Line up of fang-tastic Halloween entertainment across district

Halloween events take place in Enniskillen, Omagh and at the Marble Arch Caves this Halloween

Published: 26th October 2015

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has lined up a spooktacular Halloween with a number of events taking place across the district this weekend.

On Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October the spectacular Marble Arch Caves will be transformed into a spooky underworld of Halloween surprises and family fun.  Enter the underground Marble Arch Caves, if you dare, for a spine-chilling, nail-biting  Marble Arch Caves experience.  With the ghost of cave explorer, Edouard Martel, the Wheathill Witch, Murray the Moses Walk Monster and their spooky companions making appearances along the way, this hair-raising ‘Hallowe’en Spooktacular’ cave tour is one not to be missed!

The ‘Hallowe’en Spooktacular’ is a special event, suitable for adults and children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Weather dependent, tours will take place from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm throughout Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October 2015 and normal admission charges apply. Booking is essential and can be made by telephoning the Marble Arch Caves Visitor’s Centre on 028 6634 8855.

In Omagh, the OASIS Plaza will host the ‘Halloween Comes to Town’ event on October 31 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. The event will feature a programme of themed street entertainers, fire jugglers, creepy characters and local entertainment.

A spectacular pyrotechnics fireworks display will then be launched from Strule Arts Centre roof top at 7.30 pm with a designated viewing area at the OASIS Plaza. Admission to the event is free.

In Enniskillen, Fermanagh Fireworks Festival will also take place on Halloween night.

The spectacular fireworks display will be launched from Castle Island on the River Erne at 8.00 pm, lighting up the night sky over Ireland’s only island town. A designated viewing area will be available at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum.  Spectators, young and old, are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit and arrive for the fireworks display in fancy dress. Admission to the event is free.

A large number of Enniskillen traders have also entered into the Halloween spirit by dressing their windows with spooktacular displays, for the annual ‘Best Dressed Window’ competition, which is also organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.  Judging for the ‘Best Dressed Window’ takes place on Saturday 24 and Thursday 29 October 2015, with an attractive silver cup presented to the winner and prizes for the runner-up and third place.

Those attending any of the Council organised events are advised to follow all safety advice, notices and instructions from the PSNI or event stewards.

The Council’s Environmental Health service has also issued a reminder to people wishing to hold a private fireworks display that they must apply for an appropriate licence; that fireworks should only be bought from licensed fireworks retailers and that adults should always follow the Fireworks Code when handling fireworks to reduce the risk of personal injury. Further information on fireworks safety is available at www.nidirect.gov.uk/fireworks or by telephoning the Council’s Environmental Health service on 0300 303 1777.

For further information on the Council’s programme of Halloween activities visit the relevant page on the Council’s website or telephone 0300 303 1777.

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