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Derry To Host Halloween Festival

By Dave Simpson
Derry To Host Halloween Festival

Derry will host a Halloween festival from 28-31 October.


Around 100,000 are expected to attend the festival, which will take place at 14 locations across the city as well as extending into Strabane and Donegal before coming together in one giant finale with a carnival parade and a fireworks display in Derry on Halloween night.

Statements By Visit Derry Chief Executive

Visit Derry chief executive Odhran Dunne said he is proud to see how the city has grown into one of the best places in the world to enjoy Halloween.

He said, "This is a vibrant city with a rich, mythical, creative and cultural history. When people visit for the Halloween festival, they are guaranteed to have a wonderful time at great value.

"As always, we're looking forward to welcoming people from all over the world to Derry once more as our festivities get back to full strength.


"The city really does roll out the red carpet for visitors. The festival attractions are some of the best you will find in the world but beyond that our bars and restaurants are always lively and serving some of the best produce the north-west has to offer.

"With the Halloween festivities also taking in Donegal and Strabane, this is the perfect opportunity to visit the whole area. We are famed as being the gateway to both the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coast with an abundance of stunning places to visit."

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