Annual Thurles Halloween festival launched

New initiative planned for Thurles Halloween festival.

New initiative planned for Thurles Halloween festival.

The eight day festival will take place from Friday 24th October to Friday 31st October in various venues around the Cathedral Town.

This festival has proven 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, children’s workshops, classical music concerts, live music, family shows, street theatre, art exhibitions, comedy, poetry readings, film, talks, food and craft market, and the usual spectacular Fireworks display on Halloween night at Thurles Rugby club grounds.

New this year will be a Scarecrow trail in Thurles which will be a spectacular event for all to enjoy.

“ 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. We have also come up with the idea of a special Thurles Sportsperson of the year award in conjunction with the festival and we will be launching this next week via Facebook,” Cllr Ryan said.

Cllr David Doran Secretary of the organising committee stated 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.