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Friday 23 February 2018

People urged to stay away from ‘illegal bonfires’ and report ‘stockpiled’ material ahead of Halloween

THE country’s largest local authority is urging people to stay away from bonfires tomorrow night.

Dublin City Council are reminding members of the public that bonfires are “illegal” – and are urging them to report any “stockpiled bonfire material”.

Members of the public can ring a confidential helpline to report such activities right up until Halloween night, the city council have advised.

But the council have a number of family-friendly and free activities lined up for Halloween. 

The council and local communities throughout the city have teamed up to organise an action packed programme of events tomorrow night.

A full list of Halloween events in Dublin is available at:  http://bit.ly/TWp2zu

Weather permitting, the highlights include:

Ballymun Otherworld Festival, The Plaza, Ballymun, 6-9pm. Includes parades, music and dancing. Finishes with a firework display at 8.45pm.

• Finglas Fright Night, Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Rd, Finglas, Dublin 11, 6-9pm. Face painting, bouncy castle, carousel and a fireworks display at 8.30pm.

• Finglas Halloween Marquee, Main Street, Finglas Village, 11am-4pm

• East Wall Halloween Festival Parade, East Wall, Dublin 3. Leaves Strangford Road at 6.15 arrives Russell Avenue 7.15. Includes Haunted House and Halloween Party

• Darndale Park, Darndale, Dublin 17. Fireworks display at 6pm

• Cherry Orchard, Dublin102. Haunted House in Cherry Orchard Equine Centre, 12-2pm. Big Firework Display 5.30pm in the park opposite St. Ultan’s Primary School.

 

If people wish to report any stockpiled bonfire material, they can contact the Litter Hotline 1800 251 500 (office hours) or the EPA's 24 hour National Environmental Complaints Line at 1850 365 121 or log onto www.dublincity247.ie

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