Spectacular fireworks display marks Halloween in Enniskillen

Fermanagh Fireworks Festival took place in Enniskillen on October 31

Published: 3rd November 2015

Image credit: Val Robus

A spectacular fireworks display lit up Enniskillen’s night sky with thousands of people attending the annual Fermanagh Fireworks Festival on 31 October 2015.

Organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council with assistance from a group of volunteer teenagers from the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown, the breath-taking display, launched from Castle Island, lit the night sky over Ireland’s only island town while creating mesmerising reflections on the River Erne.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, led the countdown to the launch of the fireworks display at 8.00 pm.

Speaking at the event, Councillor O’Reilly, said:

“This is the 15th Annual Halloween Fireworks display, an event which attracts thousands to our island town. This is the first such display organised under the auspices of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and I am confident that this year will build on the work of the legacy Council in ensuring the event to be a great success.”

Councillor O’Reilly went on to thank all those involved in the organisation of the event and paid tribute to the technicians, emergency services and the volunteers who ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for all. He also expressed his appreciation to the hundreds of spectators who arrived early to the event to view the new £1.7 million Castle Basin Promenade, which the Chairman officially opened at the beginning of October, and for their careful observance of Health and Safety requirements.

A large number of Enniskillen traders also entered into the Halloween spirit by dressing their windows with spooktacular displays, for the annual ‘Best Dressed Window’ competition, which was also organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Crab Tree Cottage was awarded first prize while Fermanagh Cottage Industries and Little Wing Pizza finished second and third respectively.

“I would like to commend our prizewinners and the many other businesses which took part in this year’s window display competition,” Councillor O’Reilly said.

“Their Halloween themed displays have contributed significantly towards the creation of a great atmosphere in the town and their efforts are very much appreciated,” he continued.

The Fermanagh Fireworks Festival and window dressing competition was just one part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s programme of Halloween events across the district. A Halloween Spooktacular took place at the Marble Arch Caves on 30 and 31 October while the annual ‘Halloween Comes to Town’ event was held in Omagh on Halloween night.

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