Enjoy Halloween safely with Dublin City Councils exciting events programme

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Dublin City Council is delighted to announce a variety of events taking place around Halloween 2011. The Council encourages young people to take part in organised events this Halloween with something for all age groups. All events are free and everyone is invited to take part in fun, frolics and frights in a safe managed environment.

Lord Mayor Andrew Montague says “The free family events organised offer communities an opportunity to take part in traditional Halloween fun in a safe environment. There are events taking place all over the City and I would encourage people to take part and ensure that Halloween is an enjoyable experience for everyone.”


Some of the highlights include:

Finglas Fright Night Halloween Festival takes place on 31st Oct. from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road. Join the Zombie Parade from the Barry Shops in Finglas at 5.30 p.m.

Ballymun Otherworld Halloween Festival 2011- this exciting family event takes place once again on 31st October at 5.30 p.m. with a parade from Burren Court in Poppintree down to the festival village on the Civic Plaza. Lots of acts will provide entertainment suitable for all ages. The evening will end with a fireworks display. For further information see www.otherworldfestival.com

Darndale – There will be a Firework Display in Darndale Park starting at 6.00 p.m. on 31st October.

Kilbarrack – A Halloween fancy dress party for children organised by Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme and supported by Dublin City Council  takes place on 31st October from 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. in Scoil Eoin, Greendale Road, Kilbarrack. There will be a fireworks display at Roseglen Football Pitch at 7.00 p.m.

Donaghmede – There will be a fireworks display organised by Donaghmede Estate Residents Association and supported by Dublin City Council on 31st October in Donaghmede Park beginning at 7.30 p.m.

Edenmore - A Halloween party for families and children organised by the Safety Association for Edenmore and supported by Dublin City Council will be held on 31st October in St. Monica’s Youth Centre, Tonlegee Road, from 6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. There will be a fancy dress parade from the Youth Centre at 7.30 p.m. to Edenmore Crescent Park where a fireworks display will take place at 8.00 p.m.

Ringsend – Ringsend Halloween Festival organised by the Joint Policing Sub-Committee and Ringsend Park Working Group starts on Friday 28th October and runs for the week to coincide with the mid-term break. The festival is set up with a view to reducing incidents of anti social behaviour in Ringsend Park and surrounding area.  Highlights of this year’s Festival include the Halloween Parade on 31st October starting at 3.30 pm from Irishtown Stadium to Clan na Gael G.A.A. Club. The parade is open to all local Community Groups. The theme for the Parade is &l squo;The Banshee in a Boat’. Special thanks go to the staff and students of Ringsend Technical College who made the Banshee.

Kilmainham/Inchicore Area – On Friday 28th October, Dublin City Council, St. Michael’s Sports Hall and St. Michael’s Family Resource Centre will host a Haunted House Party in St. Michael’s Sports Hall from 4pm-6.30pm. Activities are also taking place in Bluebell Youth and Community Centre on October 31st from 12pm-4pm.

Ballyfermot Area – As part of Dublin Fire Brigade’s Halloween Safety Initiative, pupils from primary schools in Ballyfermot will be given information and education so that Halloween can be made safer for all. These information sessions will be held in the Ballyfermot Civic Centre in the week leading up to Halloween. It is being run in conjunction with the Gardaí, Dublin Bus and the D.S.P.C.A. On 26th October a series of workshops for adults around the gothic horror writer Sheridan Le Fanu will be held culminating with a performance of one of his stories in Canon Troy House. Places are limited and booking is essential. Cherry Orchard will also host a parade and fireworks display again this year on Halloween Night.

A Tale of Terror in the Crypt.  As part of its Great Writing – Great Places series, Dublin City Libraries are hosting Eithne Massey’s Medieval tale of ghosts and witchcraft in Christ Church Cathedral Crypt at 2.30 p.m. on 1st Nov. Admission free. Aimed at children aged 10+. For further information see www.dublincityofliterature.ie

For more information

For a full list of the events see www.dublincity.ie/node/5736