Last year Clonmel enjoyed very successful and peaceful Halloween celebrations. The Zombie Walk had over 1,000 participants, as the town centre became a haven for zombies and ghouls.
Planning has begun for this year’s Halloween festivities. Some of the events have yet to be confirmed but there will be various events in several locations around the town and in the estates in the days leading up to October 31st. These include workshops in the County Museum, the Library and a midnight soccer tournament.
On the evening of Halloween, Wednesday, 31st October, those wishing to take part in the Zombie Walk will assemble in a central location from about 6.30pm. There will be face painting for those in costume. The Place2Bee Youth Cafe in Morton Street will also be hosting a special music and face- painting event before the start.
The Zombie Walk will be started by the Mayor of Clonmel Billy Shoer about 7pm and move down through the streets of the town. All those in costume are welcome to join and there will be spot prizes for best costumes. The organisers are currently working with various groups who want to join the parade and any community group wishing to take part should send an e-mail to Pat Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, 8th October.
Workshops will be organised for those who want to make lanterns to carry during the walk.
The Zombie Walk will end in an open location in Clonmel, probably one of the car parks where there will be music before the night’s festivities finish at 9.30 pm.