Dress like a zombie, walk like a zombie, act like a zombie!
Thrillkenny Zombie Walk
About the Zombie Walk
Join hordes of rotting revellers for the Kilkenny Zombie Walk. It will be starting at 2pm from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. We will make our way down Johns Street to the parade where we will make our way up High Street. We will take a slight detour into Market Cross before making our way down Kierans Street where the walk will finish. We plan to arrive at Market Cross for 2:30pm and we will be gathering for some zombie antics and a group photo. There will also be a Zombie Selfie Competition with the onlookers and prizes from the Market Cross. After Market Cross we will make our way up Kierans street and onto the Parade and the Savour Kilkenny festival where we will finish at the Conker Festival in the Castle Gardens.
Zombie Walk Rules & Tips
We really do not wish to be kill joys but there are some key things you need to know for the day to keep yourself and everyone else safe, having fun and to ensure the event becomes annual.
1. No attacking bystanders
Yes, they have fleshy parts and tasty brains, but not everyone has the same enthusiasm for zombies. Respect everyone so keep your hands to yourself.
2. No walking out onto the street or traffic
You are not undead… You are only acting. Please stay safe. Walking out into traffic could get you hurt, or cause an accident and get someone else hurt – play dead, don’t be dead
Use designated open areas, Footpaths and obey the traffic signs. Follow the lead and instructions of our volunteers who will be wearing high vis’s.
3. Don’t bring real or real-looking weapons
Someone legally blind should be able to tell your weapon (knives, axe, gun etc) is fake. Honestly, we think even toy guns are probably a bad idea at a Zombie Walk, but if you must… Absolutely no replica weapons, the word replica implies “like the real thing.”
4. No part of your costume should squirt any liquid
Whilst we like this idea and admit it sounds like fun, please don’t do it. Not everyone in the walk will want to be saturated in blood. Plus we don’t want to make an excessive amount of mess at the locations of the Zombie Walk.
5. No profanities
This is a family-friendly event. We will also most likely walk by many children during the walk, no need to warp their minds any further than we already are by parading around as zombies. Keep it in character.
6. Walk like a zombie
The Zombie Walk is not a speed-walking event. Zombies shuffle, limp, lurch, crawl, slither etc. Imagine more of a Romero zombie, not one of these new-fandangled “running” zombies.
7. Stay in character
Zombies do not have the motor or cognitive abilities to operate a camera or cell phone. We will be taking tons of photos of the event and shooting video. All of this will be shared on the website. There will be time before the walk and at the end of the walk to take photos and/or videos. And zombies don’t have conversations, smile, or text their friends. They’re dead, they’re all messed up… do you hear what we’re saying here?
8. Stay on public property
Do not go into stores or other private properties. Remain in open public areas or on the footpath.
9. Have fun!
Come up with a theme and seize the day! Clearly, the only purpose of a Zombie Walk is to have fun and raise money… so don’t miss the point by causing or getting caught up in drama. Make a day that you will remember and laugh about for decades!