‘Otherworld’ - Ballymun Halloween Festival 2011

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On Monday 31st October at 7 p.m. the Lord Mayor, Andrew Montague, will launch the Otherworld Ballymun Halloween Festival at the Ballymun plaza. Since its launch in 1999 this exciting festival has become Dublin’s biggest Halloween event, last year attracting 5,000 visitors.

The Lord Mayor says “Enjoying the Halloween festivities in a safe environment is what this event is all about. It’s great to see so many people here this evening at Dublin’s biggest Halloween celebration. I wish you all an enjoyable evening”.

This year the festival will present entertainment in twelve separate spaces within the festival village to suit all ages and tastes.

The Festival opens with a parade that makes its way through the streets of Ballymun and concludes with Dublin’s biggest Halloween fireworks display.

A number of art projects and workshops have been organised in the local schools and youth groups in the run up to the festival and all this work, including 800 decorated skulls will be on display on the night.

Highlights include the Dublin Bus Ghost Bus, Gerbola Circus, Dublin City Folk and the Hip Hop House. The festival will host Mun TV again this year and will be streamed live at www.anlar.tv

ENDS

Notes to the Editor

Opening times

The Festival Parade starts at Burren Court, Dane Road, Poppintree at 5:20pm to arrive at the Central Civic Plaza, Ballymun at 6pm. Gates open from 6pm to 9pm. Fire works at 8:45pm.

Organisation

The event is organised by the Ballymun Festival Steering Committee, an inter agency group with representation from Dublin City Council, axis, Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Poppintree Youth Project, Ballymun Women’s Resource Centre and representatives from the community of Ballymun.

Funding

The event is funded by Dublin City Council, Ballymun Regeneration Ltd, Poppintree Youth Project and R.A.P.I.D

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