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Saturday 23 August 2014

Spooktacular Halloween in Killorglin

Published 16/10/2013 | 05:36

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Front: Aoibhe O’Connell, centre, from left; Fiona Kennedy, Molly Kingston, Geraldine Foyle, Anna Kingston and Patricia Coco Garcia and back, from left; Aoife and Lucy Kingston, Bill Denby and Ann Connelly.

HALLOWEEN comes early to Killorglin this year, so locals better be prepared for ghouls, witches and even headless henchmen as the town hosts its annual Halloween parade on Saturday, October 26.

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The parade is open to everyone, young and old, and begins at 8.30pm at the Fishery before working its way uptown and finishing in Library Place.

Organisers are encouraging everyone to come out and join in with the Halloween spirit and many local pubs will also have live entertainment and fancy dress events late into the night.

"We are asking publicans and local businesses to get into the atmosphere again this year," organising committee member Erwin Kingston says. "Halloween in Killorglin is getting bigger and bolder, so let's make it scarier and spookier and we would urge the local premises to be a big part of that and dress up to get into the spirit of the festivities."

Premier Facepainting will be in town on the Saturday for those wishing to get 'made up' for the big event and they will be at based at A4 on Iveragh Road from lunchtime onwards.

Bouncy castles will be on hand for the little ones and an open air disco, including a big screen, will be in staged in Library Place following the parade.

Meanwhile, the Bank Holiday weekend festivities kickstart with a special Halloween Pub Quiz on Friday, October 25, in Bunkers Bar from 9pm.

Participants are asked to dress up for the event and there will be prizes for the best costume as well as plenty of spot prizes.

Kerryman

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