Thousands celebrate Halloween at OASIS Plaza

Halloween Comes to Town was held in Omagh on 31 October 2015

Published: 3rd November 2015

Image credit: Tony Moore Fine Art Photography

Thousands of revellers turned out for the ‘Halloween Comes to Town’ event at Omagh’s OASIS Plaza on October 31.

Organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, the Halloween festivities took place in Omagh town centre for the first time in the event’s history.

Approximately 8,000 people attended the event, which included spooktacular street entertainment, fire performers, creepy characters and performances by Dramatise Youth Theatre, Music Matters, Pom Pom Panthers, Tom Sweeney and Trillick mummers from 6.00 pm. The event was compered by Stuart Gibson and Orlágh Devine.

Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Paul Robinson, then led the countdown to the launch of the spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks and light display from the roof top of Strule Arts Centre at 7.30 pm.

Speaking at the event, Councillor Robinson expressed his delight that the ‘Halloween Comes to Town’ event was hosted this year in the heart of Omagh at the new £4.3 million OASIS Plaza.

“While the ‘Halloween Comes to Town’ event has been a staple part of the legacy Council’s event calendar for many years, it never really had a venue which it could return year on year,” said Councillor Robinson.

“This is the first major Council-run event to take place at the OASIS Plaza which is a wonderful and spacious venue in the centre of town. It also offers an ideal vantage point to see the fireworks and light show,” he added.

Councillor Robinson also thanked all those involved in the organisation of the event and on ensuring that the event was safe and enjoyable for everyone in attendance.

The ‘Halloween Comes to Town’ event 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 October 30 and 31 while the annual Fermanagh Fireworks Festival was held in Enniskillen on Halloween night.

 

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