Over the past month hundreds of local people, schools, youth projects and community groups have been busy getting ready for the Halloween season – building floats for the parade, rehearsing for their performances, building haunted houses and making Halloween props for the festival.
The fireworks will start at 8.50pm. The best vantage point is from the Festival Village on the Plaza or the Meadow on Ballymun Road.
Balbutcher Lane will be closed for the duration of the display and there will be traffic disruption on Ballymun Road as the road will be closed for 20 minutes. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause
Mary Murray (of Love/Hate) will be freakin' the hell out of us on Halloween Night, when herself and Jed Murray (no relation I'm told) will be lurking in axis Theatre for an evening of scary storytelling as part of this year's Otherworld Halloween Festival (Monday 31st October). Storytelling sessions will take place at 6.30pm and 7.30pm Axis Ballymun Each show lasts 30 mins. Free event. Will suit children aged 5-11 years. There will be a ticket station outside on the plaza on the night and people can get wristbands for particular shows. Capacity is 25 children per show.
Aine Crowley - Youth Arts Worker with BRYR just sent the festival team this gorgeous sketch of the Spirit Garden she's designed for Otherworld this year - that will pop up on the Ballymun Plaza on halloween night - filled with tepees, giant spiders, clouds etc.. The design 'masterpiece' is finally coming together and will be lit up on the night. All the work is made by young people, community groups and youth workers across Ballymun. Terrific communtiy arts collaborative spirit this year led by Aine Crowley, Stewie Dowie, Axis Ballymun, Aisling Project & Dublin City Council