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Sunday 17 November 2019

Hallowe'en celebration at Delgany burial ground

Mary Fogarty

The Old Burial Ground in Delgany was transformed last Saturday, hosting over 150 parents and children for its first ever Hallowe'en celebration.

Dating from the seventh century, the Old Burial Ground is located in the centre of the village and provides the only open community space in Delgany.

There were lots of Hallowe'en treats for the children, including face painting, glitter tattoos, crafts and treats. Tea and coffee were put on for the adults, giving them a chance to chat to others in the community. 'I was delighted with the number of people who attended the event,' said custodian of the Old Burial Ground, Lailli DeBuitlear.

'Since it was revived and reopened to the public in 1999 there has never been so many people inside at one time. The interest people are showing in the historical site is wonderful. The event has helped raise awareness of our local heritage and for many people it is the first time they have come through these gates.'

The event was run by Delgany Tidy Towns and donations were in aid of the Trick or Treat campaign for Temple Street Children's University Hospital.

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