Derry’s Halloween celebrations are coming to Donegal this October.
New ‘cautious’ plans have been set by Derry City and Strabane District Council for the 2021 holiday.
The new and revised format will include a fifth zone in Donegal.
The plan is to use Grianán of Aileach Fort as a promotional location to help tell the mythical story of Samhain as well as a plan for some family based activity in the recently redeveloped Swan Park site in Buncrana.
The activity will be made possible with the support of £30,000 from the North West Development Fund.
Derry City and Strabane Events, Tourism and Marketing teams are working closely with the officers in Donegal County Council to deliver this project on the ground.
The objective of this funding is to extend the tourism impact of Derry Halloween into the wider region and placing the wider region on the map.
Teams within the Derry City and Strabane District Council are progressing cautiously with a plan subject to COVID regulations and public health advice. The Festival and Events team continuing to closely monitor the evolving situation and working closely with Tourism Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance and other industry bodies.
The proposed dates for this year’s Halloween Festival are Friday 29th October – Sunday 31st October 2021 with Awakening the Walled City programme running for three evenings.
Featured image: Grianán of Aileach by Tom Archer for Failte Ireland