Preparations are well under way for Clonmel's most popular Halloween event! Now in its sixth year, the annual Clonmel Halloween Walk has gone from strength to strength, thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of the many performance groups and individuals who have taken part on a voluntary basis over the last few years, and this year the event is shaping up to be more popular than ever.
The theme of this years walk is 'Skulls and Bones' & several large skeleton puppets will accompany the walk on Halloween night. Free family workshops to construct large puppets, as well as smaller hand-held ones, will take place at the Arts Centre on Nelson Street on this Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 5pm, and people are encouraged to be creative and dress up for the event, which will begin at the former Superquinn premises at Market Place at 6:15pm, with face painting and spooky music. The walk begins at 7pm sharp, and will take in Emmet Street, Parnell Street, part of College Avenue, Cross Street and into Kickham Barracks where a finale of dance, drama and music performances will take place, along with a competition for most original costume. Johnathan Ryan of Tipperaryphotos.com will be on hand to capture all the action, and we extend thanks to Johnathan for allowing the reproduction of his photos here.
This year’s line-up includes several new performance groups such as the Uproar Rock Chorus.
Fire dancers from Fire Fatale and Co. will be back, as will the excellent Derek Harvey doing make-up for performers. Louise Garcia reprises her role as MC, hip hop dancer Evan Murphy and the AOK senior class will also be in attendance to entertain the crowds .
A selection of sideshows and food stalls will also be available, and is a safe event, supported by a strong Garda and Civil Defence presence.
This will be a memorable family night out, one not to be missed!