Spectacular fireworks display marks Halloween in Enniskillen

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Published: 1st November 2016

Image Credit: Val Robus

Thousands of people turned out for the spectacular Halloween Fireworks Festival on 31 October 2016 in Enniskillen.

The event, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council with assistance from a group of volunteer teenagers from the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown, saw a breath-taking fireworks display, launched from Castle Island on the River Erne, illuminate the night sky over Ireland’s only island town.

Vice Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Bert Wilson, led the countdown to the launch of the fireworks display at 8 pm.

Speaking at the event, Councillor Wilson welcomed all those attending the Halloween Fireworks Festival. He 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 ensured the event was safe and enjoyable for all.

Many of those attending the event arrived in fancy dress, adding to the atmosphere of the overall event. 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. Blooming Lovely was awarded first prize while The Jolly Sandwich Bar and Fermanagh Cottage Industries finished second and third respectively in the competition.

“I would like to commend our prizewinners and the many other businesses which took part in this year’s window display competition,” Councillor Wilson 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 Halloween Fireworks Festival and window dressing competition was just one part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s programme of Halloween events across the district. Other events included a Halloween Spooktacular at the Marble Arch Caves on 29 and 30 October, and a Halloween at Enniskillen Castle event and a Halloween ‘Party on the Plaza’ event in Omagh, both of which took place on 31 October.

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