'The Living Dead' turn out in force for Halloween Walk in Clonmel

Eamonn Wynne

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'The Living Dead' turn out in force for Halloween Walk in Clonmel

Hundreds turned out for the annual Halloween Zombie Parade in Clonmel.

Initiated five years ago by Clonmel Borough Council in conjunction with the Gardaí as part of their Halloween safety policy, the event is now firmly established in the annual cultural calendar.

People of all ages took advantage of the fine weather and enthusiastically embraced the spirit of the night.

The theme of the walk was 'The Living Dead' and participants put great effort into their costumes, which reflected the ghostly spirit of the occasion.

The event was even bigger than last year and was thoroughly enjoyed by all in a safe and family-friendly atmosphere.

Crowds gathered at Market Place before parading along Emmet Street, Parnell Street and Dillon Street, with entertainment provided en route on the journey to the Kickham Barracks Plaza.

There the finale included music, fire dancing, hot apple juice, treats and the very popular costume competition.

Thanks are extended to all who helped make it another memorable Halloween. 

These include everyone who took part, the organisers, Gardaí, Civil Defence and stewards.

In the picture above Wendy Austin Rawlings, Benita Ahearne and Nicolata Pserackaite strike a pose for photographer John Kelly.