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Thurles Halloween Festival launched

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Thurles Halloween Festival launched

There's fun for all the family at this year's Halloween Festival

The 9th annual Thurles Halloween Arts Festival was officially launched this week with the organisers promising a much bigger and better event this year.

The six day festival will take place from Wednesday 26th October to Monday 31st October in various venues around the Cathedral Town

This festival has proved to be a hugely popular event down through the years and organisers are hoping that people from all over Tipperary will once again come and enjoy everything that will be on offer.

Events taking place this year will include drama, live music, storytelling, culture night, fire shows, dance, film, family shows, street theatre, childrens and adult workshops, Scarecrow Trail, Haunted Train, art exhibitions, and the usual spectacular fireworks display on Halloween night at Thurles Rugby club grounds.

“ We are really thrilled that we are once again hosting this festival and extremely proud that we have managed to secure so many events that we hope will bring visitors to Thurles from all over Ireland,” states Chairman of the organising committee Cllr Jim Ryan.

“Our committee have put in a massive effort this year despite cutbacks in funding to produce a great programme of events that has something for everyone.”

Cllr David Doran Secretary of the organising committee said that all members of the committee have been very busy over the last number of months in putting everything together and are grateful to Thurles Rugby Club for once again allowing the fireworks display to take place on their grounds which is an ideal venue for this type of event due to its size and location.

As part of this years festival the organising committee will once again be hosting The Ghost Train Experience and committee Treasurer Pat Dunican is encouraging people to come early as the event was a sell out last year.

For more details follow the Facebook page of the festival or its website at www.thurleshalloweenfestival.com or contact PRO Ellen Dunican on 087 4103240

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