Thousands flock to scary Derry
TENS of thousands of
people flocked to the centre of Derry on Halloween
night as the city signed off on its 2017
celebrations in spooktacular style.
Crowds crammed the streets to watch the climactic
‘Releasing the Moon’ street carnival parade where
arts, circus and street performers joined hundreds
of local children in a multi-coloured trail along
the banks of the Foyle.
The evening ended when
the stunning annual fireworks display illuminated
the night sky.
It was a scene that was replicated across Donegal
and the North West as thousands of families went out
trick or treating in their communities.
Over last weekend and
into this week, the Under the Samhain Moon themed
Halloween celebrations in Derry attracted record
numbers of around 45,000 as revellers gathered for a
jam-packed programme of music, dance and other