Dublin City Council Announces Community-Friendly Halloween Programme

#DubSafeHalloween.

A spectacular firework display over the Plunkett Tower, the last remaining tower block in Ballymun, is among the highlights of Dublin City Council’s programme of family friendly community events this Halloween. A full list of Halloween events in Dublin is available at dublincity.ie/halloween-dublin

The council has worked closely with local communities all over the city to organise the programme and Ballymun, Finglas, Inchicore and Ringsend are just some of the communities hosting ‘spooktacular’ events this year. All events are free and provide a perfect environment to celebrate Halloween safely in the community.

Highlights on 31st October include

Ballymun Otherworld Festival – starts 5.30pm. Festival village in Ballymun Plaza and fireworks display at 8.45pm
Finglas Fright Night- Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, 6-9pm with Halloween parade, family entertainment and fireworks display
East Wall – A Halloween parade arrives at East Wall Recreation Centre at 7.15pm followed by a magical ‘Hocus Pocus’ dance performance

Dublin City Council reminds people that all bonfires are illegal and asks everyone not to support them. Bonfires pose a significant health and safety risk and can lead to serious injury. Information on how to report stockpiling is on dublincity.ie/halloween-dublin

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said “Dublin City Council’s Halloween Festivals provide a safe environment for communities to celebrate Halloween. In recent years attendance at these festivals has increased with a decrease in the number of issues the emergency services have had to respond to. People are listening to our safety message and I remind them that they can report stockpiling of bonfire material between now and 31st October. Most of all I encourage everybody to enjoy Halloween safely.”
Please use our hashtag  #DubSafeHalloween on all Halloween social media content.

ENDS

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