Thousands celebrate Halloween at the OASIS Plaza

Omagh fireworks

Published: 1st November 2016

Thousands of revellers turned out for the ‘Halloween Party on the Plaza’ at Omagh’s OASIS Plaza on October 31.

The event, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, included a programme of fang-tastic entertainment featuring spooktacular street entertainers, fire jugglers, Tom Sweeney, a mystifying Halloween vortex tunnel and a fancy dress party. The McLaughlin family from Trillick scooped the prize for best family fancy dress, winning children’s light up toys and a family ticket to Tom Sweeney’s Christmas Cracker performance in the Strule Arts Centre on Saturday 10 December. A spectacular pyrotechnics fireworks display, launched from the roof top of the Strule Arts Centre, brought the event to a sensational close.

Speaking at the ‘Halloween Party on the Plaza’ event, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

” I am delighted to see that the Halloween event has once again attracted such a large crowd to the OASIS Plaza with every vantage point both on the Plaza and Drumragh Avenue being taken. It is also of great benefit to have such a wonderful spacious venue here in the centre of town from which to view the spectacular pyrotechnics show.”
Councillor Garrity 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 Party on the Plaza’ 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 29 and 30, while a Halloween at Enniskillen Castle event and the annual Halloween Fireworks Festival were both held in Enniskillen on 31 October.

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