Halloween 2019 in Warrenpoint
What’s on in Warrenpoint on Halloween Night 31 October 2019?
There’s loads of scary, fun and wonder going on!
Read on to check out what’s on in Warrenpoint
Safer Warrenpoint Project and Warrenpoint Youth Forum have joined forces to make Halloween 2019 in Warrenpoint one to remember!
Check out the video interview with Ezra Davis, part time youth worker with the Education Authority Youth Service, and Councillor Mickey Ruane who tell us about the exciting programme of events for Warrenpoint at Halloween 2019.
(Full written transcript of the interview below)
Zombie Colour Run in Warrenpoint
Don’t freak out and think that Warrenpoint has been attacked by Zombies on Halloween night!!!
Halloween 2019 in Warrenpoint will see the first ever Halloween Teenage Zombie Colour run along the Promenade!
If your teenager fancies getting all zombied up for the night make sure to tell them about this!
The Warrenpoint Youth Forum is the social action youth project who had the idea to try something unique, different and fun at Halloween.
Teenage Zombie Colour Run will take place at Warrenpoint Promenade.
Registration for the Zombie Run will take place at 6pm
The Zombie Run commences at 7pm.
Live Music from Those Guys
There will be music and dancing at Havelock Place Carpark from 7pm with Those Guys taking the stage!
Want to know more about Halloween in Ireland? Click How and why do we celebrate Halloween in Ireland
Fireworks Display at 8pm
There will be a massive Fireworks Display from the Warrenpoint Breakwater (Pier) at 8pm.
Across the week of midterm break our young people and Warrenpoint Youth Forum have also partnered up with the Friendship Club.
They will have conversations with the members to find out what Halloween was like for them whenever they were younger and what Halloween was like back then and what Halloween is like today.
Young people in our group are also working on their luncheon for Halloween with the Friendship Club to serve tea and coffee
Community Centre for Warrenpoint
The Community Centre for Warrenpoint host a Halloween Disco in the Marine Tavern from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Full written transcript of Interview with Ezra Davis and Councillor Mickey Ruane
Ezra Davis is a part time youth worker with the Education Authority Youth Service, and Councillor Mickey Ruane, Newry, Mourne Down District Council, who tell us about the exciting programme of events for Warrenpoint at Halloween 2019:
“so here we are in 2019 we have a number of events happening on Halloween night.
We have moved all of our festivities to the front shore area.
The fireworks display this year will be off the Breakwater same as last year but unlike last year we will have the stage and the band the music and all the festivities that go along with the Halloween Festival on the night
We also have the Youth Forum on board this year with us which is a vitally important part to the Halloween project and we’re delighted that we’ve been working alongside with them for the past month or two to bring the different elements of the festival together the
Young people with Warrenpoint Youth Forum have been working closely with the Safer Warrenpoint Project and we have decided to come up with an event for young people within the community at Halloween.
We’re doing a zombie colour run around at the front Shore promenade and it should be from 6:00 till 8 O’Clock on Halloween evening.
Our young people have actually come up with the idea of a colour run themselves and when we were invited to talk to the Safer Warrenpoint Project we thought this would be a brilliant time to integrate this into one of their events.
Halloween was always problematic in the town and over the last 10 to 12 years we’ve changed that perception of our town and the centre has changed dramatically.
People are coming down in the town centre enjoying what’s put on for them – the music, the fireworks, the different events that take place around it
Our young people noticed in previous years that with events that are happening and festivals that are happening within Warrenpoint there was always a space where teenagers and young people didn’t really fit in.
There was always events for children and older family members and adults.
Our young people have decided to come up with this event to divert young people from drinking around Halloween and also give them something fun to do.
We just encourage all the family to join with us and to join in the festivities join in the different events that are taking place.
I have no doubt that the element that the Youth Forum are bringing to it this year will add a different dimension to it completely.
Across the week of midterm break our young people and Warrenpoint Youth Forum have also partnered up with the Friendship Club just having conversations with them to find out what Halloween was like for them whenever they were younger
and to kind of bounce ideas off each other about what Halloween was like back then and what Halloween is like today.
Young people in our group are also working on their luncheon for Halloween with the Friendship Club to serve tea and coffee also.
On the evening of Halloween the Community Centre for Warrenpoint are also putting on a disco for school children which will take place in the Marine Tavern which will lead in then to the other events that are taking place on Halloween Night.”
Check out our video – Halloween in Ireland – below!