The 7th annual Thurles Hallowen Arts Festival which finished up on Halloween night with a spectacular fireworks display, proved to be on of the best attended festivals since its formation back in 2008.
Chairman of the organising committee, Cllr Jim Ryan states that he was delighted with the way this years event went and also the fantastic and extremely positive feedback that the festival generated.
“I am very proud of my committee and would like to acknowledge the huge effort put in by them in helping run one of the biggest Halloween Festivals in the country.
“I was thrilled by the way our festival grabbed the imagination of so many people in Thurles and was also delighted that so many people from outside of the town and county attended the numerous events that were on offer.
“ The Scarecrow Trail proved a huge success due to its uniqueness and because of the input of the mens shed in Thurles. Numbers were up in all our events and of course our biggest success was our annual fireworks display on Halloween night with over 2000 people attending,” Cllr Ryan told The Tipperary Star this week.
The Independent Councillor continued, “Our aim of providing an arts festival with something for everyone once again materialised and we would like to thank so many including Thurles Town Council, Thurles Gardai, Tipperary County Council, Tipp FM, and all our sponsors.
“We were also thrilled that Sky television broadcasted our fireworks night on Channel 191 and this has given us great exposure both nationally and internationally.
Secretary of the committee, Cllr David Doran( Sinn Fein) stated that planning for next years festival will begin again in January and that the committee is already looking forward to it.
“We work extremely hard behind the scenes in producing our programme of events and it gives us great satisfaction knowing that so many gain a huge amount of enjoyment from our festival. Hopefully, please God, 2015 will be a bigger and better event for everyone involved and for all those who come along to enjoy the festivities,” Cllr Doran said