyone goes along with it. Ideally you should know the neighbourhood and who you are visitng.
Trick or treating is an American import this side of the Atlantic. Many people regard it as a nuisance.
There are several European festivals around this time including Bonfire Night on November 5th (I would be interested to know if the Irish celebrate this), Toussaint in France (All Saints Day elsewhere)... and some local ones like Mischief Night in Yorkshire on November 4th
My sister's village takes an organised approach and hands out a picture of a pumpkin to every household. If you are willing to be visited then you put the picture in your window. Houses without pictures are not visited.Edited: 18 September 2013, 07:03
Thank you everybody. It all makes sense and sounds pretty similar to here. We also frown upon outsiders driving to the neighborhood and parking their cars to walk around. Of course, you never really know which kids are locals due to the costumes and being unable to recognize people. We will just wear her costume during the day and hopefully find an activity or two. We will skip trick or treating.